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

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  1. hur575

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    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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  3. jaylou

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Hi, I have added your tip to my post, yes just restarted SW again, I get weighed again tomorrow
     
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    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.
     
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    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....
     
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    i take mug shots if i know im gonna be busy and loads of fruit
     
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    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.
     
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    Hi I added your tips, what are mugshots? Sorry if it is stupid question, never heard of them!! :eek:
     
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    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.
     
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    Mugshots are basically cup of soups with pasta or noodles in which are free on green and EE days :)
     
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    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.
     
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    THank you, is it like Bombay Bad Boy noodle?
     
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    spaghetti hoops....free and cheapish!
     
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    Not quite lol

    They look like this:

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    Not all of them are free though. The Chicken Noodle ones and Tomato and Herb are 100% free on green and EE days though.
     
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    Never seen them, where can you buy them from?
    Thanks in advance
     
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    I always get mine from Tesco and Asda, they are in the rice and pasta sections.
     
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    Thanks Sarah-jayne
     
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    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!
     
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    Sainsbury's own Vegetable Ravioli - 51p per tin - SYN FREE!!!!
     
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