Lunchtime Inspiration

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It’s Sunday which means LUNCH PREP TIME in our gaff. And ALL the chores. #SundayFunday.

I haven’t been the best with meal prep over the last few months. I kept gettin’ all CBA when it came to getting mi bum into gear and prepping myself for the week ahead, then I realised that I had spent around £10,934 in Pret over the past few months so I decided enough was enough.

It does take a bit of time and effort but it is totally worth it, it is also a much healthier way to eat too. I thought I would share my top three go-to lunchtime gobbles, hope you like em’ too!

Just on a side note, we have recently started doing our weekly shop (or we try) at Lidl and we have saved SO much dollar. They have almost everything and it is all super fresh and tasty, I would definitely recommend.

1.

ROASTED VEGGIES & QUINOA SALAD

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Super simple, tasty and pretty damn good for ya too.

Get all your veggies, I normally use sweet potato, butternut squash, red onion, peppers, spring onion, beetroot (whatever floats ya boat). Chop them all up and chuck em in a baking tray with a few glugs of olive oil, sea salt, pepper then chuck into the oven to roast for around 45 minutes.

Cook your quinoa (add a veggie stock cube to give an extra kick of flavor) chop up some feta to sprinkle over the top. Mix your roasted veggies and quinoa together, spoon onto a bed of spinach then pop a generous handful of feta on top (which I completely forgot about, oops!)

This will make around 4 portions (vary quantities as necessary) and will keep for the week.

2.

BURRITO BOWLS

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Or burrito Tupperwares. Sup to you.

I would eat ’em erry day if I could. When I’m werkin, I just crave something full of flavour that will get me through till dinner.

Make everything you need for your burritos, brown rice with spices, salt n pepper and coriander, red onion and peppers fried with fajita seasoning, grated mozzarella, sweetcorn and stick it in your tupperware, or make into a proper wrap (Matt bladdy loved his). I would recommend adding your avo on the day as it doesn’t keep particularly well. Ew.

3.

PUY LENTIL SALAD

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This was a steal from the lovely Poppy Deyes, it tastes SO damn good and is so simple.

Grab your puy lentils from the shop, 1 pack of pommegranate seeds, feta and mint and just stir it aaall up together. It is deelish.

I am always looking for lunch inspiration, do ya having any other ideas?

Happy Sunday!

Ix

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  • Oooh really great post! Always on the hunt for lunch ideas. I need to get more organised with food prepping. I usually try and make extra portions when I’m cooking dinner but sometimes we just end up eating it all that evening ha! xx

    http://blog.pollyrowan.com/

    • Thank you Polly! I know I am always in need of more, things get uninspiring so quickly haha! That is a really good idea, we have the same issue – it is just too tempting to eat erryyythang! Immy x

  • ninegrandstudent

    These all look delicious – bookmarking for when I’m back to making packed lunches again! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • They are such nice n easy lunchtime go to’s! Hehe yes, that is exciting! Immy x

  • You’re such a great cook! Saturday or Sunday mornings are actually one of my favorite times of the week cause I get to prepare the brunch with my sisters & eat all of them with my family! Thanks for sharing these amazing & healthy recipes <3
    xx

    KayleeㅣJK’s Dawn

    • Ah that is so lovely of you Julia! I don’t think I am that great, it is a rare occasion something turns out well haha! Ah yes it is so lovely isn’t it, good food and family is always the best combination :) My pleasure, thank you for stopping by! Immy x

  • Marilyn Nassar

    These look so good, especially the buritto bowls!
    Thank you for sharing these delicious recipes.
    Marilyn x | https://marilynnassar.wordpress.com/

    • Thank you Marilyn! Uh the burrito bowls are so tasty, I will be having them all week! I don’t think the snaps do it justice :( haha! My pleasure, hope they have given you a few ideas! Immy x

      http://www.immymay.com

  • Ellie Adams

    Pret is a long and winding road to bankruptcy isn’t it? Haha, such a sucker for it. Although these look amazing, every meal sounds unbelievable, definitely need to try the burrito bowl!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • Oh maaaan it really is, I just can’t help myself sometimes and now it’s even worse because I work opposite the Selfridges Food Hall! Aaaah! But on a side note, have you tried Livia’s Kitchen millionaire bites? They are SO bloody yummy and gluten free. Ah yes, burrito bowl is one of my faves, just need to grab an avo to slice on top! Hope you are well mi lovely lass :) Immy x

  • Lizzie

    These all look so tasty, I especially love the burrito bowls…YUM! :)

    http://www.thebutter.co.uk/

    • Ooooh thanks Lizzie! I know burrito bowls are so tasty, although I have been obsessed with the quinoa and roast veggie salad recently! Thank you for stopping by :) Immy x

  • I’m always looking for lunch ideas, as I always tend to get stuck in the same few things (I really don’t like sandwiches either). But lately I’ve been loving a pre-mixed pack of Mediterranean Veg Cous Cous that you just rehydrate with Tuna, Mayo and onion and some salad on the side (weird concoction I know hah), or my mum made this amazing chicken rice salad the other week, with some roasted tomatoes and peppers, rice and some paprika. SO good!
    xo April | April Everyday

    • I know we have been the same, really wanted to spice things up a little bit – I get bored so easily when it comes to food! Oooh that sounds delicious, I may have to steal that! Matt bought a mixed pack of veg cous cous from Lidl the other day actually, we still need to try it out! I think the weirder concoctions are the best :) Ooh lovely! Paprika makes everything so lovely as well! Thank you for those ideas >:) Immy x

  • thisgirlloveschic

    love these recipes!! will be trying some of those out for sure
    This Girl Loves Chic xx

    • Ahh yay glad you em! If you try any out, lemme know how they are! :) Thank you for stopping by lovely lass! Immy x

  • OMG. Your food looks incredible! I haven’t made much food at home since moving to LA, but I used to do it a lot. I actually usually don’t like to add salt to anything and keep things really healthy, but definitely need to start making a few things again soon. :) It’s a great way to stay healthy and have things you love.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Thank you so much Miki! :) Oooh I bet there are SO many lovely spots to eat in LA?! I haven’t been yet but heard the foodie scene is incredible. Definitely, so good to know you are all prepped with food you love! Immy x

  • Lunch ideas can be so hard to find. SO these look great, I’ll have to try something with lentils as I have a bag at home waiting to be cooked!

    http://whenhealthymettasty.com

    • Ah did you manage to cook up the lentils?! We have SO many bags of lentils knocking about in the cupboards, I need to start making some daal! Immy x

  • These look soo good! I really need to up my lunch game, I’m being so lazy and unhealthy atm xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

    • I have been too! It can be super difficult to stay motivated and inspired sometimes, hopefully these ideas will help :) Immy x

  • That is such an amazing post! Love your ideas and I will be using them for sure!

    Mili | The Pink Traveller

    • Thank you Mili! :) I hope you enjoy them, such staples for me! Immy x

  • Just discovered your blog and I love it ! I’m a french blogger :)
    I used to make roasted veggies and quinoa salad so many times, almost every week :p

    If you want to watch my blog : http://yehohanaan.com

    • Hi Johanna! SO sorry I am only just replying to your comment! So glad you stumbled across my blog :) I will definitely check out yours :D Immy x