Each Friday at 10am we invite a Foodies100 member to share their favourite ten posts with us. If you’d like to share some of your favourite reads then get in touch with our editor Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll get a link back to your own site and other social platforms, as well as the opportunity to introduce yourself to a bunch of new readers.
This week, we have Helen from Fuss-Free Flavours doing the honours. Helen writes about affordable and achievable food that anyone can make in the average kitchen. “If you can eat well you can live well!” she says. “My recipes (and diet) vary from absurdly healthy to rather more indulgent – if you have a good balance anything goes.”
over to helen…
One of the many things that I like about being freelance is that I have a homemade lunch every day, made just the way I like it. I remember well from my office based days that the same old sandwiches or offerings from the staff canteen rapidly became boring, and on a daily basis were really rather expensive so I ended up taking in a packed lunch most days. Here are 10 top ideas from Foodies100 bloggers which will make you look forward to your weekdays lunches again.
- Cold sesame noodles by Gary from Big Spud. Quick to prepare and very satisfying, plus you can customise them according to your store cupboard
- This lime and coriander hummus by Sarah at Maison Cupcake is versatile enough to be used as sandwich filling, dip or jacket potato topping.
- A tasty avocado chickpea salad from Amuse Your Bouche is quick and easy mixture that’s perfect stuffed in a pitta bread (and it’s vegan too!)
- If you had enough hummus and tzatziki try another Greek dip, Htipiti, which comprises roasted red peppers and feta cheese, beautifully photographed by Greedy Gourmet.
- Gruyere and caramelised shallot nests from Fab Food 4 All – think quiche meets toasted sandwich, a couple of these in your lunch box will be enough to keep you going until tea time! They’re vegetarian too.
- These vegetarian scotch eggs from Emily at A Mummy Too are perfect for lunch on the go. Made with mixed beans and chickpeas, they’re a great basis for a protein packed, meat-free lunch.
- Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes made some tasty veggie sausage, red pepper and hummus wraps, which can be made the night before and popped in the fridge. She also includes tips for shortcuts and making it all from scratch.
- These jumbo cheesy leek muffins from Jen at Blue Kitchen Bakes will keep you going all afternoon. Add a few crudités and you have a perfect office lunch.
And some sweet, but not unhealthy treats…
- Mini courgette and carrot loaf cakes from How To cook Good Food will go down a storm with your colleagues.
- Bring sunshine and a zing into the office with the lemon and sunflower seed flapjacks for pudding from The Botanical Baker.