Recipes: LighterLife lunch ideas

June 14, 2013 - Weight Management

Tired of the same old soggy sandwiches for lunch? Get inspired with our pick of healthy lunchtime recipes…Recipies600x812

Asian green salad

Serves one
185 kcal per serving

Steam the broccoli florets for 5 minutes, until tender. Then plunge them into a bowl of cold water and ice to cool down. Put all the veg and salad in a bowl. Blend the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and sesame oil, drizzle on top of the broccoli salad and mix together gently.

TIP// Instead of broccoli, you could try a handful of crisp green cabbage or pak choi, finely shredded and used raw.

Smoked mackerel salad

Serves one
319 kcals per serving

Put the quark or low-fat fromage frais, cooked lentils and cherry tomatoes in a bowl, season with black pepper and mix together. Arrange the salad leaves in a sealable container, add the lentil mix and top with the flaked mackerel.

TIP// If you’re in Management, try pepping this up with 1 tsp horseradish sauce added to the quark or fromage frais mixture; you can also swap the tomatoes for two small cooked baby beetroot.

Roast tomato and puy lentil salad

Serves one
309 kcal per serving

Heat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Soak the tomatoes in the stock for a few minutes then pop them on a baking tray, drizzle with the stock and season with freshly ground black pepper. Roast for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the lentils as per the packet instructions, drain and put in a bowl. Add the red onion, red wine vinegar and cumin, along with the roasted tomatoes, parsley and diced cucumber, season with black pepper and mix together. Pour into a sealable container.

Grill the halloumi under a medium-hot grill for about 2 minutes each side, until golden, then put on top of the roast tomato mixture. If you have a toaster at work, instead of precooking the halloumi at home just pop it in a toaster bag, heat it up in the toaster, and serve warm.

TIP// Grilling the halloumi makes it taste less salty. For a lower-calorie option, try 15g grated Parmesan instead of the halloumi – using a smaller quantity of a stronger-tasting cheese is a great way of cutting down on the calories without compromising on taste.

Want more? Why not check out our lunchtime Sesame Chicken Soba Noodles and our Chicken Pitta Pockets?

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