Including packed lunch ideas for adults, lunch recipes for the whole family and budget ideas on what to make for lunch
One of the biggest pressures, when you are on Slimming World, can be lunchtime. Finding packed lunch ideas that the whole family can eat while making sure they are healthy can be a minefield.
These 71 Slimming World packed lunch ideas are all really easy and take the pressure off when you’re trying to think of lunch ideas.
There’s no extra work involved in having the whole family eat on Slimming World with you. These packed lunch ideas can help you lose weight and stay on plan while making sure the kids are eating a healthy meal.
All these packed lunches are easy and most have very little syns per meal. All these Slimming World recipes can be made the night before and some even make great leftovers, meaning two meals in one.
If you’re worried that your food bill will increase, think again! All the food on our list is budget-friendly. Not all the vegetables have to be fresh, they could be frozen for example, and don’t have to cost the earth.
If you are a beginner to Slimming World and their ideals then have a look at:
Aldi Slimming World Shopping List 2022 – Use this to go shopping. This gives you loads of Slimming World food ideas from Aldi that are either low syn or free.
Cheap and Easy Slimming World 7 Day Plan – If you are struggling to find a week’s worth of meals then try this post. Use our free meal plan so you don’t even have to think!
71 Budget Vegan Slimming World Recipes for the Whole Family – This covers family-friendly recipes that are vegan and healthy.
75 Slimming World Vegetarian Recipes That The Whole Family Will Enjoy – These are recipes for the whole family to enjoy that are also budget friendly.
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Saving money on Slimming World
If you’re worried about buying groceries while on Slimming World or think that the plan can’t work for the whole family then use these 5 tips below to keep your shopping bill down.
Meal plan and shop
Meal planning is the most important thing you need to do if you want to succeed with saving money and doing eating healthy meals.
Write down everything you and your family plan to eat this week. It doesn’t have to be set in stone but it gives you a guide on what to buy.
Make sure you check the fridge, freezer and cupboards as you may be able to add some of these items to your meal plan and save money.
Read our post here called The Ultimate Guide to Food Shopping on a Budget which does through the importance of meal planning and how it can save you money.
Use money saving apps
Use money managing apps like Plum or Snoop to keep your shopping bill under control. Using an online app can really help you keep your money in check.
Read our post on The 7 Best Budgeting Apps in the UK Right Now to find out how they can help you save money and keep on top of your budget.
Plum can help you build up your savings while showing you exactly where your money is going.
You can link all your accounts to it. It’s very transparent! It’s free to use and perfect if you prefer all your knowledge in one place.
We also love Snoop.
Snoop is a free money management app that was created to help you manage and save money. Snoop wants to help you make smarter choices and get on top of your money.
Join a money saving challenge
Join our FREE six-week money-saving course that can help you save up to £300 a month. Come join us now here.
Money saving challenges can help you to save money in a real way by giving you direction and focus.
Check your bills
Go through all your bills and check you’re on the best deal. This should be done at least every 6 months.
We all know we should be doing it regularly and it really can save you money. If the whole idea fills you with dread then start by making a list of all your outgoings. Pick one a week to call and find out if you can save. What’s the worst that’s going to happen?
Use cashback sites
Use cashback if you shop online for anything.
Read our post here on The Best Cashback Sites to Save £100s When Shopping Online and why you should be using them every time you shop online.
We recommend OhMyDosh. They are a great and free cashback site that you can use when you are shopping online.
OhMyDosh is a great way to make extra money at home. It’s completely free to use. In this OhMyDosh review we talk you through how OhMyDosh works and how you can make money by using the website.
What are some hacks for packing your own lunch?
Start with your meal plan. Get the whole family involved. Just because you’re on Slimming World doesn’t mean you have to eat differently but it does take planner. Do you have a microwave to warm leftovers up? Do you have a fridge to cool salads? Thinking ahead is a great way to stay on track.
Making sure you have air tight containers like these can help keep everything fresh.
Eating the same as the kids can really help you stay on budget. We all know kids love beige food at times, so an Air Fryer is a great way to make kid-friendly food more healthy.
Don’t think you have to eat the same food over and over again. The great thing about Slimming World is that it’s great for families and can be adapted for all budgets.
For examples of Slimming World meal plans and shopping lists try these:
27 Slimming World Breakfast Ideas for the Whole Family – If you are struggling to come up with breakfast ideas then this post is for you. It covers everything from easy and quick ideas and weekend treats.
49 Slimming World Dinner Recipes That Are Budget-Friendly – These dinner recipes are yummy and are great if you are struggling to come up with ideas to fill up your meal plan.
The Best Budget Slimming World Fakeaway Recipes – We all fancy a takeaway from time to time but it can really knock you off plan and cost you a lot of money. These fakeaway recipes taste just as good if not better than a takeaway and cost hardly anything at all to make.
101 Easy Slimming World Meals For The Whole Family – Fill up your weekly meal plan with these family-friendly meals. You won’t go hungry and it means that you can cook one meal that everyone will enjoy.
The Best Aldi Slimming World Meal Plan and Shopping List – Use this for those weeks that you are stuck on what to cook.
They all include packed lunch ideas and healthy extras that can help you with your weight loss. Use them if you need breakfast, lunch or dinner recipes for the whole family.
Quite a few of the below can be used as slow cooker recipes as well. You’ll never have to go out and buy lunch again!
Slimming World Packed Lunch Ideas
Here are 71 easy Slimming World packed lunch ideas for the whole family.
We’ve split them up into vegetarian, adults, kid-friendly food and lunch recipes that work perfectly for leftovers.
They are all really easy to cook and prepare. Ask your family to pick a few each for your meal plan and watch everyone enjoy good food but on a budget!
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Even beginner cooks are welcome at Slimming Word
If you are a beginner cook, looking for more Slimming World ideas or even family meals in general then have a look at Spicentice.
They send out packets of spices with easy to follow instructions so you can make a meal from scratch.
They are great to use if you are new to cooking from scratch or if you are looking to get your family eating new budget-friendly meals and have no clue where to start.
We tried them at the start of this year and loved them. We got stuck in a food rut and they helped by giving us ideas while keeping our food budget really low.
Most of their spices are Slimming World friendly and can be made for all kinds of diets.
We made the below meals using Spicentice. Try them for yourself here:
Slimming World Vegetarian Lunch Recipes
These are the healthy lunch ideas that we take with us to work. Make them the night before and then warm them up at work.
If you don’t have a microwave then you can use a heated tub which will keep your food warm for you.
- Syn Free Minestrone Soup
- Syn Free Apple and Beetroot Salad
- Low Syn Garlic and Chilli Pasta
- Sweet Potato Carrot Soup Recipe
- Baked Feta Pasta
- Sweet baked potato, beetroot and a salad
- A baked potato with choice of toppings
- Creamy tomato sauce from Iceland mixed with cooked pasta
- Low Syn Scrambled Egg Toast with Tomatoes
- Tex-Mex Omelette Wraps
- Roasted Stuffed Peppers
- Bubble and Squeak Cakes
- Bean and Rice Burritos
- Onion and Potato Tortilla
- Beetroot Bistro Salad
- Baked Vegetable Frittata
- Onion and Courgette Quiche
- Carrot and Lentil Soup
- Greek Pasta Salad
- Cheesy Couscous Bites
- Watermelon and Feta Salad
- Onion Masala Toast
- Cauliflower Pizza
Packed lunch ideas for adults
Sometimes all you want is a hot meal and not to blow all your syns. These are packed lunch ideas that you can take on the go with you. These are unofficial Slimming World recipes but these are ones that we have used to help us to keep on plan.
- Leftover Spaghetti Bolognese
- Sweet potato and chilli soup
- Omelets with handful of frozen vegetables
- 3 egg omelette with your choice of filling (Bacon, Ham, Spinach, Tomatoes, Mushroom, Onion)
- Poached eggs and bacon with a syn free Hash Brown
- Sweet potato baked, sliced ham, beetroot and a salad
- A baked potato with choice of toppings
- Pizza Omelette
- Syn Free Carrot and Butter Bean Soup
- Roasted butternut squash chicken quinoa
- Syn Free Rainbow Salad
- Syn free pasta salad
- Slimming World Smoky tomato, bean and chorizo sausage soup (from Iceland)
- Instant pot thai chicken rice soup
- Syn free meat and vetetable pilaf
- Sweet Potato Fried Rice
- Syn Free Potato Cakes
- Baked beans on toast
Slimming World packed lunch ideas for kids
It makes life so much easier when your kids eat the same thing as the rest of the family. These are on the go lunch ideas that you can out into their lunch boxes and eat yourself to keep you on plan.
They are healthy and yummy to eat. Some you can even make the night before.
- Cranberry Bliss Baked Oat Bars
- Syn Free Sausage Rolls
- Syn Free Quiche Lorraine
- Lemon Oat Pancakes
- Syn Free Tomato and Basil Soup
- Syn Free Cheese and Onion Pasties
- Syn free pizza
- Low Syn Scotch Eggs
- Syn free bacon cheesy tomato pasta
- Syn Free Chicken and Sweetcorn Pizza Calzone
- Crispy Air Fryer Potato Chip Chicken Goujons
- Low Syn Tuna Melt Toastie
- Breakfast Roll Bakes
- Breakfast Quiche
- Low Syn Thai Crab Cakes
- Homemade Low Syn Bagels with Fillings
- Pesto Swirls
- Hawaiian Pasta Salad
- One Pot Beef Pasta
- 31 Aldi Slow Cooker Recipes For The Whole Family
- The Ultimate £1 Per Head Budget Meal Planning List
- 7 Cheap Online Shopping Hacks That Will Save You Thousands
Lunch recipes that also make leftovers
Leftovers make the best lunches! We’ve all eaten last nights pizza, right?! Make extra dinner and add it to everyone’s lunch box the next day. You will not be disappointed.
- Syn free courgette and parmesan pasta
- Slimming World Creamy tomato sauce from Iceland mixed with cooked pasta
- Slimming World quarter pounder burger from Iceland with a salad
- Syn free sausage casserole
- Vegetarian chickpea curry
- Slimming World mushroom sauce mixed with cooked pasta
- Easy Shepard’s pie
- Ham and mixed Vegetable Quiche
- Hosin Vegetable Noddle Stir Fry
- Vegan tacos
- Syn Free Chilli
If you enjoyed this post and would like some more family friendly budget recipes or meal plan ideas, then head over to the budget food section here on Savings 4 Savvy Mums where you’ll find over 30 cheap posts dedicated to helping you cook and shop wiser for less. There’s enough tips to help you save over £300 a month! You could also pop over and follow my family food Pinterest boards for lots more ideas on how to eat well and spend less; Family Meal Plans on a Budget, Budget Family Meals & Budget Slimming World Recipes for Families.
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