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Work lunches without a microwave?

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  1. linzi85

    linzi85 New Member

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    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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    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.
     
  4. Jennyonaplate

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    I got a food flask from Blacks and it is excellent. Best investment I made for my lunches!
     
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    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.
     
  6. Jennyonaplate

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    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. Happy Holidays

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    linzi85 you may wish to do a search for lunches there have been quite a few threads about this recently.

    There has also been a thread about food flasks.
     
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    if you order it today (4th Jan) you can use the code hxza for free delivery (just checked but expires today).
     
  9. Tinkerbellprincess2010

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    I thought of one of those this morning as i am @ work eating a salad and very cold.....what size was the one that you have? I have had a quick look on ebay at them.

    L
     
  10. Jennyonaplate

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    Mine is either 400ml, or 600ml (although every chance it's 500ml!).

    Basically the equivalent of a good sized bowl full if that helps.
     
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    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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    Hi girls re the food flask I got a thermos one which is 500ml from Morrisons I think it was £6. Best thing I've bought in a long time. x
     
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