Raise your hand if you make and take your lunch to work with you everyday?
Raise you hand if you buy your lunch everyday?
Okay we are hoping that most of you raised your hand on the first question! Not only is buying your lunch everyday a hefty knock on the old wallet, but you also can make some pretty poor/impulse decisions when it comes to choosing what your having for lunch, especially if you have meetings, are eating and working at the desk or you are on the road all day. Convenience is most likely your best friend at this point, right? We however what to help you change that. We have had a lot of people ask the question :
‘How do you eat healthy at work, I have no time’
Simple. there are two options:
Pre-make your meals for the week :
Organisation and preparation is key. Take a sunday afternoon or even a saturday morning and visit the farmers market, buy your bits and pieces for the week and prep your meals that evening. You can store them in stackable containers in the freezer and pull them out the night before. Hey presto, you got a healthy lunch!
Option 2 (which is what we do most weeks) Stashing ingredients at work :
Every Sunday or Monday morning, buy enough ingredients for that week and store it in the fridge or cupboards at your office/workplace. (This may not be so easy if your on the road all day - so pre-packed meals is the way to go for you!) Now every lunch, you can prep your meals at work, and the recipe we have for you today, you can whip up in 5 minutes!
So, this little recipe is showing those of you who wanted to know, how we prep/eat Monday through Friday at the office!
RECAL WORKDAY LUNCH!
INGREDIENTS: WORKDAY SALAD
- ½ a bowl of mixed raw red & green cabbage & carrot
- ¼ of a bowl of cos lettuce
- 100grams of smoked salmon
- ½ an avocado
- About a palmful of cherry toms
- Roughly 1/4 palm of goats feta
- ½ a small cucumber
- 2 Tbs of Kimmithgone Hempseed oil
- Juice from ½ a lemon
- salt + pepper
- We mix up the protein with chorizo, shredded chicken and fresh baked fish.
- The cos can be swapped for spinach or rocket leaves too.
STEP 1 (Pretty much the only step)
Take all of your ingredients and chop, slice and dice them. Combine in a salad bowl with the Hempseed oil, lemon and salt and pepper. Toss well to coat and combine!
So, our ingredients for the salad usually costs us between $25 and $35 for the week, depending on which protein we get. Sometimes slightly more if we add in some extra ingredients! But compare that with a takeaway lunch everyday, you probably looking at triple that, if not more!
So, there ya have it. A simple, fast and really tasty salad that won’t burn a hole in your wallet or pop the buttons on your pants! ;)