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Extra Easy Back to work Monday - any lunch ideas

#1
Hi everyone - Well! the long 'summer' (joke) break is over - no more posting on Minimins in my dressing gown til lunch time :eek: LOL

I need some inspiration/ideas please for lunches to take with me to work that are quick to eat and of course are EE free. I work in an Further Educ college with plenty of tempting fattening food in the cafes! :sigh::sigh::sigh:

The nature of the job means i don't always have a set lunch break and if students need support with eating then I may not get time for myself other than to quickly get something down my neck before class starts again. Not always got the time to heat something up either. Not ideal but that's how it is.

I don't want sandwiches everyday - i take the usual salad, cous cous etc

What do you all take for lunch? :eat:
any ideas would be most appreciated

THANK YOU XXX

P.S. Thank you for the help & friendship over the past weeks. I wont be able to be on the comp so much because I'll probably be cream crackered til i'm back in the swing of it. xxx
 
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Vixxster

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#2
Hey Chris, I wrote a post about this on my blog this morning! It's just one example but you might want to check it out xx
 
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#3
Homemade syn free soup in a flask. If you blend it well and thin slightly you can just drink it straight out of a mug. Filling, free, nutrituous and if you're allowed hot drinks in teaching rooms fixes the problem of no time to eat.

(It's what I use to stop me nibbling while at work).
 
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#4
5 ryvitas and a tin of mackeral in tom sauce.
Home made soup in a flask
cold or hot pasta ina flask
finn crisp slims and a pot of cottage cheese
Loads of fruit

Lynda
 
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#7
Try pasta, tomatoes, peppers, rocket and 1tsp of low fat green pesto (1.5syns). It's one of my staple lunches - sometimes add ham or chopped chicken too. Or mugshoots are great for a quick grab snack and you just need a mug, some hot water and a fork - ready in same time as a cup of coffee if your tight for time

Hope your first day back at work isn't too bad to ease you back in to normality!!
 
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#8
make a sw quiche (if you need recepie give me shout). I love this cold sliced to eat in a rush and also made the scotch eggs from the new mag and they were fab cold, I used pork mince as can't find chicken and not fussing making my own. I would also say don't use all the bread if you make them as I think I only needed 3 slices of the small loaf to coat mine not the 7oz they suggest.
 

Loupy

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#9
lazy days: chicken breast (or ham) rolll as my HEb, pear, apple and watercress - i then nibble throughout the day

not so lazy (or food from the night before) various types of pasta with chopped tomatoes, peppers etc. i also love pasta with prawn, garlic and smidge of olive oil.

Mostly i just ram a box full of vegies, salad and fruit and as much of what i have leftover from the night before.
 

ilovelife

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#10
can you post the quiche recipe please :)


make a sw quiche (if you need recepie give me shout). I love this cold sliced to eat in a rush and also made the scotch eggs from the new mag and they were fab cold, I used pork mince as can't find chicken and not fussing making my own. I would also say don't use all the bread if you make them as I think I only needed 3 slices of the small loaf to coat mine not the 7oz they suggest.
 
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#12
I work shifts and have been off for 6 months and i go back in a couple of weeks so i have been plannig too! I have bought, pasta 'n' sauces, ainsley cous cous, and mug shots as they are easy and i can be done in the microwave or rustled up ion a few minutes as i don't get a set break either (in fact i don't have a lunch break at all just eat on shift!) i also plan to take quorn cocktail sausages, packs of ham, and chicken, and i think i'll be going extra easy to be on the safe side! let me know how it goes!
 

Tab

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#13
I tend to do pasta and then add loads of salad. I then put in either a tin of tuna, egg, cooked meat, prawns, or babybel light if Ive not used my HEA as protein. For a 'sauce' I put some smoked paprika or BBQ spice or something like that and a spoonful of fat free fromage frais.
I find my main problem is eating lunch out as so few places do anything apart from sandwiches and I get really sick of jacket and beans lol
 
#14
Thanks for all your replies - Heres what im thinking for the week.

Monday - Pasta in SW tuna in tom sauce, red onion, courgette, cucumber, banana

Tuesday - Spicy Couscous, chicken & salad, fruit

Wednesday - SW Quiche, fruit

Thursday - Beef & Salad Sandwich, fruit

Friday - Egg Salad, fruit

Well thats the plan so far x Thank you x
 
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#15
Hi soz thats me just got back on.

SW quiche

mix up a packet of the batchelors pasta n sauce with water only till the pasta is cooked then put into a flan dish and spread to cover bottom.
Beat 3 or 4 eggs depending on size and add a 300g (small tub) lf cottage cheese and mix it together then use to put over the pasta. You can add anything to it like peppers, mushrooms, ham, chicken etc depending on what day you are on or just have it plain. I sometimes use the chicken and mushroom one and just add some peppers, sweetcorn, mushrooms and spring onion, or if I use the cheese, leek and ham one I add ham, onion and tomato. Sometimes I use the lf cottage cheese with chives in it for more flavour. You can eat it hot or cold but I normally have cold in my lunch box with salad.
 
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#16
I work shifts and have been off for 6 months and i go back in a couple of weeks so i have been plannig too! I have bought, pasta 'n' sauces, ainsley cous cous, and mug shots as they are easy and i can be done in the microwave or rustled up ion a few minutes as i don't get a set break either (in fact i don't have a lunch break at all just eat on shift!) i also plan to take quorn cocktail sausages, packs of ham, and chicken, and i think i'll be going extra easy to be on the safe side! let me know how it goes!
our consultant told us the ainsley cous cous had syns not sure if you know that as I didn't
 


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