Dry sandwiches? The same old snacks? Lunches across the land are boring, boring, boring, but they needn’t be!
Here are seven recipe ideas to pep up your packed lunch.
Toasted Sesame Noodles
A quick, simple recipe with just five ingredients, this is clean eating and works great at dinner, with leftovers making up a nice E-number free snack for the next days’s lunchbox.
Get the recipe from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Chocolate Chip Marmalade Cakes
You probably shouldn’t put a cake in your pack up every day, but when you do, you’ll want them to be good. These cakes have just the right amount of orange tang, contrasting beautifully with the dark chocolate chips. A blob of marmalade before baking gives the sponge a gooey, decadent texture.
Get the recipe from Fab Food 4 All
Apple, Cinnamon and Strawberry Muffins
These muffins are delicious! Sweetened with apples and a dash of maple syrup and easy on the saturated fat in favour of olive oil, they’re a healthy alternative to the average muffin, making them perfect for kids.
Get the recipe from A Mummy Too
Cheesy Lentils Mini Loaves
These little cheesy lentil loaves are beautifully crisp on the outside (and you all know how amazing crispy cheese tastes), but soft and moist inside. And in individual portions, they’re perfect for a packed lunch.
Get the recipe from Amuse Your Bouche
Spinach, Bacon and Almond Rice
Super quick and super tasty, this dish is made with microwaveable rice pimped up with fresh spinach, crispy bacon and toasted flaked almonds. This recipe calls for Mexican style rice to add flavour but you can do this with any rice you have in your cupboard, then pop it in a little pot and take it to work.
Get the recipe from Fish Fingers for Tea
Baby Pepper Quiche with Sundried Tomatoes and Mustard
This pretty quiche uses ready roll pastry to make quick work of the preparation, and French mustard, sun-dried tomatoes and baby red peppers to elevate it well above just any lunchtime pie.
Get the recipe from Maison Cupcake
Oaty Digestive Biscuits
If you find that even with a packed lunch in your bag, you’re still visiting the vending machine or work cafeteria for a snack, you need these oaty digestive biscuits in your life. Pack snacks, save cash. Simple.
Get the recipe from How to Cook Good Food
Inspired? Good. Now you have something to look forward to on Monday!
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