Never fear, there is a little light at the end of the back to work tunnel: yummy lunches

Report image
Image: Lunches to make going back to work less painful

Photo: Tara Fisher

You’ve consumed more mince pies than you care to remember and it's tricky to imagine a day that doesn't revolve around sleeping and box sets. 

 

Now comes the hard part: going back to work. Don’t panic, these workday lunches will give your day purpose and they couldn’t be easier to make.

 

Goodbye January blues. 


Pot noodle

A fresh and fast noodle and veg combo – this is a giant hug in a mug.

Report image


The BLT

What day isn’t made better by the addition of bacon? None.

Report image


Shred it

Oh Nige, you do know how to brighten up a dark January day. This chilli chicken slaw is a feast of colours, textures and flavours.

Report image
Chilli chicken slaw

Photo: Jonathan Lovekin


Dig in

Pitta pockets are not just for the kids. These falafel salad pittas are quick, easy and the perfect portable lunch. 

Report image


Simple salad

Pasta? Check. Pesto? Check. Veg? Check. When a sandwich won’t quite cut it, it has to be pasta salad. 

Report image


Go green

Whip up this fresh quinoa salad on a Sunday to accompany your chicken and, hey presto, you’ve got leftovers for lunch.

Report image
Green quinoa

Photo: Dan Jones


Whip up a batch

Always a goodie, you can’t go far wrong with a bowl of warming soup. Mmm.

Report image


The savoury muffin

Goodbye blueberry, hello chorizo, sweetcorn and tomato muffin. Just add soup or a salad.

Report image
Gluten-free chorizo, sweetcorn muffins

Photo: Jonathan Gregson


Superb sausages

Don’t just keep sausage rolls for a picnic. Pack a couple in your lunch box, add some salad and your Monday will feel like a Friday.

Report image
Sausage rolls

Photo: Tara Fisher