A week of healthy lunches..
Are you guilty of demolishing a "convenient" lunch at your desk, in the car or on the go? Would you like five quick, portable, nutritious lunch ideas this week with shopping list? In our busy, workaholic culture we not only deserve, but need a nutritious lunch that keeps us high in energy for the afternoon. There is a catch however, you have to commit to giving 10 minutes every evening to preparation - it's as simple as that and you're ready to take on the challenge! If you haven't invested in a great soup container and a good salad container, you should.
They are invaluable if you plan to start the healthy habit of preparing, transporting and eating your own lunches. There are some really gorgeous looking as well as very practical containers available in stores at the moment. Here's a link to some great flasks and containers for transporting lunch http://www.hsw.ie/collections/flasks-thermos
So here are my easy, 10 minute preparation lunches for the week ahead:
Power Salad Tuna, chickpeas, scallions, celery, tomatoes, broccoli, toasted seeds (optional: a homemade dressing of your choice)
You should be able to find all these ingredients in any good supermarket. (Everything you have left over from the shopping list can be used up to make stews, casseroles, stir fries, soups for dinners during the week)
Baby spinach (or another green lettuce)
McCambridges brown bread
Country Kitchen wholemeal round pitta
Smoked mackerel fillets
Free range chicken breasts
Free range eggs
Hummus (pick a brand with only few ingredients – chickpeas, tahini, oil, lemon juice and garlic are the basic ingredients)
Chicken stock pot (stock gel)
Low fat cottage cheese
Mixed raw seeds (small bag)
Chickpeas (2 tins)
Nairns Oat Cakes
I look forward to hearing how you get on!