Couscous salad with Halloumi (serves 4)
Couscous is easy to make, cheap and filling – what’s not to love? Adding fried halloumi on top will add some extra flavour.
250 g couscous
250ml vegetable stock
400g can chickpeas, drained
1 courgette, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 pepper, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 garlic, finely chopped
1 block halloumi, sliced
Chicken Tikka Wraps (serves 4)
These are quick and easy to make – and versatile too, as you can add in salad, rice, sauce or chutney! To make them even quicker to prepare, use pre-cooked chicken tikka pieces.
You can also change the meat to lamb koftas, or try a veggie version jam-packed with your five-a-day!
2 chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
4 tbsp tikka pasta
4 tortillas (or naan bread)
¼ cucumber, sliced
¼ iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 spring onions, sliced
Natural yoghurt with handful chopped mint leaves
This would be more of a healthy mid-morning snack at your desk, and a great way of introducing your children to different vegetables. Making hummus from peas gives it a sweeter flavour and makes a bright, green colour to appeal to kids!
200g cooked peas
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp cooked cannellini beans, from a can
2 tbsp olive oil
Strips of pitta bread, to serve
Raw vegetable sticks, to serve
Cheese, Onion and Potato Pasties
Mini veggie pasties with oozing cheese make a great comforting and filling snack.
Pastry work can be tricky and too time consuming if you’re looking to make quick lunches, so cheat and use pre-made puff pastry!
2 small potatoes, cut into small cubes
Knob of butter
1 large red onion, diced
3 thyme sprigs
1 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp cream
140g cheese of choice (strong cheddar works great)
1 egg, beaten
A low sugar treat perfect for those with a sweet tooth! Ideal for little ones, or adults with a bigger portion!
The strawberries and the berries can be replaced with any fruit of your choice.
Chocolate-drizzled popcorn (serves 1)
This chocolatey snack makes a sweet little lunchbox filler. It’s quick and easy to prepare too!
12g unsweetened popcorn
15g dark, melted chocolate
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