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liaoverbrookliaoverbrook Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
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Hiya all,

I'm looking for some inspiration for tasty, healthy, nutritious meals for my weight loss journey.

I currently eat either toast or a bowl of fruit and yogurt for breakfast, a salad with flavoured chicken breast pieces, or pasta in sauce for lunch and my snacks are usually fruit, a yogurt, cereal bars, crackers and malted milk biscuits.

I am looking for a range of meals I could take into work prepared and for snacks to keep me away from chocolate/junk food.

In short, what do you eat for breakfast/lunch/snacks? Can be either UK store bought or a recipe please :)

Thanks so much!!

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  • puffbratpuffbrat Posts: 2,293Member Member Posts: 2,293Member Member
    Today's breakfast is this with a few personal modifications. I just put it in my travel mug and brought it work. http://www.runningwithspoons.com/2015/11/07/hot-chocolate-breakfast-smoothie/

    Morning snack: greek yogurt

    Lunch: cheese, deli meat, a slice of ciabatta, avocado

    Afternoon snack: an orange, a few bittersweet chocolate chips
  • gaz458gaz458 Posts: 22Member Member Posts: 22Member Member
    I either go to the gym or cycke to work so calorie wise maybe no good?

    Breakfast

    3 Scrambled eggs on 2 slice brown toast

    Over night oats (70g oats 100g yougut 100ml milk 20g Protien powder) 60g frozen berrys all mixed the night before and left in fridge.

    Weird one probly not so healthy 😂
    Semolina 30g (milk280ml) with chocolate Protien powder 30g and 17g dark chocolate. It's like having chocolate pudding for breakfast 😂😂

    Baits/lunch
    Few small potatoes microwaved at work with skins 8mins ish with frozen veg defrosted by time lunch comes and microwaved 2mins and chicken breast.

    Pasta tuna

    Sardines on toast

    Microwave rice packs with chicken breast

    Snacks
    Apples, banana, carrots, pears, home made seed nuts date bars,
  • dechowjdechowj Posts: 106Member Member Posts: 106Member Member
    My go to breakfasts are:
    Vanilla Greek yogurt with freeze dried fruit

    Vanilla Greek yogurt with a squirt of orange Mio water flavoring

    hard boiled eggs and multi grain toast with everything but the bagel seasoning

    Fav lunches:
    Large salad with lettuce, spinach, carrots, cucumbers, chick peas, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced chicken breast, and light Italian dressing.

    Chicken lettuce tacos: Shred leftover chicken, sprinkle with taco seasoning, put in a large lettuce leaf, top with salsa and hot sauce.

    Before the work week I roast up a huge batch of veggies(onion, brussle sprouts, sweet potato, cauliflower, carrots, green pepper, ect) with a little olive oil and soy sauce. And a huge batch of quinoa. It makes for an easy to reheat stir fry type lunch.

    Or a small portion or leftover dinner.

    Snacks:
    Vanilla Greek yogurt with chocolate protein powder mixed in (tastes kind of like pudding)

    Salsa and tortilla chips

    different flavored hummus and carrot/celery sticks

    laughing cow cheese and wheat thins

    different flavors of tea (fills me up when I'm in a snacking because I'm bored mood), green chia tea is my current favorite
  • sonilacsonilac Posts: 48Member Member Posts: 48Member Member
    This halloumi breakfast with eggs is my favorite!! You can replace halloumi with cheese of your choice if that is not easy to find in your area. https://mediterraneanlatinloveaffair.com/eggs-halloumi-avocado-breakfast-keto/
  • gaz458gaz458 Posts: 22Member Member Posts: 22Member Member
    sonilac wrote: »
    This halloumi breakfast with eggs is my favorite!! You can replace halloumi with cheese of your choice if that is not easy to find in your area. https://mediterraneanlatinloveaffair.com/eggs-halloumi-avocado-breakfast-keto/

    Looks good that 👍🏼
  • liaoverbrookliaoverbrook Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
    dechowj wrote: »
    My go to breakfasts are:
    Vanilla Greek yogurt with freeze dried fruit

    Vanilla Greek yogurt with a squirt of orange Mio water flavoring

    hard boiled eggs and multi grain toast with everything but the bagel seasoning

    Fav lunches:
    Large salad with lettuce, spinach, carrots, cucumbers, chick peas, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced chicken breast, and light Italian dressing.

    Chicken lettuce tacos: Shred leftover chicken, sprinkle with taco seasoning, put in a large lettuce leaf, top with salsa and hot sauce.

    Before the work week I roast up a huge batch of veggies(onion, brussle sprouts, sweet potato, cauliflower, carrots, green pepper, ect) with a little olive oil and soy sauce. And a huge batch of quinoa. It makes for an easy to reheat stir fry type lunch.

    Or a small portion or leftover dinner.

    Snacks:
    Vanilla Greek yogurt with chocolate protein powder mixed in (tastes kind of like pudding)

    Salsa and tortilla chips

    different flavored hummus and carrot/celery sticks

    laughing cow cheese and wheat thins

    different flavors of tea (fills me up when I'm in a snacking because I'm bored mood), green chia tea is my current favorite

    Thank you so much for this! :)
    How do you store your veggies for the working week if you don't mind sharing :)

  • liaoverbrookliaoverbrook Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
    sonilac wrote: »
    This halloumi breakfast with eggs is my favorite!! You can replace halloumi with cheese of your choice if that is not easy to find in your area. https://mediterraneanlatinloveaffair.com/eggs-halloumi-avocado-breakfast-keto/

    Oh my goodness this look so so good!! Thank you!
  • liaoverbrookliaoverbrook Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
    puffbrat wrote: »
    Today's breakfast is this with a few personal modifications. I just put it in my travel mug and brought it work. http://www.runningwithspoons.com/2015/11/07/hot-chocolate-breakfast-smoothie/

    Morning snack: greek yogurt

    Lunch: cheese, deli meat, a slice of ciabatta, avocado

    Afternoon snack: an orange, a few bittersweet chocolate chips

    That breakfast looks delicious!! Thank you for sharing :)
  • liaoverbrookliaoverbrook Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
    gaz458 wrote: »
    I either go to the gym or cycke to work so calorie wise maybe no good?

    Breakfast

    3 Scrambled eggs on 2 slice brown toast

    Over night oats (70g oats 100g yougut 100ml milk 20g Protien powder) 60g frozen berrys all mixed the night before and left in fridge.

    Weird one probly not so healthy 😂
    Semolina 30g (milk280ml) with chocolate Protien powder 30g and 17g dark chocolate. It's like having chocolate pudding for breakfast 😂😂

    Baits/lunch
    Few small potatoes microwaved at work with skins 8mins ish with frozen veg defrosted by time lunch comes and microwaved 2mins and chicken breast.

    Pasta tuna

    Sardines on toast

    Microwave rice packs with chicken breast

    Snacks
    Apples, banana, carrots, pears, home made seed nuts date bars,

    Thank you so much for sharing and that recipe for over night oats sounds so good! Definitely want to make them :)
    Sorry if this is a silly question but do you just box up some frozen veg and then microwave it in work? I've been trying to figure out a way to bring it in but could only think of reheating already cooked veg but i think that would make it soggy and soft.

    And thanks vvv much for sharing that semolina recipe hahah it sounds delicious!!!
  • gaz458gaz458 Posts: 22Member Member Posts: 22Member Member
    gaz458 wrote: »
    I either go to the gym or cycke to work so calorie wise maybe no good?

    Breakfast

    3 Scrambled eggs on 2 slice brown toast

    Over night oats (70g oats 100g yougut 100ml milk 20g Protien powder) 60g frozen berrys all mixed the night before and left in fridge.

    Weird one probly not so healthy 😂
    Semolina 30g (milk280ml) with chocolate Protien powder 30g and 17g dark chocolate. It's like having chocolate pudding for breakfast 😂😂

    Baits/lunch
    Few small potatoes microwaved at work with skins 8mins ish with frozen veg defrosted by time lunch comes and microwaved 2mins and chicken breast.

    Pasta tuna

    Sardines on toast

    Microwave rice packs with chicken breast

    Snacks
    Apples, banana, carrots, pears, home made seed nuts date bars,

    Thank you so much for sharing and that recipe for over night oats sounds so good! Definitely want to make them :)
    Sorry if this is a silly question but do you just box up some frozen veg and then microwave it in work? I've been trying to figure out a way to bring it in but could only think of reheating already cooked veg but i think that would make it soggy and soft.

    And thanks vvv much for sharing that semolina recipe hahah it sounds delicious!!!

    Over night oats are good and easy 👍🏼

    For the work meal, I cook 2 chciken breast in an oven bag with a spice mix makes them nice and juicy (cut into 3 portions/3meals)
    The veg, I take it out the freezer the night before put it in a microwave safe box (Chinese takeaway containers work well) and when at work tip out the defrosted water and microwave it for few mins, seams to hold its shape fairly well and not too soggy (Give it a ago what you got to loose) I also take small potatoes in a micrwave safe box little oil and some herbs shake it up and just microwave them till soft -
    So I do the potaotes for 4/5mins mins add veg and chicken another 2mins job done.

    The semolina I also do it with oats it's like having melted chocolate flapjack for breakfast 😛 I like it too much and have way too much like a whole bowl of it 😂😂
  • gaz458gaz458 Posts: 22Member Member Posts: 22Member Member
    I tried to add pictures but dunno how to on the mobile 🤣😂

    Also cabbage is good in the microwave. So potato Tuna cabbage is another option
    edited May 24
  • KevinWH87KevinWH87 Posts: 19Member Member Posts: 19Member Member
    Having convenient and ready-to-eat options can help keep you away from junk. Because from a time and effort standpoint, junk food is often much easier.

    Examples:
    1. Boiled eggs (boil a dozen and keep them in your fridge)
    2. Cans of V8 juice
    3. Salmon cakes (canned salmon+eggs+oatmeal)
    4. Yogurt/cottage cheese
  • kmillernutritionistkmillernutritionist Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    I eat this for breakfast ALOT!

    A bowl of Chobani Less Sugar Greek Yogurt or YQ by Yoplait, ~1/2 cup of frozen blueberries (I love the texture and taste of frozen berries!) and granola is all I need for a yogurt bowl 😎.

  • dechowjdechowj Posts: 106Member Member Posts: 106Member Member
    dechowj wrote: »

    Thank you so much for this! :)
    How do you store your veggies for the working week if you don't mind sharing :)

    I just cut my veggies into sticks and put them into the flatter rectangle type Tupperware I have (similar to these: https://www.amazon.com/Containers-Airtight-Container-Vegetables-Leakproof/dp/B07L862HM5/ref=sr_1_4?crid=25K6GZB19ZRR7&keywords=tupperware&qid=1559828943&s=gateway&sprefix=tupperware,aps,296&sr=8-4 )

    I push the veggies to one side and spoon the humus into the other. They do end up touching during travel, but I don't mind because I was going to dip them anyway. Plus then its only one container to wash later.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 6,830Member Member Posts: 6,830Member Member
    dechowj wrote: »
    dechowj wrote: »

    Thank you so much for this! :)
    How do you store your veggies for the working week if you don't mind sharing :)

    I just cut my veggies into sticks and put them into the flatter rectangle type Tupperware I have (similar to these: https://www.amazon.com/Containers-Airtight-Container-Vegetables-Leakproof/dp/B07L862HM5/ref=sr_1_4?crid=25K6GZB19ZRR7&keywords=tupperware&qid=1559828943&s=gateway&sprefix=tupperware,aps,296&sr=8-4 )

    I push the veggies to one side and spoon the humus into the other. They do end up touching during travel, but I don't mind because I was going to dip them anyway. Plus then its only one container to wash later.

    Place your hummus in a muffin paper liner. Less mess.
  • anonuser369anonuser369 Posts: 74Member Member Posts: 74Member Member
    I eat this for breakfast ALOT!

    A bowl of Chobani Less Sugar Greek Yogurt or YQ by Yoplait, ~1/2 cup of frozen blueberries (I love the texture and taste of frozen berries!) and granola is all I need for a yogurt bowl 😎.


    I eat this for dessert.
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