Now I don’t want to brag or anything but thanks to my Mum, who taught me well, I have always been known for my healthy and colourful lunches.
At first glance it might probably look a bit overwhelming, too many ingredients and not enough time but please trust me on this, once you get the staples you are set for a week of easy, healthy and very versatile lunches!
My lunches always contain a mix of vegetables, protein, good quality carbs and healthy fats. I always find that after these lunches I avoid the 3pm energy slump I would have experienced if I grabbed something out on the run.
To make the lunch bowl:
- Add as much vegetables as your heart desires. Aim for it to be as colourful as possible. I always add a base of spinach/broccolini/asparagus and then throw in veggies like grated carrot, chopped red onion, capsicum, mushrooms, beetroot, sweet corn, tomatoes and celery.
- Add 1 cup of wholegrain carbohydrates. My favourites are brown rice cups from the supermarkets (so easy for those days when you don’t have the time). I also make wholemeal wraps or sandwiches on sourdough bread. Say no more.
- For my protein I like to vary it each day. My favourites include boiled eggs, tinned tuna, smoked salmon, left over chicken from the night before and quinoa.
- Lastly and probably my favourite, the good fats. For this I love chucking in avocado, feta/goats or cheddar cheese and hummus.
Say goodbye to boring school and work lunches and hello to this bowl of wholesome goodness!