As summer winds to a close and work gears up after the lull of a hot August, it’s a good idea to get ahead and get organised, at least where lunches are concerned! Packed lunches will save you cash, cut out takeaway plastics and they can be super delicious too. Set aside a bit of time on Sunday to prep one of these packed lunch recipes to take to work.
Cinnamon-spiced Aubergines with Feta, Olives & Bulgur Wheat from The Quick Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer
Herbed bulgur, roasted aubergines, sharp feta cheese and pops of sweetness from the pomegranate seeds make this an epic lunchbox salad. Simply throw the lot into two roasting tins, chuck in the oven for 25 minutes, then portion it up for the week ahead. Simple!
From the book
The Quick Roasting Tin
75 fast and simple one dish recipes to revolutionise the way you cook
Leave the hard work to the oven with minimal prep and less washing up
From fast dinners to simple desserts
This tasty Mediterranean-inspired salad brings together crumbly feta, sweet peppers and crunchy hazelnuts. Delicious and just as good hot as it is cold.
This healthy salad can be thrown together and into your lunchbox in minutes. Keep the dressing separate in a jar, then give it a shake and drizzle over when you're ready to eat.
Full of wholesome veggies, this vegan-friendly salad is packed with flavour. Quinoa and greens, roasted spiced cauliflower and a zingy carrot garnish, this salad is best served at room temperature. Keep the dressing in a separate jar, then toss through before eating.
It's a classic for a reason… make a tasty quiche and it'll last the week, portioned up and served with a simple green salad. Delicious!
Team zingy-sweet chicken with spiralised cucumber noodles for a tasty low carb dish that's easy to adapt to what you've got at home; “This is the perfect way to use up leftover chicken or serve instead with a little fish or sliced seared beef”, say the Hemsley sisters.