Not a sandwich!

Siskin
Siskin Posts: 29 Forumite
edited 5 June 2014 at 2:28PM in Over 50s MoneySaving
Here's an idea which got me thinking from someone else's post on here. We are both retired (early) and find we are preparing lunch and supper at home most days. I like cooking in the evening but am thoroughly bored of sandwiches at lunchtime. With the help of you guys I could compile a list of quick, tasty, healthy alternatives to the dreaded sandwich. Each time there is a new suggestion I can update this Original Post. Many thanks & I look forward to hearing from lots of you :beer:

Soup
Duck spring rolls!
Greek Salad
Caesar Salad
Prawn Cocktail
Wraps
Toasties
Quiche
boiled egg with soldiers!
scotch egg
pork pie
smoked mackerel pate with toast
hot cross buns
welsh cakes
salad with:black beans, corn, tortilla strips, feta cheese, dried cranberries, nut pieces, shelled sunflowers, cheddar cheese, croutons, parmesan, diced tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, ham chunks, chicken or turkey strips, bacon bits, hard boiled egg slices
Cottage cheese & fruit
Cottage cheese & tomatoes
pitta
egg, ham & avocado wrap
pannini
pizza
pancakes

This is excellent! I have been able to add so many more ideas ......keep them coming !

cheese on toast,
scrambled egg,
poached egg,
Bacon butties
beans on toast (have you come across those Five Beans tins?)
Toasted tea-cake,
crumpets
potato cakes
Omelettes
things on Ryvita,
left overs from previous night,
cheese and biscuits and an apple or pear
pate
brushetta
Avocado & prawns
Nachos with grated and melted cheese,
dips with crudities
Pasta salad
Rice with mixed veg also add bits of ham/bacon etc.
Couscous again cooked in stock etc with veg.
Smoked salmon with cream cheese on blini or bagel
Smoked mackerel salad.
Sardines/canned pilchards on toast
Noodles with veg or stirfry
Mixed bean salad.
Homemade coleslaw with salad.
Bachelors cup a soup
Staffordshire oat cakes (see#14)
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Comments

  • trailingspouse
    trailingspouse Posts: 4,035 Forumite
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    Although not retired, we work from home, and so I have the same problem.

    We have - cheese on toast, scrambled egg, poached egg, beans on toast (have you come across those Five Beans tins?), bacon butties, and for sandwiches I'll buy nice crusty breadcakes just for a change from boring old bread. Once a week I do keep fit in the morning, and there's a sandwich shop just round the corner so I pick something up from there, which at least makes a change from having to make the d**n things!
    No longer a spouse, or trailing, but MSE won't allow me to change my username...
  • I'd welcome an alternative to sandwiches for a change too, but there aren't enough calories in the alternatives above.

    Target: About 1000kcals for 75pence, low in salt, fat and sugar, as quick to prepare as sandwiches, and doesn't use non perishables unless they can be bought in the quantities required.

    I think that's a tall order, or I would be eating something else already.
  • oliveoil99
    oliveoil99 Posts: 283 Forumite
    Toasted tea-cake, crumpets and my favourite potato cakes. :-)
  • downshifted
    downshifted Posts: 1,153 Forumite
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    Omelettes, salads, things on Ryvita, left overs from previous night, cheese and biscuits and an apple or pear, home made soup, lovely grub
    Downshifted

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  • flea72
    flea72 Posts: 5,392 Forumite
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    I would look at restaurant starters/light bite menus.

    So things like pate, quiche, brushetta, tapas, etc.

    I find pinterest.com good for food inspiration
  • borkid
    borkid Posts: 2,475 Forumite
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    I am gluten intolerant so can't eat sanwiches.Avocados are my saviour add prawns or nuts and I find them quite filling. Also sandwiches without the bread and add nachos so ham lettuce and nachos. Soup is also another good one. Nachos with grated and grilled cheese, dips with crudities or a jacket potato also serves for lunch.
  • oldestgnome
    oldestgnome Posts: 578 Forumite
    edited 24 March 2014 at 6:48PM
    How about:
    Pasta salad
    Rice with mixed veg cooked in stock or with some herbs for more flavour could also add bits of ham/bacon etc.
    Couscous again cooked in stock etc with veg.
    Roast veg
    Smoked salmon with cream cheese on blini or bagel (any number of fillings options for these or with salad if you don't want the carbs.
    Smoked mackerel salad.
    Sardines/canned pilchards on toast.
    Homemade coleslaw with salad.
  • oldestgnome
    oldestgnome Posts: 578 Forumite
    Noodles with veg or stirfry?
    Mixed bean salad.
  • PennyForThem_2
    PennyForThem_2 Posts: 1,036 Forumite
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    smoked mackrel pate (Smoked mackrel mashed up with sour cream or similar and bit of lemon juice)
    Pipperade (onions peppers tomatoes garlic - add an egg or two)
    various dahls - wide range of different types of lentils and spices
    savory pancakes
    canneloni
    various pasta dishes
  • Bogof_Babe
    Bogof_Babe Posts: 10,803 Forumite
    We seem to usually have Bachelors cuppa-soup recently. It's really lovely, not like cup soups used to be. (I don't work for Bachelors!)

    We generally have bread and some type of cheese with it... it isn't a sandwich if you don't fold it over is it? :rotfl:
    :D I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe :D

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