Eat on the Green’sCraig Wilson offers low effort lunch ideas

As the majority of the UK’s workforce passed the one year milestone of working from home, more and more people are skipping lunch breaks in favour of a quick sandwich at their desk or if you’re lucky, last night’s leftovers dinged in the microwave.

Lunches don’t have to be boring or unhealthy. Here are two tasty ideas that are packed with flavour and full of nutrients.

Layered salads are perfect for making ahead. Grab a clean jar and go through your fridge and see what you can pull together. This is a great for using up foods reaching their use by date and avoiding waste. Start with the dressing first, putting it at the bottom will ensure the whole thing doesn’t go soggy. Try olive oil, vinegar, whole grain mustard, honey, fresh lemon juice and seasoning. Then make your layers as colourful as possible, sweetcorn, cucumber, tomatoes, grated carrot, peppers, fresh herbs, chicken or tuna, lettuce, pickles or beetroots, feta cheese – the choice is yours. Once complete, pop the lid on and refrigerate until ready to eat, then just shake and enjoy.

Alternatively, my posh cup a soup will give an instant refreshing hit of energy. Take chillies, ginger, coriander, egg noodles, kale, broccoli, and mangetout and pop it all into a Kilner jar or deep bowl. Take a stock cube and dissolve in around half a pint of boiling water, add some soy sauce and then fill the jar or bowl until everything is covered. Walk the dog or sit in the sunshine while it infuses for 5-8 minutes – anything as long as you’re away from your desk – then relax and enjoy. If you make a bit of effort and take the time to prepare, you’ll make sure you never miss another lunch break

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