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Bellaboo9 Mon 11-Sep-17 23:44:53

Hi

I'm lacking in inspiration for breakfast and lunch, seem stuck in a rut and fed up of the usual breakfasts and lunches.

Would you mind telling me what you have for breakfast and lunches? I'm fine with my evening meal and usually use up 10 points for that meal but what do you use the rest on?

Thanks smile

Notreallyhappy Tue 12-Sep-17 14:49:43

Breakfast : 1 toast topped with egg or chicken or tuna.
Fruit & yogurt. Thins with bacon or l/f sausage.
Beans on toast tinned spaghetti or tomatoes.
Poached eggs. Omelettes.
Lunch : tortilla pizza with protien cheese
Filled flat breads.
Pitta breads. Salads.
Pasta with tomato sauce
Roast meats salad
Baked potatoes

namechangedtoday15 Tue 03-Oct-17 22:16:50

Have you seen the skinny kitchen secrets website? There is a recipe for carroty oats or something like that - its almost like carrot cake (in a very loose sense) but I have that quite often for breakfast (half the amount so 3 pts with a milky coffee) and fruit.

Or yoghurt with fruit and a handful of toasted almonds.

Slices of wafer thin ham filled with low fat sift cheese.

Omelettes.

Lunches - at work, usually chicken salad with roast butternut squash or a couple of tbsp of lentils / cous cous to make it more filling. Soup, occasionally rice cakes with houmous. Cold Spanish tortilla, roasted veg and halloumi at weekend!

Overnight oats
30g porridge oats (3sp)
Mixed with
WW yog (2 sp)
And frozen berries
Make the night before and eat in the morning

Porridge
30g oats (3sp)
Made with unsweetened almond milk (1sp)
Chopped up banana mixed in and some sugar free fat free syrup from my protein

For lunch today I had a tesco garlic chicken steak in breadcrumbs (7sp)
With a side salad and
Butternut squash fries
With 14g of sweet chilli sauce (1sp)

Thins are good for lunch too. With a variety of fillings.

Or a small jacket potato with tuna, extra light salad cream, chopped spring onion and black pepper. With salad.

Megadude Fri 06-Oct-17 17:53:55

Some of my favourite breakfasts are:

Scotch pancake with natural yoghurt and fruit.

Poached egg and ham on toast.

Boiled egg and toast.

Fruit smoothies.

Purition protein shake blended with milk and a banana.

Half an avocado on toast, sometimes topped with a poached egg.

Home made oaty breakfast bar with nuts and berries added.

sez49 Fri 06-Oct-17 20:54:05

Do you point you fruit smoothies or your banana in your shake?

Have you got a recipe for your oaty breakfast bar please? They sound yummy!

I've not tried avocado on toast with an egg, but bought one this week, so need to give it a try!

Megadude Fri 06-Oct-17 21:34:13

I go by the rule that if you make the smoothie yourself, you don't need to point the whole fruit. I point the coconut water or apple juice I make it with though.

I do have the recipe, I'm old school and still using pro points. I like to vary the fruits and seeds, pecans are gorgeous in it:

Oat and Fruit Slices, 4PP per portion
75g low fat spread
50g soft light brown sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
150g oats
25g dried cranberries
25g dried apricots chopped
15g pumpkin seeds

1) In a saucepan, heat the spread, sugar and syrup together. Remove from the heat and fold through the oats, dried fruit and pumpkin seeds.
2) Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180C/fan 160C. Line a round 20cm tin (I use those reuseable Delia ones, and only bother with the bottom), then tip in the oat mixture, pushing it down tightly into the tin.
3) Bake for 15 minutes in the oven. Once cooked, remove from the tin and leave to cool completely before cutting into 8 wedges (I normally do six and add the extra points on). Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

namechangedtoday15 Fri 06-Oct-17 21:50:44

I;ve just put that recipe through the recipe builder for current points and they work out at 7 points each for 8??

Megadude Fri 06-Oct-17 22:11:21

I've never used smart points. Is that good or bad? If you cut into eight pieces it isn't a massive portion, and you'll probably need to have some fruit and/or yoghurt to feel satisfied.

namechangedtoday15 Fri 06-Oct-17 22:40:08

It depends doesn't it? You get 30 a day, but they seem to go pretty quickly so its quite a lot for breakfast once you've had a coffee etc especially if you have to have yoghurt or something else. Sound delish though so still might give them a whirl smile

Megadude Fri 06-Oct-17 23:03:33

Crikey it would be high for Smart points then. This is an old WW recipe too. They are really nice though!

sez49 Fri 06-Oct-17 23:08:40

Thanks for the recipe Megadude.

I just wanted to highlight the fact that officially WW say you need to point fruit blended in smoothies and juices, on the current SmartPoints plan. No idea if that was the same or different back on ProPoints? But, even if it was the same, as long as you are losing, that is what really matters!

SquareWord Fri 06-Oct-17 23:08:47

You need to point the fruit in a smoothie.

dantdmistedious Fri 06-Oct-17 23:27:53

You do need to point the fruit in a smoothie.

I do 16:8 and ww so skip breakfast it’s way easier.

Megadude Sat 07-Oct-17 08:38:52

When I last went to WW, I was told to point shop bought smoothies, but not if you make it yourself. That was back in pro points days though. I am losing, so not changing!

SquareWord Sat 07-Oct-17 11:35:32

Mega - yes, that's right. It's only since SmartPoints that you have to point smoothies. If it's working for you then just keep on doing what you're doing. smile If your weight loss starts to slow down then you will know where to save some points though.

Megadude Sun 08-Oct-17 21:00:37

Thanks Square, basically I lose if I stay away from the beer!

Bellaboo9 Sat 14-Oct-17 13:48:56

Sorry only just seen the replies, thanks. I've not really been doing it the past few weeks do to family bereavements but going to get back in n track this weekend

Thanks for the ideas.

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