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Easy Packed Lunch Recipe ideas

Brown rice salad

Cook brown rice and add chopped cucumber and pepper, grated carrot, spring onion, a handful of lightly toasted pine nuts or chopped cashew nuts, chopped sun-dried tomatoes and a small amount of feta cheese. Moisten with a dessertspoon of cold pressed essential fat oil from the health food shops Carob, Leaders and Health Essentials.

Guacamole (Avocado Dip)

Mash the flesh of 1 avocado with 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add some finely chopped red onion, 1 crushed garlic clove, 1 chopped tomato, 1 tbsp fresh coriander and olive oil. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Eat with pieces of carrot, cucumber, celery, red or green pepper, green beans, broccoli or cauliflower.

Easy Packed Lunch Recipe Ideas

Quick Quinoa Salad (adapted from Gillian McKeith's 'Ultimate Health Plan')

Boil 50g quinoa grains for 10 minutes. Drain under cold water. Add chopped cubes of cucumber and beetroot, sliced spring onions, sliced chicory, a handful of trimmed mange-tout and some chopped parsley. Add some of your favourite salad leaves and sprinkle with a small handful of raw nuts such as hazelnuts, cashews, almonds.

Don't forget the mid-afternoon snack

Remember that eating 'little and often' is one of the best ways to eat. So don't wait until tea-time before you get your next food fix. If you do this, your blood sugar levels will usually drop to a low level, leaving you feeling lethargic in the afternoon and at risk of indulging in the mid-afternoon treat box at work! Be prepared with a healthy supply of snacks, ready to combat any afternoon hunger pangs.

 

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