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Jun 14th, 2016, 17:30 PM  
Aazza91
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Working shifts and Can't always find time to cook

Hi there,

I recently signed up for Slimming World but really struggling to keep to it around my work.

I work shifts so either 6-2 or 2-10 rotating weekly. I find it hard to take food into work to eat at 9am when on my break - I dont want to eat pasta etc at that time of the morning and i'm fed up eating boiled eggs every morning!

Then the following week i'm on 2-10pm and sometimes struggle to find time making meals all the time to take into work due to other committments. Does anyone have some great ideas or tips for what I can take to work!?
 
Jun 14th, 2016, 17:52 PM  
sarahc4536
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Hi Aazza, welcome to Social Slimmers

Some ideas I can think of (I'm very basic when it comes to breakfast - I have fruit and a hifi bar, but I enjoy that )
Overnight Oats - alternate layers of your B choice of porridge oats (35g), yogurt and berries (fresh or frozen - the frozen ones are good when they defrost as you get the excess juice too )
Fruit & yogurt with 35g Shreddies (or whichever cereal you prefer)

What about batch cooking and freezing meals? Every 2-3 weeks I spend a Sunday doing loads of cooking (about 3 different types of meals) and then freeze most of them so that when I have no time I can just grab something to zap in the microwave.
My mum finds these perfect when she works a 2-10 shift.
Batch cooking reduces how often you need to cook after/before work, and saves you from grabbing something that could send you off track.
 
 
Jun 14th, 2016, 23:57 PM  
Aazza91
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Hi Aazza, welcome to Social Slimmers

Some ideas I can think of (I'm very basic when it comes to breakfast - I have fruit and a hifi bar, but I enjoy that )
Overnight Oats - alternate layers of your B choice of porridge oats (35g), yogurt and berries (fresh or frozen - the frozen ones are good when they defrost as you get the excess juice too )
Fruit & yogurt with 35g Shreddies (or whichever cereal you prefer)

What about batch cooking and freezing meals? Every 2-3 weeks I spend a Sunday doing loads of cooking (about 3 different types of meals) and then freeze most of them so that when I have no time I can just grab something to zap in the microwave.
My mum finds these perfect when she works a 2-10 shift.
Batch cooking reduces how often you need to cook after/before work, and saves you from grabbing something that could send you off track.
Thanks for the reply Sarah

I tend to be fussy at breakfast so I might need to go with the fruit option. I'm not a fan of oats or even shreddies!

I like the idea of batch cooking - never actually thought of that before (I've not long started to fend for myself after moving out!).
I do enjoy cooking so doing a lot of the one time would be a great idea! I just need to start planning and looking into decent recipes!
 
Jun 15th, 2016, 12:36 PM  
sarahc4536
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Batch cooking has saved me many times from ringing for a takeaway when I'm too tired to cook (or I'm just being lazy )

I'm fussy with breakfasts, and as I don't like eggs, I'm stuck on cereal, fruit or yogurt. I love my fruit though so I'm happy iwht that option
Another idea I've just had is an Omlette or SW quiche. I know loads of people who make quiches and cut them up and either snack on them or take them for breakfast. It's something different to boiled eggs, and might not be a bad idea if you get bored of the fruit
 
 
 
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