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FIVE LUNCHBOX IDEAS

Here’s my suggestions for healthy lunches over five days, all adding extra vegetables to your daily menu:

Day 1: Ancient Grain salad

You’ll find plenty of recipes on the internet. Try one with quinoa, broccoli, sweet potato and tomato plus a lemon juice dressing.

Day 2:  A vegetable muffin.

Try a Pumpkin, Corn, Zucchini, Capsicum and Yoghurt Muffin. To add more veggies today, use mashed avocado, hummus or spicy pumpkin dip as a spread instead of butter or margarine. There’s an easy recipe on this site.

Day 3: Veggie Ricepaper Rolls

Try them filled with sliced avocado, shaved carrots, cucumber julienned (cut into matchsticks), iceberg lettuce plus mint and coriander leaves. So easy to make and tasty to enjoy. You could add prawns or shredded chicken for more protein.

Day 4: Salad Nicoise:

A classic meal with green beans, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, eggs, potato, micro herbs and tuna. Plus olive oil and lemon juice dressing.

Day 5: Moroccan Chickpea & Couscous Salad.

Ingredients include couscous; raisins; chicken or vegetable stock; extra virgin olive oil; lemon juice; minced garlic; ground cumin, coriander, ginger; grated carrot; diced red pepper; finely sliced red onion; canned rinsed, drained, chickpeas; chopped flat leaf parsley.