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#1 ABabyPlease

Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

Hi - what do you have for lunch?  I usually end up eating a cheese and tomato sandwich every day.  What else do you put in a sanga or what else do you have for lunch?

I don't especially want to cook every day but if there was a dish that i could eat for a few days, that would be helpful.  Obviously soup is good for winter - but what about summer?


#2 Shanski

Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

Tinned tuna with microwaved frozen vegetables and sweet chilli sauce or sundried tomato pesto. I sometimes mix it up and add ham or leftover chicken breast.

Tuna sandwiches are good.

Could you try Ryvita's or vita wheats for a change?

#3 ACO

Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

My favourite lunch is tabbouleh with either beans or tuna. I could eat this every day.

#4 Lyra

Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

I usually have left overs from the night before. But, if I don't have that I might have

* croissant with ham and cheese which has been in the oven until the cheese starts to melt

* cruskit with feta cheese spread on it with slices of tomato with cracked pepper and sea salt

* pasta with a pesto sauce

* scrambled eggs on toast

In winter I often do a baked potato with cheese or baked beans or baked beans and cheese biggrin.gif

#5 my serenity

Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

Just everyday garden salad with chicken or tuna added
Cheese and chive toastie
Crackers celery sticks carrot sticks and hummus
Noodles with some frozen veg
When making a stir fry I make enough for next day left movies
Chicken and mayo salad sandwiches
Boiled egg mixed with whole egg mayo sandwiches
And sometimes old kiddy favourites from my childhood cheese lettuce and Vegemite sandwiches

Edited by my serenity, 21 January 2013 - 01:49 PM.

#6 Chelara

Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

Leftovers, salad and cold meat, toasted sandwich, toast with tuna, subway, a big salad, salad and ham sandwich.

Today I had leftover chicken and rice.

#7 MissButtercup

Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

I second salad. I always make a little extra the night before (we eat a lot of salads for dinner in summer) to ensure enough for lunch the next day. Today was a leftover coleslaw sandwich day. original.gif

#8 ~Peaches~

Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

I've been having Mountain Bread wraps lately. I just mix up what I have on them (ham and salad, chicken/lettuce/tomato/mayo, crumbed chicken and salad with sour cream and salsa, etc) so I don't get sick of the same thing. They're also yummy toasted and served with a side salad.

#9 MintyBiscuit

Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

I've been having omelettes once or twice a week. Spinach, mushrooms and a bit of cheese in them. Yum

#10 EssentialBludger

Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

I'm having a bacon and egg sandwich with loads of butter today. I'm a little hungover though, it's not everyday lunch. ph34r.gif

#11 Marchioness Flea

Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

Roast beef sandwiches.
2 min noodles with very finely diced up vegies9minus the flavour sachet for my 2yr old). I use every vegie in the ridge and frozen corn and an egg stirred through at the end, plus left over meat or roast beef from the deli.
I struggle with ideas as well, my 2yr old doesn't really like bread so she won't eat much of a sandwich. Any pasta is ok though.
Soft boiled egg with toast soldiers, yum!
Bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese, onion and lettuce.

#12 TPS

Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

Boiled egg on multigrain toast with a little bit of avocado & spinach underneath it (I pre-boil eggs at the weekend to last the week)
Rice cakes with avocado, snow pea sprouts, deli turkey and cranberry sauce (sounds extravagant but takes 2 minutes to assemble)
Salad (make enough for 3 days) and then stir through tin of italian tuna or grilled chicken breast & lime, etc
Wrap with leftover meat (taco meat, spaghetti meat, chicken, roast, etc) and salad

The key is to make ahead and plan to eat it within the next few days - eg: boil 4 eggs, grill 200g chicken and eat 50g at a time, make extra for dinner & eat it for lunch the next day, etc.

#13 DandS

Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

I mostly have homemade zucchini slice, or frittata. I try to have a lowish carb, high protein lunch. When I make a zucchini slice/frittata it generally lasts 3+ days, so I dont have to worry for a few days about what Im having.

#14 Molondy

Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

I have 3 NIgella recipes that I fall back on when I can't face another sandwich or leftovers:

1. Red Salad (kidney beans, red onion & tomato with oil & red wine vinegar)
2. Carrot & Peanut Salad (coarsely grated carrot, salted peanuts (i do use raw though) with red wine vinegar & oil to dress
3. Masala Omlette (1 - 2 egg omlette with cumin, coriander, tumeric & spring onion wrapped up in a wrap of some sort).

All are simple yummy and surprisingly satisfying. The red salad is particularly good for work as the vinegar softens the onion so its not as harsh.

#15 robot sm

Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Lately I've been loving sandwiches with grilled chicken (I cook enough for a few days), avocado, tomato and mayo.

#16 ABabyPlease

Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

Great ideas.  i will have to get more organised....

#17 kpingitquiet

Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

How old is your little one? Kiddo and I usually eat the same thing but that won't help you much if you have an infant biggrin.gif Our recent lunches include:

Peanut butter & banana sandwiches
Pasta salad w/ tuna and veggies and a slice of watermelon
Tuna melt sandwiches + grapes
Baba ghanoush (eggplant dip not unlike hummus) and flatbread + carrot sticks and strawberries
Chickpea salad w/ tomatoes, cilantro, and cucumbers, + grapes
Fake tuna roll: Tortilla, bit of tuna, bit of light cream cheese, thinly sliced carrot and cucumber, sushi rice. All rolled up and sliced.
Chicken salad w/ raisins, peaches, and celery + cucumber slices
Super hot days = Fruit smoothies or big fruit salad and pb toast
Various dinner leftovers...today was a bit cooler so we enjoyed leftover eggplant parmigiana.

#18 cb2

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

I second the zucchini slice suggestion. Great to have with a side salad and you can even make into muffins and freeze, so when you want for lunch either zap for a minute or take out and it will be defrosted by lunch

Homemade nachos: rice crackers, grated cheese (melt this) avacado/sour cream/ sweet chilli sauce

Tuna and rice
Tuna and rice with sweet chilli sauce
I also agree you need to be a little organised
for salad items cut up a whole stack at once and store in container in fridge and take out when want
Good for a salad plate when really hot : tinned beetroot, tinned corn, hard boiled eggs, lettuce, carrot, cucumber, tomato

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