Not every lunch hour can include a perfectly meal-preped dish from home or a bespoke salad creation at a deli counter. Sometimes you have have 10 minutes to spare away from your desk and the high street is now doing worthy job of stocking its aisle with increasingly interesting and nutritionally sounding options that make that desk lunch a little bit less torturous. And so, here are some of my favourite options.
Grab the Roast Salmon and Avocado Superbowl. It’s a tasty mix of lentils and quinoa, topped with avocado, kale, edamame beans, a seed mix – and not to mention a hefty portion of brain boosting salmon. It’s got around 25g of protein and with healthy fats from the avocado, you’ll feel fuller for longer.
Now the Miso and Tahini Beef Salad isn’t the healthiest of options from Eat, but it is by far my favourite. In the pot you’ll find black rice and colourful selection of vegetables like carrots, edamame beans, red peppers, broccoli and mixed leaves. It’s then topped with slices of rare beef. The dressing is by far the best bit, but is also the naughty part of the salad – it’s a rich and creamy and flavoured with miso and tahini, yum.
Whenever I walk into Itsu I can’t get salad, I just love sushi – I can’t get enough of it. I usually grab myself the Eat Beautiful Box. It’s filled with tuna and salmon sushi, salmon maki rolls and edamame beans. If I’m feeling particularity indulgent I go for the It’s Everything Box.
At Leon they have a huge variety of salads, but go for either the Vietnamese Chicken Rice Noodle Salad (coming in at only 288 calories) or the Chargrilled Chicken and Chorizo Club Superfood Salad.
Now Crussh is usually the place I head to when I need breakfast on the go but they’re also great for lunch. Get their Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad, it’s served with Harissa Yoghurt and Pomegrante on a bed on Quinoa. You also have to pick up one of their juices or smoothies whilst you’re here. My favourite is the ‘Fat Burner’ which consists of Apple Juice, Yoghurt, Bananas, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries and Cranberries.