Forget boring cheese and tomato sandwiches for lunch at work. Why not pack in a salad for lunch? It’s refreshingly cool in the summer heat and healthier for you too. Apart from being good for you, it’s also more cost effective than buying lunch.
Prepare your lunch the night before so that it’s one less thing to focus during the morning rush. Pack your dressing separately so that you don’t end up with soggy salads at lunch time.
You can use the same base of vegetable ingredients every day and switch up the proteins the way I’ve done in the salads below.
First day back at work lunch. A simple tuna salad. #salad #summer #lunch #worklunches #frommyfingertips A photo posted by Aneeqah (@aneeqahe) on
Spiced beef salad
Chicken liver salad
Made a salad out of the chicken livers I bought. This day is too hot for anything but a lunchtime salad. Marinated the chicken in yogurt, lemon, and peri peri before dipping into seasoned flour and shallow frying. Dressed the salad with balsamic and olive oil. #homemade #food #salad #frommyfingertips #chickenlivers #summer #capetown A photo posted by Aneeqah (@aneeqahe) on
I had leftover spicy chicken pizza topping and added it into a salad.
Smoked chicken salad
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Beetroot, spinach and Camembert salad
Or you can add some carbs into the mix, by making a refreshing lemon cous cous salad and adding a protein of your choice. A half a cup of cous cous yielded about 4 servings – so you’re set with lunch for 2 days for 2 people. Time saving and delicious!
Lunch today: Lemony cous cous salad with seared chicken strips. #summer #salad #homemade #chicken #couscous #worklunches #lunch A photo posted by Aneeqah (@aneeqahe) on
If salads are not your thing you can make pizza bases using the 2-ingredient pizza base recipe, top with desired topping and take mini pizzas along to work.
You can also shallow fry the dough and top with chicken and fresh salad and pack that in for a scrumptious lunch.
What are some of the things you pack in for lunch during summer? Share your ideas with me in the comments section below.