When I was studying I was usually only at Uni for 2-3 hours a day so could get away with just taking a muesli bar and fruit or no food at all. Now that I’ve started fulltime work I obviously can’t get away with that and I really don’t want to waste my salary on buying expensive lunches. For the first couple of weeks I was just taking leftovers but M eats a lot so there weren’t always leftovers to take. I was then left to try and throw something together or buy my lunch. Trying to figure out what to take for lunch always seems like such a hard process and I didn’t want to add another task to my already busy day. So I did what any other grownup who’s just entered the workforce does, I asked my Mom! You see my Mom is super Mom: she works fulltime, looks after my sisters and I (even if she’s in a different country and we’re all adults!), she’s good with money, she’s super healthy and nearly every second year she’s back at Uni doing another post grad course! She told me that she makes a HUGE dish of roast veges on a Sunday afternoon – using whatever is on special at the supermarket – which lasts her for the whole week. So I decided to give my Mom’s method a go!
Keep reading to see how I make my roast vege salad.
I made mine with:
Kumara (sweet potato)
I chopped the vegetables into small pieces and then seasoned with a little oil, salt, pepper and heaps of garlic (garlic was my mom’s suggestion to keep my immune system strong!)
I roasted them for about 1.5 hours but this will depend on your oven’s settings.
I then added feta, walnuts, cranberry sauce and dried cranberries and have been eating it cold. You can add whatever you like and enjoy it hot or cold.
I now need to get sorted with my snacks for work!
I’d love to know what you take for lunch!