Wednesday, May 11, 2016

9 Quick Slimming World Friendly Lunches

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Sometimes it's lunches that can undo all the good work during the day - people don't know what to have so they leave it, or they stick to the old reliable soup/sandwich combo. It's really easy to throw a tasty lunch together, each one of these lunches need minimal prep time (a couple of them depend on leftovers) and all can be made in advance and put into tupperware (maybe not the last one).

Lunch #1: Chicken, Salad, and Fruit

I used iceberg lettuce, cucumber, tomato, spring onions, yellow pepper, and pickled onions for the salad. I used a Birds Eye Original Chargrill (3 Syns) because it was quick - I threw it in the Airfryer for 10 minutes (you can oven cook or grill them too). The chicken is lovely hot or cold - you can use whatever you like, a packet of chicken pieces would be great too. Served with strawberries.

Lunch #2: Open Bacon Sandwich with a Fruit Pot
Uses Healthy Extra B 

I make these fruit pots in advance, a sealed box keeps about 4-5 days in the fridge (berries won't keep - I use melon, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, grapes. The pots are from Dealz). Use your Healthy Extra B for 2 slices of Wholemeal bread (check the app to make sure your brand is listed, this is Brennan's Be Good). Top with brown sauce or extra light mayonnaise, or even mustard (any of those need to be Synned), iceberg lettuce, and leftover lean boiled ham (sometimes I boil a ham on a Sunday for picking at over the next few days).

Lunch #3: Ryvita with Mashed Avocado/Egg with Fruit Salad
Uses Healthy Extra B

For this one, I used 4 Original Ryvita (Healthy Extra B) and topped with 50g mashed avocado (5 Syns). It's entirely up to you if you Syn your Avocado or not - if you're sticking to plan 100%, you need to Syn it due to the high fat content. Some people don't - it's up to you to decide. Personally I'm of the opinion that avocados are not responsible for my obesity and they're too beneficial to omit from my diet so I'll happily use the Syns on them but equally, I'm happy to have one whether I have Syns left or not. I topped that with two eggs mashed with some extra light mayonnaise (synned), spring onion, and served with green tea and a strawberry/pear fruit salad.

Lunch #4: Wholemeal Bagel topped with Lettuce and a Chicken Chargrill
Uses Healthy Extra B

The Wholemeal Bagel Slims (120kcal) from Country Kitchens (Tesco, Dunnes, Super Valu) count as a Healthy Extra B choice. I toasted one, then topped it with some extra light mayonnaise (Synned) and iceberg lettuce,onion, and a Birds Eye Original Chargrill (butterfly and cut in half, 3 Syns). I had this with a couple of easy peeler oranges.

Lunch #5: Egg and Ham Salad with Butternut Squash Soup
Uses half of Healthy Extra A

For the salad I used iceberg lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, pickled onions, beetroot, a few slices of lean ham chopped up (I love Denny Fire & Smoke, it's Syn free), an egg chopped up, and some cheddar cheese cubes - Low Low Cheddar is a Healthy Extra A for 40g, so I used 20g and saved the other half of my HeXA for milk in coffee. I made the Butternut Squash soup in advance using this recipe - it keeps in the fridge for 4-5 days or you can freeze it in portions and defrost the night before, then heat it up when you need it.

Lunch #6: Salmon and Beetroot Salad

This was a very quick post-shopping lunch - I used half a bag of mixed leaves, beetroot, and a fillet of cooked salmon from Lidl (they're in the fridge near the salads, they're Syn free). I added an easy peeler for extra speed. This was ready in seconds and was really tasty.

Lunch #7: Eggy Bagel with Salad and Crunchy Potato
Uses Healthy Extra B and half of Healthy Extra A

I toasted a wholemeal bagel slim (Healthy Extra B) and topped with mashed egg/spring onion and extra light mayonnaise (Synned). The salad is romaine lettuce, beetroot, pickled onions, cherry tomatoes, and 20g grated cheddar (half Healthy Extra A). The potato was left over from dinner the previous night, just spray it with frylight and either throw in Airfryer or fry it off on the pan until golden.

Lunch #8: Leftover Bolognese with Salad and Baked Potato

I topped iceberg lettuce and beetroot with leftover bolognese from the night before. I did the potato in the microwave - 4.5 minutes on high will cook a medium potato. Here's the bolognese recipe, you could make this at the weekend and freeze until needed.

Lunch #9: All-Day Open Breakfast Sandwich
Uses Healthy Extra B

I used two slices of Brennan's Be Good Wholemeal bread (Healthy Extra B), topped with two eggs fried in frylight, and two Mallon's sausages (the gluten free low fat ones are Syn free), cut down the middle. I left the eggs slightly runny so I wouldn't need extra sauce. Served with green tea and chopped melon.

Hopefully this will give you a few new ideas on how to make quick, tasty lunches! If you'd like a similar post for breakfast, dinner, or desserts, just let me know in the comments.

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  1. All the lunches look delicious!

  2. These look like great lunches, really healthy and filling!

  3. Starvin looking at your lovely lunches, mine could do with a shake up...
    Great post and well timed for moi xxx


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