Packed lunch

So I am a huge fan of packed lunches. I bring them into college/work everyday because they are a great way to save money and are usually delicious, not to brag or anything. I don’t know about anyone else but the restaurants and cafés on my campus are scandalously expensive and not very vegan friendly

Potato Salad

225g baby potatoes, boiled and chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 leek, chopped

50g button mushrooms, chopped

75g chopped tomatoes

1 tsp tomato purée

1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)

1/2 tsp mixed herbs

With this salad you can make it the night before and put it in the fridge in your lunch box overnight so there is no panic in the morning!

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on low-medium heat. Add in the leek and garlic. Allow to cook until the leek begins to soften, about 5 minutes.

Turn down the heat to low, add in the soya milk, tomatoes, herbs and tomato purée, allow to thicken slightly, this should take another 5-10 minutes.

Add in the baby potatoes et voila!

The other tuboware contains a Forest Fruits soya yoghurt, some frozen berries and mixed toasted seeds. That was my mid-morning snack.

Overnight Oats inspired by “A. very special breakfast” (Check her out)

First of all, my apologies for doing a big bulk post over a week ago and being completely inactive since. My excuse is that we only just got internet in the house. Take it or leave it.

So breakfast is a big deal for me. I friggin love cereal and pancakes and toast and every other breakfast food. The above mentioned blog is written by a friend that I made this summer and I go there regularly for breakfast inspiration.

My very favorite idea that came from her is Overnight Oats. As the name suggests, you make this the night before and leave it in the fridge but I have also done it in the morning before training and it is ready when I finish up as a light lunch. My housemates have also gotten into this.

Get any kind of jar that is clean, preferably sterilized.

And. . .

Oats

Yoghurt

Milk

Fruit/ Seeds/ Nuts

Any other sweeteners or sauces you fancy.

Put the oats in first with the yoghurt. I use one pot of flavored Alpro Soya yoghurt and that way I don’t need a sweetener. Mix it up and then you can add a little milk (soya for me!). Then I like to layer the rest of my ingredients so I usually put a layer of mixed toasted seeds on the oats and then frozen berries on top. Leave in the fridge overnight or just for a few hours, grab a spoon and enjoy!