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Cous cous is easy to prepare and good source of protein, fibre and vitamin A. It also has virtually no fat and so makes for a really healthy lunch. Use in combination with roasted vegetables flavoured with cumin and paprika. Add chickpeas, fresh mint and red onion for a high protein, energy boosting midday meal. If you want something more substantial add roasted chicken or poached salmon.
Soup is a great way to top up on your five a day. From winter favourites, like leek and potato or spicy parsnip, to summer inspired Mediterranean vegetable or cream of asparagus. Prepare a batch of soup the night before and heat up in the work microwave with a chunk of crusty bread.
It's easy to turn a limp salad into a filling and nutritious meal. Try a three bean salad with cherry tomatoes, rocket and tuna. How about smoked mackerel with watercress, red peppers, spinach and red onion salad? You can use a little olive oil and Dijon mustard to dress or try balsamic vinegar.
If you really feel you want to pop out and buy something, sushi is a great lunch food on the go. It's low fat and filling and delicious too.
Finally, don't let the same soggy sandwiches make lunch time boring. Fill a pitta or tortilla with humus, black olives, tomatoes, mint and parsley. Alternatively use low-fat yoghurt with fresh mint, chick peas, cucumber and peppers for a refreshing change.
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