Dani + 1 wrote:
What I did was cook a whole lot of meals up and freeze them in separate plastic containers and just pull one out and take it to work where I would put it in the fridge and microwave it for lunch. Things like lasagne, stews, pasta bakes etc. I made a lot of salads too and just added the meat and dressing component just before I ate it.
I usually avoided deli meats, unpasteurised cheeses etc when I could, but I agree with salm - you should also use your brain a little bit. Take for example the choices pregnant women are presented with, say with meeting friends at a cafe. You are presented with a yummy healthy pre made chicken and salad sandwich which you can't eat because it is on the no go list, or a chocolate biscuit and a scone which you choose because of the reduced risk of listeria. Therefore filling your body with sugar and crap instead of healthy stuff. In that situation I actually chose the sandwich. Obviously in saying that you need to look at each situation on a case by case basis. I wouldn't be eating a sandwich from a roadside diner, but my local deli where I know the owner roasted the chicken that morning then I would eat that. So yeah - look at it, not just at the food in question but the place you are buying it from, and your other options.
In that situation I would just ask for a freshly made sandwich without meat or mayo if it had it. If they couldn't do it and had no other options I would go somewhere else.
OOOHHH... INTERNET FIGHT. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO? CAPS LOCK ME TOO DEATH?
(Noddy's not fat ffs!)