Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A quick & healthy lunch recipe

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Bonjour! For today's post I thought I'd share with you a recipe for one of my go-to lunches, which I reach for especially when I'm lacking time/inspiration. My gluten allergy, or 'the life ruiner' as I fondly call it, means that I can be quite restricted in terms of what I can eat, so for lunch I often start by chucking together a variety of veg and take it from there. It's a pretty healthy recipe too so you can feel all righteous and Victoria's Secret model-esque (at least until 3 o'clock when it's tea and biscuit time). It's INCREDIBLY easy, so you don't need to be of the Delia variety to be able to make it!

YOU WILL NEED:
Quick healthy lunch recipe the little magpie
Half a pepper (in whatever colour you so fancy)
4 mushrooms
6 sundried tomatos (I had to use cherry toms here as I'd ran out, but sundried will make it a lot more flavoursome)
1/2 a courgette
A handful of mangetout
1/3 Aubergine
Feta or goats cheese, I use around 8-10 cubes (it's also really good with Halloumi. I love cheese.)
Spinach
Seeds (I like sunflower, sesame and pumpkin)

1) Slice and dice your veg to your preference. Heat up some oil in a frying pan - I use coconut as it's nice and healthy and gives another tasty layer to the salad - and throw in your peppers, courgettes, mangetout and aubergines, as these'll take a little longer to cook. Fry these on a med-high heat for 3/4 minutes then add in your mushrooms and tomatoes and cook for a further minute or so (until you see them browning slightly). Here you can choose either to add the spinach to the pan, or lay the spinach uncooked on a plate as a little bed for your hot veg. Whatever tickles your pickle! Either way, just make sure to, you know, wash it.

2) Pop you veg in a plate and sprinkle your cheese and seeds over the top. I have my salad sans sauce but if you'd like to add a little balsamic or something then this is the time to go crazy.

And that's it; a delicious and healthy lunch cooked and prepared in under 15 minutes! If you'd like to add a little more substance to it then I'd add in some chickpeas, sweet potato or tuna - it's delicious with all. 

Happy eating!

Amy

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17 comments:

Isabelle Hardy said...

Looks yummy! I hope you're going to do some more gluten free recipes as I have a gluten intolerance too! Such a pain! xx
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Nicoletta De Luca said...

I have to try it!

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Lauren S said...

I always love a mix of raw and steamed veg in salads, tastes delicious! You cannot beat feta and tomato :)

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Trudy Johanna said...

this looks so good, defintley something i want to try!
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Sarah Murphy said...

This looks both easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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Chelsea Maria said...

This is my favourite kind of lunch! Constantly take a salad with all the trimmings to work with me, and its always surprisingly filling!

I like to add Feta, Halloumi but mostly I add a couple of spoonfuls of cottage cheese! :P

xx

Camille said...

Seems so delicious
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The Style Rawr said...

This looks absolutely delicious! You're so healthy, I'm impressed. I always have veggies for lunch!

Tara x

Emily Bashforth said...

Omg look sooo yummy!!!

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Ashlee Favro said...

Sooo delish! I love adding soy sauce to this!

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Cashmere Lace said...

This is so often how my meals come to be as well. Just throwing a bunch of good veggies in a pan...and topping them with cheese and pumpkin seeds. Voila! So much simpler and healthier than making a carryout run.

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catarina santos said...

It's 9 in the morning and this made me hungry. Jesus, it looks so good! I have to give it a try :) Thanks for sharing it!

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Simee Filippi said...

Ah this has made me soo hungry, can't wait to try it out. Looks amazing :)

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Laura. said...

Loos really good, need to try it!

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Laura xx

Nikki Williams said...

this sounds amazing!

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Una B. said...

I'm going to try this recipe tomorrow for lunch, yum yum!


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Jandyersn said...

Thanks for sharing