Lunch can be a hard mealtime to make healthy and exciting, with many of us often in a rush, resorting to a simple sandwich or missing out lunch altogether. It doesn’t have to be that way! We believe that with the right ingredients, and maybe a little bit of forward prep, lunch can be the perfect meal to get variety, nutrition and delicious tasting food into your weekly meal time routine. Here are our top lunch hacks to help you make lunchtimes memorable!
You can’t beat a baked potato at lunch to keep you full until dinner. But for us, it’s all about the toppings! This lentil bolognese is so quick and simple to make and is a natural source of protein & fibre plus is low in sugar & saturated fat and counts as one of your five a day – full of lentil goodness!
Let the indulgent, rich flavours of porcini mushrooms and truffle comfort you with this luxurious lentil soup recipe. You might be fooled into thinking that rich and indulgent equals bad for you, but this recipe is low in sugar, salt, a good source of protein & fibre plus counts as one of your five a day.
Mackerel and beetroot are one of those easily achievable classic combinations that give maximum flavour and can of course be experienced at lunchtime. This recipe gives a natural source of protein and fibre plus is low in sugar.
All the flavour, texture and richness of a risotto but done in a fraction of the time with simply cooked lentils! It’s low in fat, salt & sugar and high in protein & fibre. What’s not to love about this truffle flavoured, lentil-ey, mushroom delight!
Soup is classic lunch time dish and using chestnut puree is a quick and easy way to make your soup deliciously rich and creamy without using the cream! That means this recipe low in sugar, salt, fat and saturated fat and a natural source of fibre. What a winner!
A great feast of flavours and colour, this is a glorious salad to add a little sunshine to your lunchtime. Not only does it look and taste great, this salad is also low in sugar and saturated fat plus a natural source of protein and fibre.
This Korean inspired recipe will bring the taste of South East Asia to your lunchtime. A light lunch full of flavour, this versatile recipe is so easy to make and is also low in saturated fat.
If you have time to prep during the weekend, these veggie lentil koftas are the perfect recipe to batch cook, freeze and then defrost as and when you want to add them to salads or wraps throughout the week.
Meals can be beautiful at lunch time too and there is none more so than this lovely, layered salad made up of beetroot, peppers, radish and pomegranate. It’s not just a pretty face either, low in sugar and saturated fat its a nutritious lunch time meal
Would you agree that there’s nothing more comforting than a warming bowl of tomato soup? It’s super quick and simple to make yourself at home with this delicious smoky lentil soup recipe, low in fat and sugar, high in fibre and counts to one of your 5 a day!
A great source of protein & fibre, this recipe can be made in big batches and frozen in single portions so that you have the satisfaction your cooking at work even when you’ve got no time cook. For a little variety you can top the hot-pot with anything from chicken to prawns to feta, you can also make a vegan version if you leave out the chorizo.