If you find that you don't always have the time for a healthy lunch (or dinner for that matter), this might be a great option for you.
Doing a Sunday night prep is quick and easy and will allow you to have great lunches all week.
Tomatoes are full of lycopene which is fantastic for your overall body health. It is one of the most powerful antioxidants going and also helps your body to fight disease (including cancers!).
Sweet potato and butternut squash are high in vitamin A to help overall skin health and lentils are a great source of protein, minerals and fibre too
I love lentils, sweet potato, cherry tomatoes and butternut squash - especially roasted. So, on a Sunday night I try to roast a load of vegetables that will last me 3 or 4 days and so I can add them to my salad when I'm at work and have a little packed lunch.
All you need to do is...
Chop the butter nut squash or sweet potato and drizzle with some flavoured olive oil (my fav this week is lemon and sun-dried tomato oil), pepper and if I fancy - some fresh sage or dried herbs - put in the oven for around 45-60 mins at a high heat (200-225 degrees) - when cooked sprinkle with a little sea salt if necessary
Put the tomatoes in a small foil tray/oven proof dish and drizzle with some balsamic glaze, olive oil, cracked black pepper and maybe some fresh basil - put the tomatoes in the oven with the potatoes or squash and cook alongside them
Boil one cup of green lentils for 20 minutes then add a drizzle of garlic oil and a squeeze of lemon juice
Then pack them up separately and take them to work! I like to warm them up before I put them on my salads - mainly as I prefer a warm salad. Then add all my other extra bits - whatever I fancy and there we have a simple quick salad, which is super filling but only took 5 mins to put together (excluding the Sunday night prep of course)
Hope you enjoy - of course you can always cook what you prefer, this is just what I like.
So here's the final salad! Avocado, roasted tomatoes and butternut squash, lentils, pepperdew peppers, crispy onions, vegan salami and a signature drizzle of balsamic glaze. Anybody curious about the vegan salami, its pretty tasty! I buy mine from unicorn grocery but I'm sure a lot of health food shops sell it :)