Friday, 31 May 2013

lunchbox week #05

even though i haven't done a lunchbox post in a while, i've still taken a photo of every lunch i eat... it's a food blogger's compulsion! sometimes i've posted them on facebook, but more often than not, they sit on my phone or camera waiting for someone to browse through and exclaim, 'Lissa, do you only have photos of food?'

anyway, i'm so happy to share these lunchbox photos with you today - as making a good healthy lunch is something that i hope to get better and better at. there's nothing worse than being stuck at work and only having Tesco lunch options available. also, when i prepare in advance, i enjoy it SO much more, and i don't snack/overeat.

simple things are the best. a salad, soup or leftovers (or a combination of these!) is my go-to lunch...

smoked mackerel salad with broccoli and cherry tomatoes, along with an apple and a pear

kale salad with diced red peppers and rocket flowers, along with an avocado and a prawn cocktail

butternut squash, red lentil and vegetable curry, with a mint leaf salad topped with raisins. and a pear, of course.

butternut squash salad with broccoli, followed by an orange. sometimes i eat my piece of fruit at midday, as i get hungry, and it's also better for food combining to eat your fruit first.

cherry tomato and celery salad with dill, homemade coronation chicken, a plum and a kiwi.

so there you have it, a little flavour of the sort of things i've been eating at lunches. you'll see them evolve and change, but the core items remain the same. because we eat meaty dishes most evenings (because Pete prefers it - huge meat eater, but not red meat thankfully), i'll eat only veg at lunch, and raw veg is my preference because they're packed full of great nutrition.

and, on a totally different note, i finally bought a helmet so that i can go out for bike rides with Pete, and we went last monday... we cycled 13 miles, and it was the first time i've cycled properly in about 10 years. it was so much fun!! there's nothing quite like the feeling of fresh air blowing over your cheeks as you pedal faster - it's very freeing. though i don't plan on cycling in any sportives soon (Pete's doing a 60mile one this Saturday), i'm really looking forward to my next ride...

so, what do you take for lunches to work?

currently listening to: our song by ron pope


  1. I love your ideas here! Would you post some of your favourite pack lunch recipes? Also, do you eat the broccoli in the salad raw or cooked?

    Hope youre enjoying the sunshine!


    1. I totally will - always let me know if there's something I post that you like the look of - I tend to make something up each day.

      I eat broccoli both cooked and raw, depending on... it's tasty each way :)

  2. Yummy! I need to get more inventive with my choices for lunches! xx


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