The Easy Guide To Packed Lunches
As you might know, one of the key factors to success on a slimming diet is preparation. I don’t know about you, but preparing lunch for work is my least favourite job. That’s why we’ve come up with The Easy Guide To Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly Packed Lunches!
I’ve already made the dinner, washed the dishes, had an argument with my other half AND nearly ran over next doors cat- I’m exhausted and cannot be bothered to make a packed lunch.
Inevitably, it gets left until the morning and then I end up with a tin of spaghetti or even worse, I end up buying something with approximately 40,000 calories from the canteen at work. Oooops!
Over the past few weeks, I have been really trying to get some mojo in the packed lunch department and have some ideas to share with you lovely lot. Quick, easy, low calorie and damned tasty- perfect. We do spoil you!
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The Easy Guide To Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly Packed Lunches
Tip 1 – Leftovers!
Invest in a good bit of Tupperware, like the Sistema ones below, and take what you had the night before, for the day after.
Why not take some Curried Butternut Squash Soup or maybe a nice slice of Courgette & Butterbean Frittata?
If your office has a microwave, you can pretty much take anything for lunch- a great way to keep warm in the wintery months too.
Other things that are great as leftovers…
Tip 2 – Cous Cous!
Over the past few weeks, a firm favourite of mine has been the delicious Ainsley Harriot cous cous range.
This cous cous really is a lazy luncher’s dream. Just add hot water, wait a bit and you have a delicious and really low calorie accompaniment for some salad that will keep you full until home time.
I like to have mine with lots of green leaves, red onion, pepper, cucumber and some form of meat.
Tip 3 – Salad!
The Pinch of Nom Edamame, Sugar Snap and Carrot Asian Salad is also great to take to work- why not try it with the Ainsley Harriott Aromatic Thai Style cous cous?
I have also recently discovered the Pink Slaw from Tesco, which is low in calories and really tasty! Additionally, it makes your lunch really colourful and damned Instagrammable.
Tip 4 – Snacks for the 3PM Munchies!
I like to make sure that I have a full artillery of low-calorie snacks available for the 3pm munchies. I often fill a fruit bowl on on my desk on a Monday and work my way through it during the week.
Other good things to take are;
- Low calorie crisps
- Caramelised Onion Hummus and carrot & celery sticks
Perfect for late afternoon snacking session are these Vegetarian Scotch Eggs. They will fill you up until tea time!
Tip 5 – Chocolate!
It’s really important to take snacks to avoid the moments you really want to go and ask Linda for a slice of her birthday cake… Or delve into Debbie’s chocolate stash in the filing cabinet.
If you like to have a sweet treat, you could always take some cake so you don’t feel left out. These Chocolate and Orange Mini Bundt Cakes are perfect to pop into your lunch bag! Enjoy with a cup of tea whilst trawling through endless emails.
What do you guys take for lunch at work? Leave your ideas in the comments!