At the moment my lunches are consisting of batch cooking some sort of grain and combining with protein and salad. I’ve been really enjoying the different combinations I come up with, and this one last week was definitely too good not to share. Initially I struggled to think of what I would be able to have for lunch that week, having not been shopping, but thanks to some chicken in the freezer and raiding my Nan’s vegetable plot I came up with something delicious for the whole week!
To give you five lunches you’ll need:
large chicken breast (mine was about 230g raw)//150g dry brown bulgar wheat//tin of chick peas//12 cherry tomatoes//red pepper//2 spring onions//1 grated carrot//2 small grated beetroot//vegetable stock cube
Place your chicken under the grill and cook for about 20 mins, checking and turning often.
Meanwhile put the bulgar wheat into a saucepan and cook up according to the instructions with a veggie or chicken stock cube.
Whilst the chicken is grilling and the bulgar wheat is bubbling away, prep your veggies. Quarter your cherry tomatoes, dice up your red pepper, slice your spring onion, and grate your carrot and beetroots. Drain and empty your chick peas and place all in a big mixing bowl.
Once the bulgar wheat is done allow to cool slightly before adding to your big bowl. Slice up your grilled chicken into thin slices, and then dice. I had mine a similar size to the pepper, which meant the chicken felt like it went a lot further.
Mix it all together, and it will turn a fabulous pink colour thanks to the beetroot! I served this up every day on a bed of salad leaves and combined with a yogurt it made a very filling and nutritious lunch.
What do you like for lunches?