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I make sure to try and eat protein and whole grains at lunch as this keeps me more full and make sure to eat lots of vegetables. This will keep your brain going and provide you withs energy and the complex carbohydrates will keep you fuller for longer.
I also make my lunches the day beforehand so that I just put it all together in the morning.
This can also be made with quinoa, which is equally delicious
I also make this and add roast vegetables, such as courgette and aubergine.
Salmon with brown rice and barley
I roast the salmon the night before simply with salt and have it with brown rice and barley (I cook it together as I love the flavours and the texture). If I want to make it a bit more special, I marinade it in the morning!
Ok, I know what you’re thinking, salad. how boring. But no! Salad can be delicious and filling, not just limp, lifeless salad leaves. I LOVE kale salads and they’re so versatile, you can really add anything and if you have some extra time on the weekend, why not make a delicious falafel salad! I love adding beans (chickpeas and black beans are my beans of choice), lots of vegetables and you can also add grains.
I don’t regularly have sandwiches, as I’ve had packed lunch my whole life and kind of OD’d throughout primary school but every now and then I love a good hearty sandwich.
I love using more filling breads like rye or 100% wholewheat with seeds.
Some of my favourite fillings and grated carrot and hummus (so good), tuna with tomatoes, cucumbers etc (mayo can sometimes be a bit cloying, so I sometimes use Greek yoghurt), mashed chickpeas.
I also love making noodles as they taste great cold. It’s so easy to make a simple tahini sauce peanut butter and sriracha sauce to put in a container and drizzle it on at lunch! It’s also a great way to add loads of fresh crunchy vegtables, like shaved carrot, bell peppers and cucumbers. I love making noodles with peanut sauce,vegetables and plenty of herbs for a Thai twist! Here’s another one of my favourite sesame soba salads.
With my lunch, I always bring lots of raw vegetables.
I love tomatoes, sugar snap peas and cucumbers as they are super hydrating.
Check out the rest of the series: breakfast, dinner and snacks!