What could be better than anticipating lunch time at work. Not for the break, but for the food. Most of the time I am just happy to get off my feet and rest properly, but this week it was all about the food.
My menu plan worked a treat and each day I enjoyed a scrumptious feast that kept me feeling full for most of the afternoon. A 2.30/3pm coffee always works a treat.
I had one day where my subscribed lunch was below par, but I had over compensated that day so still had plenty to eat. Laugh if you will, but sardines are really fishy, and not good in a salad. I will stick to my tuna or salmon in the future.
Most of my meals were meat free which was a lovely change even though I had meat galore in the fridge to use. I may keep this up, 3 or 4 of the five days to be meat free, but then again it may depend on what I have available and what needs using.
Not one for eating breakfast at 6am I usually take it to work – which would be a cheese sandwich for toasting or more likely yoghurt with muesli and fruit – otherwise once the first busy hour* is over I am hungry again and end up eating too much.
My menu this week consisted of two bruschetta, a ryvitta, fatoush and the failed fish dish. Next week I’ll do a ryvitta for sure, chicken salad, bruschetta and maybe a tinned tuna salad. I’ve never really been one for ryvitta but im now a convert (my boys have always loved corn thins and cruskits, devouring them like crazy).
It’s such a relaxant knowing that I can get up late (hello Friday, oops 🤭) run through the shower, and make a coffee (for take away 😕 prefer to sit at home), then grab my lunch and run out the door. No stressy ‘what’s for lunch.??’ moments.
Clockwise from top left: fatoush with toasted ciabatta, ciabatta with ricotta, peas, rocket and dressed with lemon juice and chilli sauce, ciabatta with cream cheese, Roma tomatoes and rocket, ryvitta with egg and avo.
*we are busy anywhere from 6.45 to 9am before it calms down.
How are your lunch times working out, are you getting on the meal prepping bandwagon…?