Salads are an excellent option for lunches on Atkins and can be very quick and easy too. Of course, salads don’t need to be anything fancy – you can just take whatever ingredients you have in the fridge and add a tablespoon of full fat mayonnaise or another dressing. For instance you could choose from the following:
- meat such as chicken, ham, turkey, pork – meat left over from foods you have cooked would be better as cooked meat you buy in packets tends (unbelievably!) to have sugar added as well as other additives. It’s not very much but worth keeping in mind when making dinner so you can cook some extra meat for dinner so you can have it with your salad the next day.
- tinned fish such as tuna, salmon, sardines or fish such as prawns or smoked salmon
- cheese such feta, brie, cheddar, mozzarella, swiss cheese, goats cheese – and these are all acceptable in phase one
- vegetables such as red, green or yellow bell peppers, lettuce, avocado, cucumber, radish, mushroom, olives, onion, spinach etc.