Workday Lunches

 

Sometimes I eat while I’m out, sometimes I cook, sometimes I meal prep. Here’s a quick look at the lunches I had these last four days. (I usually work a 4-day week, and some on Saturdays. Fridays are for the gym and hanging out with my boyfriend.)

*I aim for low-calorie, low-carb/high-protein lunches because I like to save the bulk of my calories, especially carbs, for dinner and dessert.


Monday —

Cooked chicken breast (pan-fried) with paprika seasoning and a salad with spinach, tomato, carrots, cucumbers, and beets with balsamic dressing.

My friend is visiting from the States so I decided to whip this quick lunch up for us.

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tuesday —

Chicken salad for only £2.20 from Tesco and it comes with a fork and dressing!

I stayed at uni today, so I needed to grab something at the store. It can be difficult to find a ready-made meal that’s low-calorie and, especially, low-carb from the store. Thankfully Tesco has added more options within the last few years. I suggest you steer clear from the high-fat sandwiches and pasta bowls and find yourself one of these salads. If not, buy a regular salad and a package of cooked chicken breast.

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Wednesday —

Roasted sweet potatoes and chili and coriander shrimp (prawns).

Now it was my friend’s time to make us lunch. She joked as I took the photo that it was an “orange lunch” and it certainly is. I introduced her to the magic of roasted sweet potatoes. Drizzle the pieces with a bit of oil and put in the oven at 200C for 20 minutes, and you can’t go wrong.

(Also, I know this looks like a very tiny meal but I ate a brownie prior to it so I wasn’t that hungry. There’s a new bakery down the street. It is both the death of me and the best thing ever.)

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thursday —

Leftover turkey chili with salsa and spinach drizzled with balsamic vinegar. (I forgot to photograph it before I ate it.)

Last night I made low-fat turkey chili with roasted vegetables (see below). When you make a huge batch of something, it’s the perfect opportunity to pack some up in the morning and take it to work or uni.

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 Dinner last night

Dinner last night

 

If you enjoyed this, I will definitely make more posts like this. And if you need ideas for lunch, comment below and I’ll be happy to throw some your way!