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Work lunches without a microwave?

#1
Hi all,

I'm jumping back on the Slimming World bangwagon as I'm going to be a bridesmaid in 10 weeks time and like most, have eaten a little bit too much over Christmas!

I'm struggling with ideas for lunches as we have no microwave or toaster at work. I have porridge for breakfast so would like to stay away from sandwiches if possible, and the only other thing I can think of is salad - please help!!
 
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Browsie

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#2
I don't have access to a microwave or toaster either, it's a big pain. Buy a food flask, I got one a couple of months ago and its brill. I took left over spag bol in it the other day, yummy, had it with a side salad. Also it's great for taking SW soups. We have a canteen so I but a jacket and take my own fillings - hot (chilli / beans) or cold (HEX cheese / cottage cheese) with a small salad.

I also like to take HEX ryvitas with HEX laughing cow and some free cous cous and cucumber. Or tuna mix - tuna with onion, peppers, sweetcorn, cucumber and pasta mixed together with extra light salad cream.
 
#3
I got a food flask from Blacks and it is excellent. Best investment I made for my lunches!
 
#4
What is a food flask?

I have the same problem, I get bored of salad.

My fave option is to make a bit extra dinner, and eat that cold the next day, or if you can prepare stuff to take in theres:

cous cous.
pasta with a tomato sauce (onion, garlic, chilli, chopped toms and whatever else).
ryvieta and cottage cheese.
risotto or just normal rice with some chopped peppers, or mixed beans/ peas etc and some flavouring.
Home-made salmon dip and peppers/carrot sticks.
rolled slices of ham with laughing cow.
stuffed pepper.
cold cuts.
fish sticks.
 
#5
It's like a thermos flask, but wider with a wide mouth, so you can get food in it. I used to have one from Asda, but it didn't keep anything warm, but my new one is excellent.

People at class have said that they've put a pack of pasta and sauce in with hot water, and by lunchtime it's perfect - not tried that myself yet though!

Here's mine (sods law would mean it's reduced now!!) Blacks Food Flask
 
#7
if you order it today (4th Jan) you can use the code hxza for free delivery (just checked but expires today).
 
#9
Mine is either 400ml, or 600ml (although every chance it's 500ml!).

Basically the equivalent of a good sized bowl full if that helps.
 

Ela ine

Likes to post, and eat.
#10
Savory rice (eaten cold)
Tuna pasta salad
Boiled eggs and ham (great for red days)
Slimming world Quiche

You could take mug shots, if you have a kettle.. or cous cous (the Ainsley Harriot ones) - you literally need to just put it in to a bowl/container, add hot water, cover and then enjoy.

Anyway, good luck with finding something that suits you :)
 


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