Mixed Grain & Bean Salad with Mushrooms-Perfect Lunchbox Food!

What a glorious day we have had! 18 degrees in London today!! Don’t want this weather to end, getting me so hype for summer!! Went for a long walk with my lil family, got to spend some good quality time with Jack just chatting about life while Winter was sleeping in the buggy 😍

So anyways, lets talk meal prep!! Meal prepping is an amazing way to make sure you always have healthy food in the fridge so that you don’t end up snacking on unhealthy stuff or maybe even end up eating nothing at all! As a new mum I know how hard it can be to find the time to cook healthy meals everyday so meal prepping when you do have a bit of time too spare is a great way to avoid a situation where there’s nothing to eat and no time to fix something up!

This is something I made a couple weeks back and I thought I’d share it with you. It’s the perfect lunchbox food, super easy to prepare, cheap, healthy and there’s no need to heat anything up!

Recipe makes 4 lunchboxes

For the grains and bean salad

  • 1 pack microwave mixed grains (I got Sainsbury’s own brand wild rice and freekeh pack)
  • Tin of mixed beans
  • 1 red pepper
  • Half a small cucumber
  • Salt and peppar
  • 2 tbsp Pesto (you could use any dressing you’d like, olive oil and lemon juice, tahini dressing or maybe sweet chili, whatever you like)

Microwave the grains (you could cook these from scratch but for ease I’m using precooked). Chop the pepper and cucumber in too small pieces. Mix grains, beans, cucumber, pepper and pesto. Salt and peppar to taste.

For the Garlic mushrooms

  • 500gram mushrooms
  • 5 garlic cloves (finely chopped or use a garlic crusher)
  • Salt and peppar
  • Olive oil

Chop mushrooms in too smaller pieces, if using button mushrooms you can keep them whole. Add garlic, salt, peppar and a big glug of olive oil. Bake at 225° for 30 minutes.

Divide the grain salad and mushrooms in to 4 lunchboxes. Feel free to add some rocket or spinach! Super healthy and super yummy!

Gorgeous food!😍

Have a great evening!


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