‘Nothing in the house’ lunch boxes

A lot of the people I work with spend a lot on buying ‘fresh’ salad boxes and sandwiches, mostly with the excuse that there’s ‘nothing in the house’. Well, here’s my ‘nothing in the house’ lunch for tomorrow:

‘Clear out the fridge’ Pasta Salad –
Time to prepare: 15 mins.
Put pasta shapes on to cook. In a bowl mix mayonnaise (i use low fat), 1/2 a teaspoon of mustard, a dessert spoon of white vinegar (i use the stuff from the pickle jar!). Taste, and add more mustard/vinegar if you feel it needs more flavour. If i have it lurking in the fridge i add a teaspoon of pesto. Finely dice whatever veg you have to hand, ie: red or white onions, (bell) peppers, carrots, celery, courgette, mushrooms, chives or spring onions, tomatoes, cucumber, etc. This is great for using up leftovers – today i used some raw veggie sticks leftover from lunch on friday, 1/2 a red onion that was lurking in the fridge, a chunk of courgette. You can also add things like peanuts (really!), apple, or pickled cucumbers, all chopped up fine. And of course meat if you eat that sorta thing ;). When cooked, drain the pasta and add to the mayo mixture, stir well, then add the veggies. I usually add a couple handfulls of frozen sweetcorn or peas if this is for the next day.

Carrot Cake:
Ingredients – Flour, Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Carrots, Eggs, Cinnamon and a handful of (optional) dried fruit.
Time to Cook: 20 mins to mix everything together, and then about half hour in the oven.

So i spent about 40 mins to make lunch for the next couple of days, and carrot cake snacks for a while (can be frozen too).

And people ask me what on earth I eat as a veggie ;)


One Comment to “‘Nothing in the house’ lunch boxes”

  1. lol wise advice!! I will never understand why people wonder what veggies eat? There’s loads of choices!!!

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