Lunch Ideas

One of the regular questions over on our Facebook group is for Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly Lunch Ideas. Successful lunches on a slimming diet are all about planning!

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Our plan-tastic website, www.pinchofnom.com is full of recipes and ideas to help you stay on track, whether you’re at home, at work, or out and about.

This post contains affiliate links. Find out what this means.

Be prepared

You can prepare and take lots of things to fill you up at lunchtime. With the right container or flask, you can take your healthy lunch with you.

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

A little preparation ahead of time can keep you beautifully on track for a great day. We’ve collected a few ideas for you here.

Storage

Sistema make a great range of containers and items to make it easy to transport your food when you’re out and about.

I use this fab little Sistema Cutlery Set which is pocket-sized and comes in a neat little carrying case – perfect for work, lunch or sports. You get a knife, fork, spoon and even a pair of chopsticks!

These Sistema CLIP IT Containers come in a set of 10 and are really handy to take a portion of food for lunch, or just to store in the fridge. They are fridge, freezer, dishwasher (top rack) and microwave (without lids) safe. 

Soups

If you want to take soup with you to heat in the microwave, this Sistema Microwave Soup Mugis ideal. With clip seals and a steam vent, it can go directly from fridge to microwave.

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Our soup recipes will give you a tasty, warm and filling option for lunch, whether you choose to heat in a microwave or take it hot in a flask.

If you’ve batch cooked in advance, it’s an quick and easy lunch. You’ll find all our soup recipes here.

One of my favourites is the Carrot and Butterbean Soup!

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

If you don’t have access to a microwave for lunch, or if you’re on the move, you can take a hot meal with you. Heat the food at home and pop it into a food flask such as this one by Thermos, available from Amazon.

I love this Thermos Dual Compartment Food Flask! It has two separate compartments, one pod keeps food hot for up to 7 hrs and the other keeps food cold for 22hrs. It comes with a built in spork (a spoon/fork combined) and a has carry handle too.

Out and About

I always take lots of slimming friendly supplies when I’m out and about. It may look as though I’m catering for several people, but as it’s all healthy food, I can make absolutely sure that I don’t go hungry!

Our Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad is great for a packed lunch when you’re out and about.

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

An insulated lunch bag is a great way to carry all this food around.

If you pop a couple of frozen ice packs in, your food will stay fresh and cool for hours.  I prefer a cool bag with one larger compartment so I can fit several containers and a couple of drinks, too.

One of my stand by foods to take in a packed lunch are Sausage Rolls. They’re perfect to satisfy those midday munchies!

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

I don’t know abut you, but I like to have plenty of vegetables prepared when I’m away from home.

A bag or container full of chopped up fruit or veg sticks etc removes the temptation to grab a chocolate bar or other calorie laden snack. These zip seal storage bags are ideal to just grab and go!

Salad – Not just lettuce!

Salads, including pasta salads, are a really good way to stop the tummy rumbles through the day.

Whenever I take Orzo Primavera to work, I’m asked for the recipe! It’s the dish I also take if we have a contribution lunch, and everyone loves it!

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Another favourite is Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad, for it’s fresh taste and colourful meal appeal! Basil is one of my favourite flavours, and the combination of basil with  tomato and mozzarella is soooo good!
Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

For a pretty substantial lunch, why not try our Pea, Pickle and Bacon Potato Salad? It’s delicious to eat cold and it will satisfy the hungriest appetite!

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Another really filling lunch choice would be our BLT Pasta Salad. This will keep in the fridge for up to 48 hours, so can easily be prepared in advance a couple of days ahead.

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

I tried this Sweet Chilli Tuna & Mackerel Salad for the first time recently and it certainly won’t be the last! One of the quickest salads to prepare, made using cans of tuna and mackerel and a bag of salad. Couldn’t be simpler!

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Batch Cooking and Leftovers

If you’re super organised, batch cooking is a great way to prepare for meals away from home. These 3 Compartment Tupperware Containers are available from Amazon and are great for preparing meals in advance to store in the fridge or freeze.

I’ve made a batch of our Mexican Chilli Beef and used these containers to freeze a couple of portions for another day.

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

You can also take leftovers from last night’s evening meal. If you make a recipe, and you have a portion or two left, pop in into a food storage container and store in the fridge overnight.

You’ll be the envy of colleagues when you pull your container of Campfire Stew out of the microwave!

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Ideally, you should take it to work in a cool bag and if possible, transfer to a fridge. Pop into the microwave, heat through thoroughly and enjoy.

One of my absolute favourite meals if I have a portion leftover is Pasta Bolognese Bake. It’s so quick and easy to reheat in a microwave and will keep you full until your evening meal!

Lunch Ideas | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

I’ve made so many recipes from the website and taken an extra portion to work. It’s good to know that you’re on plan whilst enjoying a delicious, filling lunch.

I usually add some extra veg to the 3 Compartment Tupperware Containers to have too too! 

Need some extra help & motivation on your slimming journey?

Come join our Facebook group! We have over 850,000 members, who want to help you! You wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun would you?

“Pinch

You might just find the inspiration you need from our awesome members. If you’ve joined already why not invite any friends that may find it helpful?

Pre-Order Our Second Cookbook Now! 

We are SO excited to announce that our second cookbook, Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light is being released on 12 December 2019 and is available for pre-order now!!!

As the name suggests, this book is entirely focused on meals you can make every day that all come in at 400 calories or less…INCLUDING accompaniments!

There will be 100 NEW & EXCLUSIVE recipes for you to enjoy that are easy, delicious and make slimming hassle-free.

As ever, all the recipes have been tried and tested by our lovely army of recipe testers to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!

Looking for Slimming World Syns?

We agreed with Slimming World to remove their trademarked terms from our website. FIND OUT WHY HERE A-note-about-slimming-world-pinch-of-nom

Order Our 6 Month Food Planner Now!

first-image-pinch-of-nom-food-planner-preorder

We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.

Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.

Order Our Cookbook Now!

We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!

Pinch Of Nom Cookbook - preorder

The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!

Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Slimming World Recipes
A blog started by 2 chefs on their Slimming journey, evolving into an epic adventure shared by many!
BritMums
UKBA17-Highly-Commended
vueliotop10badge2018