Written by • Published 11th November 2016 • 2 minute read

Its so tempting to eat out, surrounded by great restaurants in Soho. However, buying fresh ingredients and creating your own meals doesn’t have to be difficult. Here’s how to make interesting and healthy lunches for a week for as little as £8!

Shopping list:

Pitta bread – Pack of 6 (with 2/3 pittas left over) – £0.50

Bag of spinach – £0.89

1 Sweet potato – £0.33

Pack of 3 peppers (with 1 pepper left over) – £0.85

Tesco Mediterranean couscous – £0.40

OFFER 2 FOR 1: Tesco hummus and salsa – £1.80

OFFER HALF PRICE: Uncle Ben’s express rice – £0.89

6 Pack of eggs (with 2 eggs left over) – £0.89

2 Cans of kidney beans in chilli sauce – £0.60

Avocado – £0.79

Grand Total: £.7.94 (with food left over)

Prices sourced from Tesco.com

Monday- Pitta bread pouches

Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl and pop it in the microwave for a minute. Chop up some pepper and place both inside half a pitta bread with some hummus and you’ve got yourself some lunch.

Image courtesy of: Leon Brocard, flickr.com

Image courtesy of: Leon Brocard, flickr.com

 

Tuesday – Burrito bowl

Open up your rice packet and pop it in the microwave for the recommended time. Heat up some kidney beans from a can and smash half an avocado. Add all three in a bowl along with some chopped peppers and salsa and enjoy!

Image courtesy of: Gaurav Mishra, flickr.com

Image courtesy of: Gaurav Mishra, flickr.com

 

Wednesday – Couscous

Add 2 handfuls of spinach to a bowl of whisked eggs and pop it in the microwave for a minute. Add couscous and some boiling water to a second bowl and leave it to soak up and cook. Mix the two together and add either hummus or salsa for some extra flavour.

Image courtesy of: Myriam M. J. Rondeau, flickr.com

Image courtesy of: Myriam M. J. Rondeau, flickr.com

 

Thursday – Stuffed sweet potatoes

Cut a sweet potato in half with some water and place in the microwave for 3 mins. Place in for an addition 3 mins after turning it over. Add some kidney beans to the centre and heat up for 1 min. Mash or cut up the remaining avocado and add on top.

Image courtesy of: Micah Sittig, flickr.com

Image courtesy of: Micah Sittig, flickr.com

 

 Friday – Pitta bread

With plenty of ingredients left over on the last day of the working week, you can have free reign on what you prefer to have on the last day. It might be best to recycle Monday lunch meal with some added extras to keep things different.

Image courtesy of: yoppy, flickr.com

Image courtesy of: yoppy, flickr.com