Top 5 Nutritionally Balanced Lunchtime Recipes
We know the drill – September rolls around, the kids are back at school, you’re back on your healthy eating and post summer budget following your holidays, inevitably leading to the same old boring lunch time sarnies and salads. Not anymore! Our nutritionist and registered dietitian, Sian Porter, has picked out her top five Merchant Gourmet recipes to help make your child’s lunchbox top of the class, or yours the envy of the office.
A lovely, light, Scandi-inspired lunch perfect for those emergency scenarios, quickly pull together in the canteen and eat mindfully away from your desk (in the fresh air if you can!) for a delicious protein hit.
PROTEIN RICH & MEAT FREE
You don’t need meat or fish to get your protein fix with this frittata. Best made at the weekend for a Monday lunch highlight, keep in the fridge and add a slice in the lunch box.
Simple to make and a simple way to get colourful, fibre goodness into your lunch time to help towards your ‘5 a day’.
NUTRITIOUS SNAPS & SWAPS
The texture of a classic pâté, tons of taste, endless possibilities for lunchtime dipping and spreading, but no meat, dairy or wheat.
Not just for breakfast, but great for snacking on to get a quick fibre and protein fix, especially portable for kids!
By Sian Porter, Merchant Gourmet nutritionist, registered dietitian