As we come into the Summer season and the heat turns up, it’s hard to find good Summer lunches. We often hear people suggesting they prefer lighter meals in the summer months. Therefore, it’s a big challenge for our customers to come up with meals that are work-friendly. This means food that is readily prepared and easy to get ready and eat on a time crunch.
Grilled Chicken Salad
There’s nothing worse than having your lunch in the office, sitting back down, and feeling full and bloated. To fight this, we recommend preparing salads for your lunch at work. With our Willowbrook prepared salads as a base, your salad is already off to a great start. We recommend using a combination of classic and multi leaves to kickstart your salad. Then, it’s time to add protein. Though quick and easy lunches are helpful for your working day, they need to be nutritious too! Adding protein to your work lunch in the form of chicken, or another protein source will help keep you energised through the afternoon.
Once you have your base and your protein secured, it’s time to get creative in the salad department. Luckily, we at Willowbrook have a wide range of prepared vegetables available in Northern Ireland to fill your bowl. Come up with your unique combination of vegetables to fill you up for the day. We highly recommend trying a combination of sliced carrots, cucumber and tomatoes. Add your favourite sauce to top it off and voilà!
Stuffed peppers have been popular for a while now, and we can see why. As with many other Summer lunches, stuffed peppers give you the freedom to choose exactly what fillings you like. Many people opt for Italian seasonings, some fresh vegetables, rice, and melted cheese on top. However, the choice is yours. Heating up some seasoned Willowbrook-cooked rice and then adding your favourite Willowbrook-prepared salads and vegetables is the perfect way to create a lunch you love.
Meal-Prep Burrito Bowls
Burrito bowls are a great way to create Summer lunches for any number of days to make sure you are prepared for the week ahead. With the added freedom of choosing your base, meat, and any other toppings, you can have the perfect burrito bowl for you.
A burrito bowl is basically a deconstructed burrito. You can add your base, typically rice (we recommend Willowbrook’s own-brand cooked rice!), followed by any meat of your choice. We love cooking up some fajita chicken and adding it to our burrito bowls, but you can choose your favourite. Then, it’s up to you. Take a walk through your local Willowbrook Foods supplier and discover the range of burrito bowl additions we have to offer. Whether it’s diced onion or sliced peppers, you can add whatever toppings you like to make a delicious burrito bowl.
WILLOWBROOK TOP TIP: If you’re not sure about adding carbs to your burrito bowl in the form of rice, why not replace it with some greens? Willowbrook’s prepared salad leaves are the perfect replacement for carbs in your burrito bowl.
Why not try a simpler Summer lunch?
It doesn’t have to be about meal prepping the night before in a big rush. Willowbrook Foods offer a range of ready-made foods that are ready to go. Why not try our chicken pasta, you can always mix it up with your favourite sauce. You can also add some extra veggies in there!
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