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Jul
2015
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Lunch At Your Desk: Leftovers Salad

Hello lovelies! I’m back from Europe and have so much to show you! While I get my thoughts together I thought I would share with you something that i’ve been working on the past few months. I know that this is a bit of a new direction for my little blog but I hope that this healthier twist doesn’t put you off!

IMG_9706_2Just look at this little squishy one!
My little niece is sleeping the blissful slumber of someone who doesn’t have to worry about their own nutrition.

That was me not so long ago when I never really thought about my meals, particularly what I was going to have for lunch. Those were the days where I could get by on a jam donut and a twix for lunch. Then came the time where I knew I needed something a little more substantial but was pressed for time so I survived on burgers and fries. Every day. Until I realised that perhaps my frequent headaches and cranky moods might be assisted by all the crap that i’ve been eating. Also, all that takeaway was sending me broke! So, last term I resolved to think a bit more carefully about my lunches. I figured that the easiest way to ensure that I had something vaguely healthy was to try to make everything into some sort of salad.

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 Bam!

I started by using whatever was left over from dinner the night before and then adding lettuce, a grain or protein, some more vegetables and a dressing. This particular salad was using some roasted vegetables and cous cous from a previous dinner then bulked up with some smoked trout, lettuce, radish, and topped with some roasted walnuts. I also made a little dressing with olive oil, salt and lemon juice to tie it all together.

After a term of eating these bad boys, I can honestly say that I have more energy and I feel much lighter. My bank balance is also looking a lot healthier! Ive been documenting my lunch ideas on instagram using my handle @bakerbowie and you can find them using the hashtag #lunchatyourdesk if you want to join in! I’m also going to blog my lunches weekly to try to stay on track. I would love if it you would join in with your lunch ideas! Send me a comment below, lovely readers!

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