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Heirhelp Mon 17-Apr-17 13:19:26

^ I am returning to work soon and I am in need of some super quick ideas.

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PlayOnWurtz Mon 17-Apr-17 15:12:28

Place marking! I usually have salads But they get a bit boring!

ChessieFL Mon 17-Apr-17 18:09:32

What facilities do you have? I often take leftovers and heat them up in microwave. Soup - could heat at home and take in a flask if you don't have a microwave. Ryvita and laughing cow (a and b choices). Rice or pasta salad.

Heirhelp Mon 17-Apr-17 18:12:53

We have a microwave but a short lunch break and everyone is in lunch at the same time. Ideally I would like some thing I can eat while working.

The only thing I can think of couscous with frozen veg and chickpea and/or chicken.

I will get home about 4.30/4.45 and will need to make dinner to my Velcro baby for 5 so I am batching cooking meals in advance.

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frazzledsouthlondon Mon 17-Apr-17 18:29:07

some of the Kabuto noodle/rice pots and the Itsu chicken noodle pots have low syn values and you just pour water on. Check on the SW website, Syns Online,

mathsy Mon 17-Apr-17 23:13:30

Sainsbury's do a lovely syn free chicken laksa noodle pot. I have them for my lunch at work at least once a week. Much, much nicer than mugshots and really filling.

Groovee Tue 18-Apr-17 05:52:00

Egg muffins with salad

Fruitboxjury Tue 18-Apr-17 06:00:51

Prawn avocado and lentil salad... prawns and linoleum straight out of packets, add lemon juice

Rye bread an smoked salmon with avocado and lemon

Leftover dinner from night before


Fruitboxjury Tue 18-Apr-17 06:01:20

Linoleum grin... lentils of course!

Heirhelp Wed 19-Apr-17 06:42:32

I love the idea of the prawn, advacado and lentil salad. Do you know how many syns are in half an advacado?

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Pepperedpig Wed 19-Apr-17 06:50:37

Half an avocado is 7 syns.

You could use a food flask to keep stuff warm so you don't have to use the microwave. I used to take a lot of soup to work in one.

I have tuna pasta a lot for lunch. Pasta, tuna, peas and low fat mayo. Or pasta and peas cooked together then add a cheese triangle or some cheese spread and chopped up ham. These can be eaten cold too.

trinitybleu Wed 19-Apr-17 07:45:10

DD has one of these and says her lunch is still hot after 5 hours ... its not huge but she has Mugshots, cous cous (half pack of Ainsley plus 100ml water), cuppa soups etc. and it's big enough for them.

Thermos Floral Funtainer Food Flask, 290 ml - Pink

Littleelffriend Wed 19-Apr-17 07:51:55

What's a Velcro baby?

trinitybleu Wed 19-Apr-17 07:58:17

A baby the refuses to be put down even for a minute ... they're velcro'd to you smile

Littleelffriend Wed 19-Apr-17 08:11:24

Thank you I thought it was a typo grin

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