Easy Work Lunches

– Sushi –

Grab yourself a sushi mat, watch a YouTube video for technique, and get rolling! Most days I have a fresh bowl of sushi rice in the fridge for spontaneous meal prep. Sushi makes great picnic and platter snacks!

Fill with your favourite veggies and a slice of mango if you like mixing your fruit and veggies 🙂

My staples – mango or sweet potato, lettuce, capsicum, shaved carrot and zucchini.

Serve with tamari or coconut aminos.

Your sushi will last 1-2 days in the fridge.

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– Jar of Soup –

This is on the daily menu for me during winter, when I’m craving a hot lunch but am trying to stay healthy and eat a partially raw lunch. And it’s super easy to prepare!

Fill a medium size jar with 1 x packet of dried rice noodles, raw broccoli, zucchini, carrot and mushrooms, and sprinkle over 1tbsp vegetable stock. Seal the jar. At work when you’re ready for lunch, fill the jar with boiling water and let sit for 5 mins. Enjoy!

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– Rice Paper Rolls –

These are so simply and tasty! And you can pretty much fill them with anything you fancy.

The trick to getting the rice paper just perfect is not in fact dipping the whole sheet of rice paper into warm water as this oversaturates it, making it prone to tear. I know right, we’ve all been doing it wrong all this time!! I actually learnt this tip from the Vietnamese during a recent trip to Vietnam where we did a cooking class in Mui Ne. To dampen the sheet of rice paper, simply submerge your hand in water, then remove and wipe down one side of the paper, turning over and repeating. It may not feel wet enough, but by the time you’ve filled your sheet with your filling ingredients and rolled up, it will be perfect!

Fillings: cooked rice noodles, coriander, mango, fresh corn off the cob, chilli, capsicum, cabbage, sauerkraut, avocado, tomatoes, sweet potato.

Roll up and store in a container until lunch time. Ok if made the night before. Serve with a chilli, hoi sin or satay sauce (beware of some brands which are high in salt, sugar and contain MSG).

Rainbow Ricepaper rolls

– Leftovers –

We’re in a habit at home of making extra dinner so that we have enough for leftovers for lunch the next day, and takes the stress out of having to think about what to prepare.

Our favourite leftovers include curry with salad, Mexican chipotle beans with salad, and zucchini pasta.

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