Lunch that’s not a sandwich

I’m a lover of bread. I’m a lover of pasta. And I mean I’m a lover! Lately though I’ve tried to cut back on my loves and just change my diet slightly – cut out wheat and try add more healthy but enjoyable food. I was feeling sluggish with not enough energy to keep running a household, a job that I enjoy and two active kids. For me it was either all or nothing so I went cold turkey and cut it out of my diet completely. Not the right decision…

Although I did fine in the first couple of days, I found I was constantly (and I mean CONSTANTLY) thinking about bread or pasta for lunch, and I wasn’t a happy camper. Life is too short to be grumpy with food so I gave myself two cheat days in which I could eat a sandwich or have pizza with my boys on a Friday without feeling like I failed. And it’s been a much happier decision. There has been the odd day where I’ve slipped up but all in all it hasn’t been too bad.

What I’ve found is that there are other options to a sandwich lunch and I’ve been enjoying avocado a lot more! Here are some of those options and remember – if making dinner make extra and pack a lunch size portion; use sliced or mashed avocado to mix it up; add pepper or herbs for more flavour.

Are you a bread and pasta lover?? Are there other alternatives you eat?

 

Source: photo from Boston Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Lunch that’s not a sandwich

  1. Nicole says:

    These are all really good ideas. I would call myself bread/pasta obsessed, and I’m always looking for new lunch ideas. I try to roast up extra veggies and meat when I’m making them, and to boil up extra whole grains so I can easily toss together filling and unique salads.

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    • Loopsy Mum says:

      Agree cooking up extras always helps. I really need to get into making more salads but the ones that don’t make me feel like I’m eating rabbit food!

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