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Another office lunch – the ‘no pizza pizza’

I was struggling today to stay on my low carb track.  I wanted pizza.  Or a Pret a Manger chicken jalapeño wrap.  Both of which would have been way too many carbs.  Thankfully I managed to resist the temptation of both, and en route to Sainsbury’s was inspired to try making something that would give me the hot, spicy, tomatoey and cheesey thing that I was craving, but without the carb-laden base.

So here it is.  A ‘no pizza pizza’:


This is what I used:

0000001128291_L A large vine tomato, thinly sliced

0000001763522_LHalf a pack of sliced, cooked chicken

0000001248692_L7 or 8 slices of pepperoni

0000001304893_LA whole ball of mozzarella

3076820005133_LSome black olives

8727200501046_L Some chopped jalapenos

0000001536850_L and a sprinkling of oregano

And this is how I made it:

Firstly, cover the base of a dinner plate with some olive oil, and lay the slices of tomato out on top, covering the plate.  Season with salt and black pepper.  Cook this on high for one minute.

Then add the slices of chicken, pepperoni and mozzarella.

Top with the olives and jalapeños, and then season with a little bit of salt and plenty of black pepper, and a sprinkling of the oregano.

Cook on high for 3 minutes.

Et voila!  No pizza pizza.


Using the office microwave – mushroom stir-fry

It’s freezing today, and the last thing I wanted to for lunch was a cold salad!

Having only convenience stores close to work also means that there’s not much to choose from on the low carb front, but this stir-fry attracted my attention:


But with only a microwave in the office I wasn’t really sure if this would work.  However, it did, and it was surprisingly good!

I put half of the pack into a bowl (an ordinary cereal bowl), sprinkled it generously with olive oil, and then microwaved it on high for a minute.  After a minute I stirred it, and then added a good shake of light soy sauce, and then microwaved for another minute.

Lovely!  Half the pack is 4.9g carbs, plus whatever the soy sauce would have added.