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lunch out and about

So here's something you might have been waiting for - what do we eat when we're not at home and needing lunch on the run? Ange Jackson answers our questions in today’s bonus interview.

The fact is that sometimes we are going to be unprepared - so we need to have an arsenal of go-to ideas for on the fly.

Here’s a few ideas for when we are out and about:
• Choosing the veggie or salad side instead of hot chips with a main meal!
• Ask a sandwich bar if you can have JUST the salad - instead of with the bread
• Sushi train is so fun
• Look for places that make things from scratch, instead of mass produced
• Go to the supermarket and buy olives, rice crackers, an additive free dip and a nice cheese and make a picnic
• Always choose water as the drink option
• Park any guilt at the carpark - it’s not worth carrying around with you!

If you prepare lunch and take it with you to work, below are 3 ways with chicken and 3 ways with (sustainable!) tuna. If you have those things on hand I believe you can always put a delicious lunch together!

That concludes our Lunch Series!

I hope that you have some new ideas and a new appreciation for the importance of a good lunch. Make a plan for next week, while you’re feeling inspired.

I know you can do it!

Recipes to try
Ideas with leftover chicken

• Diced and smashed with avocado, feta, bacon, spring onion and lemon juice. Mix the smash through some baby spinach, tomato and grated carrot or simply add to brown rice cakes.

• Make a salad of cos lettuce, sliced purple cabbage, boiled egg (prepare ahead), cherry tomatoes, garlic croutons (prepare some of these and add to salads throughout the week. Here's how you do it: cut up sourdough bread into squares. Add a tblsp butter to a pan and melt on medium heat. When melted add two chopped garlic cloves, cook for a minute or two and then add the bread. Cook until crispy then sprinkle with salt. They make EVERYTHING better!), then drizzle with a mixture of olive oil and seeded mustard.

• Add to a delicious soup with some veggies and your bone broth!

Ideas with a tin of tuna

• Smashed with avocado, feta, spring onion, and lemon juice. Mix the smash through some baby spinach, tomato and grated carrot or simply add to brown rice cakes. (yes, I meant to replicate the chicken recipe above! I love my smash)

• In a salad with mixed leaves, kalamata olives, tomato, cucumber, feta (if you need it), avocado, and whatever else you have on hand and like to eat! Top with salt and pepper and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

• Make a dip by blending tuna with an avocado and perhaps some cream cheese. Then dip celery, carrot and cucumber sticks in. Yum!

Here is the Greenpeace Canned Tuna Guide

And here is Australia's Sustainable Seafood Guide where you can also download the app.

Avocado and feta smash


1/2 avocado
1 slice bacon
juice of half a lemon
2 spring onions


1. Slice bacon into small pieces and cook in a fry pan
2. Add all ingredients to a bowl and smash together!
3. Serve on top of mixed green leaves, bread of choice or rice cakes.

A short watch
Ange Jackson

Ange Jackson talks to a much younger me (look at my BABY who appears!) about ideas for what to eat when you’re out and about and how to overcome the ‘boredom factor’ with food.

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