My job means I do a lot of travelling to client offices which often involves early mornings and late evenings. It is so tempting to grab breakfast on the way and also buy lunch rather than making it and taking it with me. As I am still trying to lose weight and lower my cholesterol I am having to become creative about how I manage my meals, making them interesting, healthy and inexpensive.
This is what I typically put in my rucksack before I leave the house.
All I need is some hot water and these are my meals for the day
Mixed seed porridge with banana for breakfast and miso soup with noodles and an orange for lunch. Breakfast cost less than £1 and lunch is only slightly more.
I do miss my packets of crisps and things that go crunch so for dinner on Friday night I cut up some vegetables, dipped them in an egg and covered them in some mixed grain breadcrumbs I had in the freezer. I then sprinkled them with olive oil and popped them in the oven on for half an hour. Again a meal for 2 for less than £5.00! Living healthier for less.
I'd also like to thank Tom Kerridge for the inspiration for dinner on Saturday night after watching him on his series Lose weight for good.
His dinner in a bag looked delicious, so I improvised using ingredients I had in my fridge; salmon steaks, courgettes, left over Christmas chutney, black beans in white wine vinegar (courtesy of my neighbour Sunny and her Chinese recipe for lowering cholesterol) and some sauerkraut, with fresh ginger and lemon. My husband said it was the best meal I had ever made him. So thanks Tom and Sunny!!!!!
Keep checking for other dinner in a bag recipes coming soon!