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Work Sandwich Box

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by ardvark, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. ardvark

    ardvark Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm asking for advice here.
    Normaly for work I take these items:-
    Two thins with three slices of square ham on each and cheese and onion sandwich filler.
    Two thin cheese squares
    One packet of cheese puffs
    Two home made muffins
    One carton of grapefruit segments
    Two chocholate buiscuit bars
    1 ltr of diluted orange squash
    I have two breaks a shift and I make the above last over the two breaks.

    When I go back to work I intend to change my sandwich box to this :-
    Two thins with three slices of square ham with a thin spread of low fat cottage cheese
    One carton of manderine segments
    1 ltr of diluted orange squash

    Now thats what I've got so far. Some will say it's all bad but if you bear in mind cost of things that is what I have.

    If any members have any tips or suggestions please let me know. Pennies are the issue as well as the health issue.
     
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Do you have access to microwave? Just because I might suggest eggs or soup as cheap and better for you. If not, cold frittata is still affordable and tasty.
     
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  3. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It does look a bit high carb low fat to me, and the question is, would it make you feel satiated?
     
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  4. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    So for advice can, you fill your profile in so that we can see what type of diabetic you are, either T1, T2, ect.

    Makes it a lot easier than guessing.
     
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    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    #5 Brunneria, Feb 13, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    No added sugar squash I hope ;)
    I’d also sub strawberries or raspberries for the mandarin.
     
  7. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Baby bel cheeses
    Walnuts
    Small pot of Greek yoghurt
    Carton or bottle of cordial without sugar. I make my own at home but you can get sealable beakers. Or take the cordial to work and make it up at work.


    How about a sandwich made with low carb brown bread?
     
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    #7 Listlad, Feb 13, 2019 at 8:11 PM
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  8. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Pork Scratchings..!
     
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  9. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I am on a family trip to London next week. So while the rest are eating fast food etc I will know what to take with me in a little lunch box.
     
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    Spl@ Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Dozen or so sliced of cucumber, and a chunk of butter for my midday coffee.

    May well bring the cucumber home too.

    Easy to carry.;)
     
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  11. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I used to get bacon and egg burgers with the works, from the BSD shop just outside the smelter gates when i was on day shift years ago. Two of them set me up for the rest of the shift.

    On the other shifts I used to take meals and reheat them in the crib room, I never had a lunch box but a old Nike sports bag that was home to a jar of coffee, another for sugar, three of four packets of ciggies, and whatever book I was reading the time.

    Edit: Typo
     
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    #11 Tipetoo, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:00 PM
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  12. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Cold ready roasted chicken thighs from Tesco or the like.
     
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  13. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheese puffs, read the ingredients on the packet, you may be shocked. Instead make your own.

    Google keto cheese pops lots of recipes. I haven't actually tried them myself but they are on the to do list next week.

    Another snack to make yourself is courgette crisps. Mandolin slices, sprinkle with anything you fancy, I was a bit heavy handed with the garlic powder. I have done them in the oven and dehydrator. None of them made it to the container for the next day!

    Cheese crisps. Grated cheddar, sprinkle with parmesan, herbs of choice, heat in oven lay to rest on kitchen paper to absorb the oil. Again lots of info on line. Key is to keep an eye on them. They go from just right to overdone in nano seconds

    There is loads of stuff out there, you just at have to know what to search for.

    Basically, anything you fancy, just put keto in front when you Google.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Plus putting T1 or T2 recipes in the search as well.
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Really? I have never done that. Will have to give it a go. I am very wary of any recipes I read on line. First I check the ingredients, then the carb count. Thanks.
     
  16. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I was sort of thinking out loud, perhaps the OP @ardvark will sort his / her profile out then we would not have to make both diabetic type suggestions.
     
  17. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    If I need to do a pack-up, for whatever reason, mine tends to focus around protein and fat to keep my fuller longer.

    A pack of chicken thighs (I think if I recall about 8 decent sized ones) is under £2 in Lidl. Cook them all at once (roasted, BBQ or airfried for me), then when cooled, wrap individually in foil and fridge what will be eating in a couple of days, then freeze the rest. As they are already foil wrapped, they are easy to remove from the freezer singly. If you are having them at work, if you take the out the night before, or in the morning, they'll have defrosted by the time you want to eat.

    Wrapped in foil, they cane become (slightly inelegant) finger food. Wings or drummers also work, they they're less meaty.

    Baby bell, or other little blocks of cheese. Again, if using block cheese, prepping ahead, wrapping cut mini-block portions in foil and refrigerating works well.

    Cold meats - Buying a gammon joint from the butcher or supermarket, roasting, slicing and wrapping would be favoured by me, over processed ham.

    A gammon hock, stripped of its skin (to be made into crackling), then boiled for stock, for soup, then the meat "pulled", by shredding with forks, then adding any condiments you like, like mayo, or chilli sauce, or whatever makes a great pot meal, eaten twith a fork.

    A gammon hock in our butcher's in under £3 and gives crackling, a fair few sliced on the best parts, then plenty pulled gammon, plus soup stock. Leftover veggies, or a fridge clear up can go in the soup. All in all - loads of meals from under £3.

    Oh, and of course hard boiled eggs.
     
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  18. ardvark

    ardvark Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Now that is a good idea.
    Instead of ham thins with all the bits that go with them.
    Cooked chicken breast.
    I've had a looksee and chicken breast has no carbs in at all.
    Revised sandwich box:-
    Two chicken breasts
    One baby bell
    One manderine pieces pot
    Two muffins
    1 ltr no sugar diluted orange squash

    I know the muffins are a bit over the top but the way I'm looking is that the extra carbs/sugar would be burnt off during my shift of working.
    Any feedback on my therory will be greatfully recieved.
     
  19. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There are plenty of low carb or keto muffin recipes if you Google. Both savoury and sweet. I would treat the mandarins with suspicion. Have you tested for them?
     
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  20. ardvark

    ardvark Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If manderines are a bit much I'll have to find something else fruit wise. I tried a banana the other and me blood sugar went ape.
    Perhaps a banana would'nt spike me whilst I'm at work, but then again I could aply that to me manderines as well
     
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