What’s in the (lunch)box ?

Hey everyone! I know, I know, I’ve been on a MAJOR hiatus (my last post was almost a year ago!), but now that the semester is coming to an end I’ll (hopefully) be able to post more often.

I thought you might be interested in seeing what a nutrition student like myself likes to eat for lunch. As the weather is heating up here in the land of Oz I’ve started to carry more salads to uni like this chickpea, sweet potato and watercress salad I made the other day.

To keep it cool up until lunch time whenever I get a chance to eat in between classes, I like to pop my salad in a lunch bag along with an ice brick, so I don’t end up with (unintentionally) warm salad.

To make this salad I combined roasted sweet potato (from the previous night’s dinner) along with watercress and some canned chickpeas. SIDE NOTE: I absolutely love legumes such as chickpeas as an alternative to meat when it comes to packed lunches. They’re a great source of protein and fibre, so they manage to keep me full especially during those long days at uni.

Anyway, back to the salad. In terms of dressing I like to make my dressings myself with whatever’s lying in my fridge/cupboard. For this recipe, I mixed olive oil with lemon juice, a pinch of salt, pepper, cumin and a tiny bit of smoked paprika to give it some extra kick. I also added a bit of parsley to the salad (for a bit more flavour) before filling my lunch box. SIDE NOTE 2: If you don’t want the dressing to leak all over your bag I recommend investing in a lunchbox that seals tightly, or if you’re scared that it will still leak get a small dressing container and shove it into your lunchbox along with your salad.

Enjoy! Xoxo

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