No such thing as a free lunch?

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  1. ruthiebusybee

    ruthiebusybee Full Member

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    Oh yes there is!!

    Today I am having 2 (yes, 2!) packets of tomato and herb cup-a-pasta. It claims to be a "filling snack" so as it's my lunch I'm having two!

    I am also bringing back the Homemade Pot Noodle. I discovered these thanks to the genius of my darling Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall/River Cottage last September/October. I had them everyday for weeks and then stopped when I changed jobs.

    So, tomorrow I shall be bringing them back!

    I think tomorrow will be;
    - fine noodles (you need fine ones or they don't cook quick enough
    - chicken bovril
    - mixed herbs
    - finely chopped sugar snap peas
    - and maybe a small blob of tomato puree (1 tbspn is 0.5 syn, but you need less than a 1tsp for this, so I don't syn it, rebel!).

    Also nice in these is extra light Phile (synned or HE).

    I put all the dry ingredients into a lock-n-lock style tub (round, tallish ones, similar shape to a Pot Noodle), and the wet ingredients into a little one. Then, at lunchtime I put the wet into the dry and add hot water (quantity depends on how saucy I am feeling!) and then leave it to stand for around 5 minutes, until the noodles soften.

    Yummo!

    Much better for you than Pot Noodle as it doesn't contain half the rubbish or fat!

    So, yes, in my house, there is such a thing as a free lunch - plenty of them!

    What are your favourite office friendly (no micro or toaster here!) free lunches?
     
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    soccermom I AM A WEMITT x

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    Thanks for the noodle idea they sound great my kids would love them especially my youngest.
     
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    soccermom I AM A WEMITT x

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    How much chicken bovril do you use. Thanks.
     
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    Depends, normally a level tspn ish. I hate food too salty, and that Bovril can be really bad.

    I have also put some very finely chopped chicken in them before, for extra texture etc. Needs to be finely chopped though to heat through in the boiling water.

    Any veg is good as long as it's chopped finely enough.
     
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    great idea will have to try it as have noodles and chicken bovril in cupboard.
     
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    Mmmmmm, yummy chicken noodles for my lunch today!

    It's got a tsp of chicken bovril in it, but I think it could take more without being too salty to taste. That might just be my mindset with how salty traditional pot-noodles are.

    have bought some spices to make thai flavoured ones too as I adore the 99% fat free supernoodle ones........
     
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    Today's lunch is again a tupperware-noodle!

    Today's ingredients are - noodles, curry powder, chicken bovril, black pepper and peas.

    Can't wait for lunchtime! Mmmmmm.
     
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    This sounds nice for work.
    are the peas frozen? x
     
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    Yep, I make mine up in the morning, take it to work, and then just pour on the hot water at lunchtime. I do tend to keep the wet ingredients in a seperate little box until it's time to add the hot water though.
     
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