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Help please-red day lunches

babybloo

Extra Easy Apparently...!
#1
Last week I gained a pound despite sticking to the plan 100%, weighing out my healthy extras and changing them round so I don't eat the same things every day. I was okay with it as I realise the body reacts different to how we want it to at times but this morning I took a sneaky peek on the scales (they match the ones in class) and it looks like I've put on another pound:cry:. So, I've decided to give Extra Easy a rest after today and do a few red days before weigh in on Wednesday. Breakfasts will be no problem as I'll have me trusty porridge with yogurt at work which takes out 1 HEB and dinners will be fine as I can make a meal here and I would rather use my other HEB for potatoes to bulk out my meal. So, does anyone have any ideas for lunches that I can take to work (keeping in mind I'll have 2 HEA choices). I thought possibly the muffins from last month's mag with a couple of Joe's sausages but after that I got stuck.

In my freezer I have chicken breasts, pork chops, ready to eat chopped chicken breast, turkey mince, ALDI mini chicken fillets (garlic & chilli and red thai), white fish fillets and Joe's sausages. In my cupboard I have tinned tuna, chopped toms and every herb and spice you can think of and in my fridge I have gammon steaks.

Please red day geniuses, help me!!!:eat:
 
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#2
Turkey burgers and salad would be an option. Do you have bacon? You could have chicken breasts with a Joe's sausage squeezed over the top, wrapped in bacon and baked in the oven - you could even top with cheese or stuff with Babybel or Laughing Cow. Or if no bacon, split the chicken breast in the middle, stuff with sausagemeat and then sprinkle cheese over the top to 'seal' it? Or vice versa - stuff with cheese and press sausagemeat over the top.

What about trying my Indian Fish recipe to use up your fish? Just needs marinating overnight and then baked for 10 mins. Or it would go equally well with your ready chopped chicken.

Or bung the chopped chicken and cut up pieces of gammon into a slow cooker or on the hob for a couple of hours with your tinned tomatoes, some stock and homemade cajun seasoning:
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Mix and store in container in cupboard. Quite spicy so you only need a little. Also really good sprinkled over roast veg!

Hope those ideas help a little!
 
#3
Try a turkey meat loaf, have it hot for tea and cold for lunch. You could put some hard boiled eggs in it too as there free.

Sausage, swede mash and onion gravy with a yorkshire pudding (assume you have microwave at work) if not, how about cold sliced sausages with a spicy tomatoe salsa type sauce and salad, or cold sausage kebabs with a dipping sauce.

Frittata using cooked chicken.

You could make a fish pate but may have to add a bit of a more flavoursome fish like smoked mackrel or something, prawns or crab maybe.
 

babybloo

Extra Easy Apparently...!
#4
Thanks girls. Definitely gives me something to think about!
 


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