Food suggestions



  • Looking at some of the comments in here about weight loss with just removing bread, I'm going to take the plunge and remove it as well. Not being a foodie, I'm not very imaginative with my diet and would like some suggestions for replacing my sandwich based lunch.

    I have very little time during the day due to a hectic schedule, so I need quick options.

    So far I have an omlette



  • My diet mainly consists of the following:

    Eggs, Oats, Brown Rice, Tuna, Chicken, lean beef and lamb, heaps of veges especially brocolli, apples, avacado, peanut butter, rice crackers, cottage cheese. Oh yeah and black coffee!

    And about once a week or two I have something a little less clean. Treat meal etc.



  • That was my concern as well Kirwan, bread-less meals seem tricky and made worse by my laziness in preparing lunches ahead of time!

    I guess some sort of rice/vege/meat combo would work well?

    That's quite a varied menu JK, definitely kai that I like to eat in there.



  • Gotta try keep it interesting. If ya dont vary the food then all ya can change is the sauce and putting chilli sauce on everything just aint that good in the long run.

    Also eat alot of fresh and smoked fish. Got a whole lot of snapper fillets in the fridge right now plus about 5 kg in kingfish slabs from yesterday. Gonna try head home shortly to put the smoker on for the kingfish and then my lunch for the week will be sorted.



  • Yeah, it's a pain. I usually only have about 20/30mins to relax in the middle of the day and eat. So I don't want to spend too long preparing lunch.

    Breakfast I have sorted now, took ages to wean off having toast but I don't miss that anymore. Dinner is pretty good, and I having that around 6pm most days now too, and the wife puts in a big effort here for the kids, and I benefit Just need that middle meal fixed now, even my snacks are good.



  • I eat every now and again Wholegrain tortilla wraps or other (non-white) wraps.



  • the bart lunch options, some prep required, but easy as.

    saled. tin of tuna lite on salad. 5 rice wafers - the flavoured ones (ten if they are the skinny salt and viniger ones).

    sub tuna for lite cottage cheese on salad, or spread on rice wafers.

    sub for the rice wafers 200g of kumara (roasted the night before with your dinne) or pumpkin.

    and that is the lunch that I currently have...



  • I have a smoothie for lunch. 3/4 cup of milk, scoop of protein powder, handful of spinach, carrot, 1/3 cup of wholegrain oats and 1/3 of cup of frozen blueberries.



  • All good suggestions thanks, got some good options out of that. Cheers.



  • Well I diet plan as follows

    Breakfast:

    Bread with Peanut Butter , Honey, Green Tea

    Lunch:

    Chicken Burger
    Rice

    Dinner:

    Russian Salad
    Chinese Rice
    Vegetables Soup



  • Whats in a russian salad Tor?



  • Honey straight from a spoon Tor ?



  • Tor won't be back to answer your questions fullas.....



  • What did Tor do? Might search a few posts..



  • Hooroo spotted that it/he was likely a Bot.

    Pity, I was really interested to hear about that Russian salad!



  • Same. Sounded funky!

    Complex bots nowadays!



  • Probably the same as a western salad with Vodka instead of dressing I'd say. Sounds fucken excellent.



  • Something I often make up and use for the wife's lunches is the 'Instant' Falafel mix. Basically ground chickpea with some herbs and spices. Mix with water and fry some small patties of it in a little olive oil (you can omit this with a good nonstick pan) then use to bulk out salads etc. mainly protein and a little carb. Makes a filling salad with some baby beetroot and a bit of Feta. For a dressing just mix some low fat yoghurt with teaspoon of Tahini (or you could mix in a pinch of chilli, or just some ground pepper)



  • well, we know how to spot a bot now, they're the ones eating honey from the spoon for breakfast and vodka with their salads...



  • [quote name='Crucial']Something I often make up and use for the wife's lunches is the 'Instant' Falafel mix. Basically ground chickpea with some herbs and spices. Mix with water and fry some small patties of it in a little olive oil (you can omit this with a good nonstick pan) then use to bulk out salads etc. mainly protein and a little carb. Makes a filling salad with some baby beetroot and a bit of Feta. For a dressing just mix some low fat yoghurt with teaspoon of Tahini (or you could mix in a pinch of chilli, or just some ground pepper)[/QUOTE]

    That sounds really tasty! will have to check it out.

    I've been coooking brown rice and then making a stir fry - onions, garlic, ginger form the base then add whatever is at hand - done veges ones with mushrooms and meat ones with spicy sausages diced up in it. Find portion size can get cut right down as brown rice is so filling.