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No time to cook? What can you take to work?

hur575

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S: 19st12lb C: 19st4lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 46.3 Loss: 0st8lb(2.88%)
#1
I am starting this thread, because I am sure there others in this situation. I have failed SW before, because it involves planning, and I am bad at this. I come tired from work and last thing I want to do is cook for lunch!! But here are tips,

· My work canteen sell Jacket potato, so I ask for it with beans no butter

· if you have microwave at work, you can microwave a potato after piercing it for 10 minutes, and add baked beans or cottage cheese if you like.

· If you have just have kettle at work, you can try Ainsley harriott couscous, you only need to add hot water, and leave for 5 minutes, it is so yummy

· Sainsubury’s taste the difference roasted baby potatoes & garlic are 1 ½ syns

· Branston vegetable Ravioli is 1 syn

· Sainsubury’s taste the difference coriander pilau rice 2 ½ syns

· Sharwood’s microwave noodles , choose from Rich soy & sesame seed at 3 syns, or sweet & sour, and sweet chilli 2 ½ syns.

· Jaylou tip- supernoodles are free (the low fat ones) and ping in 6 mins

· Sarah- Jayne tip-Heinz Ravioli (1.5 syns for the whole tin) only takes 3 minutes in the microwave.

· Sarah- Jayne tip- Bacon sandwich! You can use you two slices of bread for HEXB and then just nuke the bacon in the microwave for 2 minutes, lovely!


· Sarah- Jayne tip-Tesco chargrilled chicken in the packets are free and are lovely to pick on.



Any more aideas?
 
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#2
Some good tips there! Are you following SW now?

I struggle with lunches sometimes but my favourite thing is to take left overs to microwave.

I also make a huge pot of soup on the weekend when I have more time and freeze it in portions (it makes 6-8 portions). I take one out in the morning and it's defrosted by lunch ready to ping.

Other than that, supernoodles are free (the low fat ones) and ping in 6 mins.
 
S: 14st4lb C: 14st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#3
Good thread!

I find that Supernoodles are great for lunch if you have a microwave, they only take about 3 minutes and are a good filling meal. Same with savory rice, although that takes about 8 minutes in the microwave.

Heinz Ravioli (1.5 syns for the whole tin) only takes 3 minutes in the microwave.

Bacon sandwich! You can use you two slices of bread for HEXB and then just nuke the bacon in the microwave for 2 minutes, lovely!

Mugshots.

Tesco chargrilled chicken in the packets are free and are lovely to pick on.
 

hur575

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S: 19st12lb C: 19st4lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 46.3 Loss: 0st8lb(2.88%)
#4
Some good tips there! Are you following SW now?

I struggle with lunches sometimes but my favourite thing is to take left overs to microwave.

I also make a huge pot of soup on the weekend when I have more time and freeze it in portions (it makes 6-8 portions). I take one out in the morning and it's defrosted by lunch ready to ping.

Other than that, supernoodles are free (the low fat ones) and ping in 6 mins.
Hi, I have added your tip to my post, yes just restarted SW again, I get weighed again tomorrow
 
G: 10st10lb
#5
Good ideas put forward there for quick and easy. Try cooking extra at your evening meal and taking it to work next day for lunch to microwave too. At a weekend, make a huge pot of soup and freeze into portions for lunch, I know most don't want to spend their weekend cooking but soup doesn't take long to prepare and once its cooking, job done.
 

JoRoger

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#6
Tesco Cheese Ravioli is 3.5 syns on green for the whole tin, and it really is lovely, I even like it cold!

mmmm reading this thread has got me thinking about the first time I did SW all those years ago, when....macaroni cheese....was FREE!!!! mmmmmmm....
 
#8
At a weekend, make a huge pot of soup and freeze into portions for lunch, I know most don't want to spend their weekend cooking but soup doesn't take long to prepare and once its cooking, job done.
Very true! I made the carrot, lentil and coriander soup from the magazine this weekend. The only time it took was 5 mins to chop the carrots and onion and a few seconds to blend. It was lovely too.
 

hur575

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S: 19st12lb C: 19st4lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 46.3 Loss: 0st8lb(2.88%)
#9
Good thread!

I find that Supernoodles are great for lunch if you have a microwave, they only take about 3 minutes and are a good filling meal. Same with savory rice, although that takes about 8 minutes in the microwave.

Heinz Ravioli (1.5 syns for the whole tin) only takes 3 minutes in the microwave.

Bacon sandwich! You can use you two slices of bread for HEXB and then just nuke the bacon in the microwave for 2 minutes, lovely!

Mugshots.

Tesco chargrilled chicken in the packets are free and are lovely to pick on.

Hi I added your tips, what are mugshots? Sorry if it is stupid question, never heard of them!! :eek:
 

Mrs V

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S: 21st7lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 9st2lb(42.52%)
#10
I always find that if Im cooking my tea anyway, I will just prepare for the next day. Left overs are great to reheat in the microwave too.
 

hur575

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S: 19st12lb C: 19st4lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 46.3 Loss: 0st8lb(2.88%)
#12
Good ideas put forward there for quick and easy. Try cooking extra at your evening meal and taking it to work next day for lunch to microwave too. At a weekend, make a huge pot of soup and freeze into portions for lunch, I know most don't want to spend their weekend cooking but soup doesn't take long to prepare and once its cooking, job done.
Ok normally, I do that, I just restarted now and last weekend I cooked for the whole week but there are days where you run out, or just can’t cook, I know it might sound weird but my kitchen roof decided to fall yesterday!!! The whole place is a mess, the upstairs people did work, and managed to get to my roof, first thing it thought off that is my diet out of window, takeaway in! Then I thought of this thread.
 

hur575

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S: 19st12lb C: 19st4lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 46.3 Loss: 0st8lb(2.88%)
#13
Mugshots are basically cup of soups with pasta or noodles in which are free on green and EE days :)

THank you, is it like Bombay Bad Boy noodle?
 

biggysmalls

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S: 12st5.5lb C: 10st12.3lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 1st7.3lb(12.25%)
#14
spaghetti hoops....free and cheapish!
 
S: 14st4lb C: 14st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#15
Not quite lol

They look like this:



Not all of them are free though. The Chicken Noodle ones and Tomato and Herb are 100% free on green and EE days though.
 

hur575

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S: 19st12lb C: 19st4lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 46.3 Loss: 0st8lb(2.88%)
#16
Not quite lol

They look like this:



Not all of them are free though. The Chicken Noodle ones and Tomato and Herb are 100% free on green and EE days though.
Never seen them, where can you buy them from?
Thanks in advance
 

hur575

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S: 19st12lb C: 19st4lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 46.3 Loss: 0st8lb(2.88%)
#18
Thanks Sarah-jayne
 
#19
great thread everyone.. my problem isn't lunch its the evenings, after 8 hours at work i dont have the energy to cook a large meal. there is only so many slow cooker meals you can do as wel!
 

Lucky7

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S: 10st4lb C: 10st4lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 27.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#20
Sainsbury's own Vegetable Ravioli - 51p per tin - SYN FREE!!!!
 


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