Carrot and coriander soup
Carrot and coriander soup has always been one of my favourites- it's a fuss-free and easy soup to make, it's suitable for the whole family (my fussy children will eat it!), and it's also a great cheap soup to make in bulk. Carrots are one of the cheapest vegetables to buy from the supermarket and with just a few little additions make a delicious, rich and creamy soup that is also healthy and low in fat.
I don't worry about peeling the carrots for this, as it's going to be blended anyway, ...
Roasted ratatouille soup
If you've tried my Easy roasted ratatouille recipe then this may seem familiar. I love making a big batch of ratatouille because it's such a versatile dish- I serve it as a side to lots of different meals, on its own with freshly baked bread and pureed as a pasta sauce! It also makes a fabulous soup- the rich flavours from the roasted vegetables work so well as a soup.
If you make up a nice big batch and freeze into portions it makes a lovely easy lunch, and if you want to add some ...
Simple, filling and delicious, perfect for picnics, summery lunches and lunchboxes!
I've been really struggling with lunches recently, I haven't really been planning and therefore end up at lunchtime just making a sandwich because I don't have time for anything else.
This week I re-joined my old Slimming World group- with my husband's working patterns being so irregular I had really struggled to stick to my old Monday night group and had just stopped going, but I know myself, and without ...
Tomato, basil & orzo soup
I've been trying to cook soup more for easy lunches as it's so handy to make in big batches and just reheat, but I do often find that I'm hungry an hour after eating it unless I've had bread with it! That's why I tried out this tomato, basil and orzo soup. The orzo just adds a little more texture and filling power.
I nearly always use chopped tomatoes in soups, as generally I don't have the time to roast fresh tomatoes and I think the results using chopped are often just as good, if not ...
Easy to make and full of flavour, this Tex-Mex quiche is a lunchtime winner!
I was talking to my lovely friend Katrin (who blogs over Sugar Free Londoner) the other day about pastry alternatives, and realised that it was ages since I had made my favourite pastry-alternative quiche, using a sweet potato crust. I used to always have one of these in the fridge and I find it so handy for snacks and easy lunches. I do go through phases with my favourite food where I make them all the ...
Quiche lorraine with a hash brown crust
Make a quiche using a hash brown crust for a tasty & healthy alternative
Quiche makes a fantastic easy lunch or dinner option of you are looking for healthy meals that you can pre-prepare.
One of the fantastic things about quiche is that it’s a fabulous way to use up leftovers- most veg/cheeses will go and you can come up with some great concoctions!
I adore pastry but I save it for special treats only, and I find that using a potato or sweet potato crust is a great way to ...
Oxo roast potatoes
This simple method makes very tasty roast potatoes, moist on the inside and crispy on the outside.
A beef stock cube is perfect alongside roast beef, or you can do it with a chicken stock cube!
Lentil and bacon soup
Lentils and bacon are just one of those combinations that work so well. I always make a big batch as it freezes really well and is perfect for a quick, filling lunch if you are stuck. I've also found that this is really popular with my children which makes it even more of a winner!
I use puy lentils if I can find them, although it's not always that easy to find the boxes of dry ones (Merchant Gourmet do them in Sainsburys, but they are pretty steep at £3.50). The ones I have used here ...
Thai style chicken satay fried rice
Recently I took part in the Tefal Slimmer's Secret Supercook challenge- I was asked to create a healthy and delicious dish using the Tefal Actifry, and this is what I came up with!
I adore satay, and I really liked the idea of a healthy satay dish that you could eat on a day-to-day basis. I also love any dish where all the elements are combined so you don't need to cook lots of sides- the Tefal Actifry is perfect for fried rice dishes as it constantly ...
Roasted butternut squash soup
There's just something so cosy about eating butternut squash soup! It feels like the perfect Autumn/Winter lunch. I love soup but sometimes find it a bit of a faff to make, which is why I have recently started making tray bake soups (such as this traybake tomato and basil soup)- throw everything together and roast it and you get a lovely rich flavour, but no pre-frying or standing over the hob!
The potato added to this one gives it a creaminess without adding cream, and it's lovely ...