Whether you’re just trying to stay away from the all too tempting meal deal isle or looking to experiment with a few new recipes for your lunches, we’ve teamed up with London based Events and Catering Company, Social Pantry, who have given us their top 5 work-friendly recipes and tips to get you food-prepping like a boss.
Our roasted beet salad with vegan hollandaise sauce is delicious and a great dairy & gluten free alternative. It’s packed with quinoa, high in protein and is full of nutrients and antioxidants. The hollandaise sauce itself has all the added health benefits that come from the cashew milk, cider vinegar and turmeric with their anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties to name a few. It’s an easy recipe to follow and this colourful plate of food is a welcomed relief from the grey, cold and wet months. Make sure to prepare this the night before and keep the hollandaise sauce in a separate container until you’re ready to enjoy your lunch.
2. Blood Orange, Beetroot and Quinoa Salad
The season has arrived for vibrant and juicy blood oranges, so why not pair them with some health busting beets and quinoa in another delicious winter salad recipe. Quinoa has been a food trend for a few years now, partnering so well with root veg and citrus flavours, so this really is the perfect combo for a satisfying and filling lunch. A little prep required in order to cook the beetroots but oh so simple and remember to keep the salad undressed until you’re ready to tuck in.
3. Chicken, Avocado, Quinoa and Tomato Salad
If you’re looking for some meat in your diet then why not go for this juicy chicken, avocado, quinoa and tomato salad. This does require slightly more prep time but it’s totally worth it especially with the zingy lime and coriander dressing. It’s light and full of colour taking you back to those balmy summer evenings eating al fresco. Vegan or vegetarian? You could swap out the chicken for haloumi or marinated tofu.
4. Coronation Cauliflower
Move over Kale, Cauliflower is the veggie of choice. This beauty is incredibly versatile and a great alternative to rice, pasta or potatoes for those carb-free meals. We've taken the traditional Coronation Chicken dish and mixed things up with this Coronation cauliflower veggie alternative that we think will be a big hit! It’s super quick to whip up and is another veggie "lifestyle choice and environment has a big part to play, if you go to the gym a lot, swim, live in a highly polluted environment, colour your hair, use heat styling tools… these things all contribute."
5. *Bonus Breakfast Recipe* Turmeric and Blueberry Porridge
Now, this really is a fantastic recipe if you’ve got a microwave at the other end to warm it through, having prepped it the night before. If that’s not the case then it’s equally as quick to make before heading in or savouring for the weekend. This turmeric and blueberry porridge packs a health punch and it’s delicious, dare we say. If you’re not a fan of blueberry’s then swap out for another berry or fruit of your choice. It’s a huge favourite amongst the team at Social Pantry!
So, there you have it – 5 nutritious and easy to follow meal recipes to help you prepare for the week of work ahead! If you’re looking to add any extra vitamins or supplements, check out our multi-vitamin range, just make sure to consult your doctor first before adding any new vitamins or supplements to your diet.