…. and still feel great? Well here at YourHealthDeals.com, we know that the daily dash from the office to the nearest high street sandwich shop can start burning a hole in your wallet and add pounds to your waist line! It’s no wonder really, given that on average we spend £5 a day buying lunch on the go and the unfortunate truth is that in most cases, these are carb-heavy, processed meals that leave you feeling sluggish and sleepy later in the day. Let us not forget that each of those daily £5 lunches soon add up to a sum of money that could be better spent going towards your next holiday.
So thanks to our friends at Glamour, why don’t you try making these lunches for a fraction of the price and yet multiples of added healthy nutrition. Everyday this week, we will bring you one recipe to get you started on the road to a healthy lifestyle that need not be expensive. All you need are some simple ingredients to make 5 lunches, which shouldn’t cost you more than £15 for a whole week of healthy lunches.
- 350g of new potatoes
- 2 salmon fillets
- 3 medium eggs
- Herbs: 2 small bunches of watercress, parsley and garlic
- 70g bacon lardons
- Veg: 3 mushrooms, 1 courgette, 1 spring onion, 1 onion
- Fruit: 1 lemon, 1 lime
- Tartare sauce
- 400ml semi skimmed milk
- 1 wholemeal bread loaf
- Vegetable stock
- Dijon mustard
- Curry paste
It would also be good if you can rummage through the kitchen and dig out the following additions that everybody has hidden away:
- 175g Basmati rice
- Glass of white wine
- Plain flour
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- A whisk and blender
To get started and save you time later in the week, do some simple preparation at the start, store it in the fridge and you’ll be able to rustle up all the delicious lunch options we’ll bring you in a blink of an eye:
- Boil 350g new potatoes for 20 mins
- Boil 100g rice for 15 mins
- Boil 2 eggs for 7 mins
- Cook 1 salmon fillet in the oven for 8 mins at 200 degrees (leave the other fillet uncooked)
- Roughly chop your onion, courgette, mushrooms and garlic
- Beat 1 egg
Monday - New potato, bacon egg salad with watercress
- Fry up 70g of bacon lardons until crispy
- Mix half of your supply of boiled potatoes, chopped into chunks
- Chop half a boiled egg into small cubes and add to the mix, along with 1 bunch of chopped watercress
- To make the dressing, whisk together olive oil (to preference), half a teaspoon of mustard, a squeeze of lemon and salt / pepper to taste.
Give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy Monday’s healthy lunch! We’ll bring you Tuesday’s lunch shortly….
….. Just because we think you’re all so great, here are the recipes for the rest of the week.
Tuesday: Watercress Soup
- Taking 1 bunch of watercress, separate the leaves from the stalks (but don’t throw them away), meanwhile fry half an onion
- When it turns transparent, add 1 clove of garlic, the watercress stalks and 1 glass of white wine. Simmer until the liquid reduces to a third, then add 250ml of vegetable stock and 50g of boiled potatoes (about 1/4 of what’s left from your original batch)
- Blitz in the food processor until smooth, then add the watercress leaves and blitz again. Finally pass through a sieve and season to taste.
Wednesday: Salmon Fish Cakes
- Pour 150ml milk into a frying pan, season and add 1 salmon fillet, skin side down, then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Once cooked, take off the skin and break the salmon into flakes
- Meanwhile, mash your remaining potatoes from the original batch and stir in 1tsp of mustard, 1 tbsp of tartare sauce, lemon zest, parsley and finally add the fish flakes when ready
- Put some flour on your hands and begin to shape the mixture into two round fish cakes
- Finally, take 50g of plain flour, add one beaten egg and 50g of bread crumbs. Dip each of your fish cakes in the mixture and then fry for 3 minutes on each side.
Thursday: Spiced Salmon Kedgeree
- Heat some oil in a pan and stir in1/2 tbsp of curry paste until you can smell the aromas
- Add 1 spring onion to the mixture – once it has turned soft and brown, add in a portion of cooked basmati rice and quickly stir
- To top off your delicious meal, take your cooked salmon fillet and flake into the mix, then add a chopped boiled egg
- Add some lime and parsley to taste. Bon appetit!
Friday: Veggie Delight
- In a large pan, simmer 1/2 an onion, 1tbsp of curry paste and a splash of water for 5 minutes
- Meanwhile chop up the courgette and mushrooms and when ready, add to the pan, along with 250ml of milk and 75g of uncooked rice
- Simmer for 10 minutes until the rice is cooked.
And there you have it. An entire week of lunches at around 40% less than what you would usually spend on the high street – and yet heaps better for you. Trust us, you will notice the difference in a week, both physically and financially. Please do get in touch with us at the Facebook page and let us know how you get on and with these recommendations.
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