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No Meal Prep, No Problem: My Lunchtime Lifesaver Recipe

No Meal Prep, No Problem: My Lunchtime Lifesaver Recipe

And people 'worry' my recipe are going to be complicated............ha.

In today's fast-paced world, finding time to whip up a nutritious and delicious meal can be a challenge.

Enter this hack... I can't even really call it a recipe can I? A lunchtime lifesaver that's as quick as it is scrumptious.

This recipe is perfect for those days when time is tight but you still crave something satisfying and healthy.

Simple Ingredients for a Nutrient-Packed Meal:

  • Deli Roast Pork (or Lamb for a tasty twist)

  • Fresh Spinach or Mixed Garden Greens

  • Cherry Tomatoes or Sundried Tomatoes for a tangy kick

  • A drizzle of Lemon Juice or Olive Oil

  • A sprinkle of Feta Cheese (optional but recommended)

  • Your choice of Nuts, Seeds, or Dukkah for added crunch (optional)

Method: Effortless Assembly

  1. Morning Prep (optional): In the morning, grab a Tupperware and fill it with your choice of fresh greens and cherry tomatoes or sundried tomatoes. This takes no time at all and ensures you have a fresh, leafy base for your salad. If you have nothing at home, you can buy all these ingredients at the supermarket in minutes. But having a few spinach leaves topped with something delicious ready portioned, certainly makes your decision to eat it easier!

  2. Flavour Boost: If you have them on hand, top your greens with a sprinkle of feta cheese, nuts, seeds, or dukkah for a texture and flavour boost. Drizzle a bit of olive oil and add a splash of apple cider or balsamic vinegar, or a squeeze of lemon juice for a zesty dressing. If you're concerned about the salad wilting, spinach is hardier than most greens, but I recommend storing the dressing in a separate (smaller) Tupperware if you prefer.

  3. Deli Magic: At lunchtime, swing by your local supermarket deli and pick up 100-150g of roast pork or lamb. This protein-packed addition is not only affordable but also elevates your salad to a whole new level.

Health Benefits: More Than Just a Meal

  • Protein Power: The deli roast pork or lamb is a fantastic source of high-quality protein, crucial for lean muscle maintenance, balancing your hunger and satiety hormones and maintaining energy levels throughout the afternoon.

  • Healthy Fats: The natural fats in the meat, along with optional additions like feta and nuts, provide essential fatty acids that support brain health and satiety.

  • Gut-Friendly Greens: Spinach and garden greens are packed with fibre and polyphenols, promoting digestive health and feeding the beneficial bacteria in your gut.

  • Polyphenol Punch: The vibrant colours in tomatoes and greens don't just make your salad look good – they're packed with polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that boost your body's defences and support overall health.

  • The Lemon Juice/Vinegar: Adds a zingy punch and also lowers your blood glucose response to any meal.

This is the ultimate hack for a busy lifestyle, proving that eating well doesn't require hours in the kitchen. This salad is a celebration of simplicity, flavour, and nutrition, all wrapped up in a convenient, quick-to-assemble package. Enjoy the freshness, savour the taste, and revel in the health benefits with every bite!

Reckon Meal Prep has to be complicated? Nah. Check out our guides for more info.

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