Start with a decent lunch box! I love these systema lunch cubes because they have sections for different bits. Alternatively, try a tupperware with good strong clips on it, like these. If all else fails, use an old takeaway tub!
Green Cous Cous
Really simple and tasty and most importantly – healthy! Make your cous cous using vegetable stock (instead of water) and season well with black pepper and sea salt. Once cooled, add diced celery, cucumber, mint, parsley and coriander. Before eating, dollop on some creme fraiche or mayonnaise.
Glorious Soups – Skinny Licious range
What a find! These are delicious and so good for you! A little more expensive (around £2) than some of the other soups you’ll find in the fresh section but worth every penny. These soups are filling and come in some really interesting flavours.
Try the San Antonio Fiesta flavour – but be quick, it’s a limited edition! I loved the smoky heat to this soup which is essentially a veggie bean chilli. Plus, if you can portion yourself to half a tub (a correct portion) at only 99 calories you can afford a buttered bread roll on the side! Winner!
Kallo Rice Cakes & Hummus
Ok possibly not the most creative or interesting lunch but a classic, you’ll agree! These Kallo Quinoa & Seeds rice cakes are great – and believe me, I’ve eaten a lot of cardboard bland rice cakes to get to these. The seeds add a nice texture and the cakes themselves are nice and chunky so you actually feel filled up. I buy those hummus snacking pots too to help with portion control. A salad on the side, a satsuma, and handful of nuts and you’ve got a great packed lunch.
And the best of the rest… including a round up of some of my fellow bloggers suggestions:
Cheese & Lime Pickle Sarnies – Yes really!! This is a discovery I made around the end of the month when my bank account was looking a little empty. Such a simple thing but really tasty.
Quinoa, Watercress, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad with Roasted Asparagus from Tin & Thyme.