If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Instagram you might now I’ve jumped back on the Slimming World bandwagon after falling off pretty spectacularly over Christmas and New Year. After a week back on plan I’ve already lost 4 1/4lbs and so I thought I’d share the kind of lunches I’ve been eating to help me reach my target weight. I always find lunch the most difficult meal as I love bread but that’s not Slimming World friendly so I turn to the second best option….jacket potatoes. Usually a baked potato would be syn free but I’ve been using the frozen variety as I only get about 5 minutes, if I’m lucky, to make and eat my lunch before someone needs changing, feeding or entertaining. The frozen potatoes vary from 1-1.5syns each and I’m happy to give up a couple of syns on this as I don’t tend to use many elsewhere.
I started the week really well with a big plateful of salad, ham and a jacket potato. Eggs, ham and salad is all free on Slimming World and tomatoes are Speed foods which are extra helpful when trying to lose weight. I used a couple of syns for the potato.
On Tuesday I really fancied some bacon and we also had a shed load of eggs to use. Bacon is free on Slimming World if all the visible fat is removed and I added a fried tomato for Speed. When I fry anything I use Fry Light which is free or I dry free depending on what I’m cooking.
Wednesdays lunch was probably my favourite of the week. I really fancied a tuna jacket potato but instead of using mayonnaise I mixed some 0% fat yogurt in with the tuna to make a syn free filling. I used some of my Healthy Extra A on the cheese and the rest is all free.
By this time in the week the cupboard and fridge were bare and so I made a really simple lunch of jacket potato with baked beans (free) and a little leftover lettuce.
By Friday we literally had nothing left in the cupboards and so I had the last baked potato with a small grating of cheese. Mabel was also ill on Friday (and all over the weekend) so I didn’t have much time or inclination to think of anything more complicated. I didn’t even have the energy to photograph it but I’m sure you can all imagine what it looked like.
As I said, I find lunches quite difficult to think of as I’m always busy and need something mega quick but for dinners we get a lot more creative and have found so many delicious recipes which I’ll share on a post very soon.
I’ve only got 12 1/4lbs to go until I reach my target and I’m determined to get there before we go on holiday in April.