Hardly any prep lunch

When it comes to making lunches, my top piece of advice is simply to make a little extra for dinner and then portion off ready for the next days lunch. Job done!

BUT there will always be occasions where this simply isn’t possible for one reason or another. These two ‘hardly any prep’ recipes are based on store cupboard ingredients or what you can easily pick up off the supermarket shelf instead of buying a soggy, cheese sandwhch meal deal.

Recipe 1
  • 1 large handful or two of salad leaves
  • 1 juicy ripe tomato (sprinkle with a little salt to elevate that flavour)
  • half a tub of mixed bean salad (this was co-op bean salad with olives)
  • a few falafels (you could substitue for cooked meat)
  • a dollop of tzatziki
Recipe 2
  • Half a bag aromatic baby leaves salad (tesco – lovely, strong herb flavour)
  • About half a pouch of precooked lentils
  • Cooked beetroot
  • Soft goats cheese
  • lemon (or red wine vinegar) and olive oil dressing
  • Not on here but you could also add some seeds or crushed walnuts, whatever you have to hand






As you can see there is nothing fancy here, just simple ingredients that are tasty and will leave you happy and satisfied . Sometimes we just need a reminder not to over complicate things. Convenience and ease are key if you are going to successfully introduce new habits and ways of eating.

TIP: plan to have key items in your fridge or cupboard that you can use with leftovers to make a satisfying lunch. Example: beans, tuna, sauerkraut, sweetcorn, lentils, salad, sesame seeds, pesto.

If you would like some more recipe inspiration, pop on over to my recipe page where you will find menopause friendly recipes suitable for all tastes.