Some of my favourites:
- Pasta spirals with cherry tomatoes, low fat cheese, carrot, celery, pine nuts, avocado and ranch dressing (I think ranch dressing isn't particularly diet friendly but I like it. You could use any dressing you want and there are plenty of fat free options).
- You can make salad wraps or multi-grain rolls or stuff pita pockets with salad. I like to use low fat hommus as a substitute for margarine.
- You can make sushi. Nori rolls are dead easy and there are instructions on the back of the nori sheets in the asian section of most supermarkets. The woman from "You are what you eat" uses guacamole (home made of course, shop bought stuff is vile) as the rice bit and puts a little bit of brown rice in the filling and fills with lots of vegies. A little bit messy to make but they're yum yummy. And fish sushi is great too although Weight watchers won't let you eat too much.
- You could make a vegetarian lasagne and freeze individual portions to take and reheat. I have a great recipe if you want.
- Nice chunky home made vegie soup with lots of lentils and chickpeas and stuff in it, reheats pretty well in the microwave, and really fills you up.
These are some of the things I used to take to work and they're pretty healthy and yummy too. Everything sandwiches are great too. You just go through your fridge and whatever you've got you chuck in. Beetroot, tomato (don't forget to dry beetroot and tomato on a piece of paper towel fist cos there's nothing worse than a soggy sandwich), corn, lettuce, capsicum, cucumber, tuna, hommus. I had one yesterday and it was all I could do to stop myself making another one it was so yummy. I used to be vegetarian and if your looking to include some soy products in your diet (very very good for you) you can buy soy luncheon slice at the supermarket. Some of them aren't particularly nice but the smoked one is really tasty in an everything salad sandwich or roll. Hope this helps, Pam.