Work From Home Lunch Ideas That You'll Actually Look Forward To
Bored of eating beans on toast for lunch? Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean your food has to be boring. Lunchtime is a time to stop, relax and re-energise before a busy afternoon ahead, so take advantage of it and make some tasty food to fuel up.
Whether you’re craving a light salad, a heart-warming soup or a monster sandwich, Birds Eye have you covered. Take a look at some of our simple yet tasty recipes that will have both you and the kids looking forward to lunchtime every day.
Refreshing Salad Recipes
If you’re looking for a lighter meal or simply wanting to take advantage of some fresh fruits and veggies, a salad is the perfect dish to help you to consume that all important vitamin C – they can also be very tasty too!
Here’s a few of our favourite salad ideas packed full of nutrients to help towards your 5-a-day.
A little more exciting than your standard baked beans from the tin, try this delicious four bean salad to give you a boost in fibre and nutrients. Add some chopped red onion and chilli to spice things up, and a sprinkle of coriander and feta for some added flavour.
Only taking 15 minutes, this dish is perfect to whip up in-between a busy day of video conferencing calls!
Potato salads aren’t just for barbecues. Add some peas and soya beans for a splash of colour and some salami slices for a kick of flavour. Alternatively, just leave out the meat for a summery plant-based dish!
Top tip: add a sprinkling of caraway seeds to the new potatoes while cooking to enhance the flavour.
Brighten up your lunchtime with this nutritious rainbow salad. Packed with sweetcorn, kale, red cabbage, sweet potato and radishes, this dish certainly contributes to your essential 5-a-day, while adding some colour to your diet!
Ultimate Sandwich Ideas
If now’s not the time to get creative in the kitchen, then when is? Ten times better than any shop bought sandwich or wrap, take advantage of working from home and make your ultimate homemade masterpiece.
Below are a few ideas of how to spice up your sandwich making skills by using some delicious frozen essentials.
Who said fish fingers were just for kids? Take a trip back to your childhood days with this nostalgic lunchtime treat: a classic fish finger sandwich with buttered bread, fresh lettuce and not forgetting a drizzle of ketchup.
Feeling more creative? Check out more of our fish finger sandwich recipes for some fancy international twists.
Turn up the heat in the kitchen with this hot and spicy chicken grill fajita. This Mexican style dish is packed full of flavour and is bound to give you a boost of energy ready for an afternoon of meetings.
Create a twist on one of the nation’s favourite dips and use Birds Eye garden peas to create a delicious green pea hummus. Combine in a wrap with a selection of salads and add some chilli sauce for an extra kick.
You could even keep some hummus aside for a mid-afternoon snack with some sticks of carrot (to help you keep away from the tempting biscuit tin!)
Homemade Soup Recipes
During the cooler months, there’s nothing that will warm you up better than a delicious homemade soup. Make enough to feed the whole family, or simply freeze a few batches for another rainy day. If you are unsure on how to make your own soup, have a handy guide to help you.
A heart-warming classic, this chicken noodle soup will warm you through to the core and cheer you up if the weather is miserable outside. Serve with a crusty bread roll to soak up any leftover juices!
A quick and easy dish that only takes only 5 minute to prepare, this pea and mint soup is a winner to whip up for your midday meal. It can be enjoyed all year round, but is ideal for a winter’s day.