WHETHER YOU want to beat the afternoon office slump or make sure that the kids have enough energy to keep them going throughout the afternoon, make sure your lunchboxes are packed with healthy delicious snacks, fibre and blood sugar-balancing ingredients.
Couscous and quinoa are excellent lunchbox alternatives and a far cry from the soggy sandwich! They’re not only healthy, flavourful and filling but making a nutrient packed salad with either ingredient is a singe and kids will love the mix of bright colours while completely missing the fact that they are having their veggies. Also, If you need to convince the man in your life to replace sandwiches with something a bit healthier and alternative, here’s a heads-up: Quinoa is a gluten free protein making it the perfect addition to the lunch box of any guy trying to build lean muscle using natural ingredients! Lotto numbers line up!
And if this isn’t enough good news, we’re delighted to tell you that Tipiak, a leading quality gourmet style French food company, now offers a range of fragrant couscous and quinoa options that taste as delicious cold as they do hot. So, save even more time by making a batch on the weekend, keeping it in the fridge and quickly popping in some fresh ingredients on a weekday morning for the ultimate lunchbox in minutes.
Naturally you’ll need recipes to go with your favourite Tipiak couscous or quinoa… here they are!
Couscous, courgette and yellow pepper salad
Preparation time: 12 minutes
Tipiak Provencal Style couscous: 1 sachet, Cooked according to pack instructions
Olive oil: a drizzle
Courgette: 2 thinly sliced lengthways
Yellow pepper: ½, sliced
Feta cheese: 1 round, crumbled
Rocket: 1 handful
1 Drizzle the olive oil over the courgettes and yellow pepper, place onto a griddle pan and grill on both sides.
2 Toss the couscous, courgette, pepper, feta and rocket together.
3 Place in to a takeaway container, pack and go.
Couscous, mixed berry, nut and honey salad
Preparation time: 7 minutes
Tipiak wholewheat couscous: 1 sachet, cooked according to pack instructions
Mixed berries: ½ punnet
Cherries: 1 handful
Nuts: 1 handful, chopped
Honey: a drizzle
1 Toss the couscous, berries, cherries, and nuts together.
2 Drizzle with honey, place into a lunchbox, pack and go.