04/01/2018

Lunchbox: Turkey Couscous Salad


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I know we're already 4 days into the new year, but this is officially the first post on this blog for 2018 and to kick off the year, I, Jessica am a new woman. If you didn't already know, I recently got a new job and in my previous I used to work 5 minutes walk away from my house, which was super convenient and such a money saver. Going home for lunch everyday, how could that not be a dream?


As much as I love this new job, it is definitely not as close to my house and is not possible to go home on my lunch at all and up until today, I have been buying lunch out and for anyone who understands the pain, it can be a real deep in the pockets. Let's face it, it could get pretty unhealthy.

So I have decided to make a change. Simple, quick and healthy homemade meals is the way to go about it. As I sit in an office all day, I wanted something that doesn't necessarily need heating up, so I could take it outdoors with me. I'm hoping to make this a regular thing, not only for the sake of my bank account but to start eating right.

Would you like to see more recipes of quick lunches I take to work?
Have any suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.



Serves: 2 | Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

- 130g pack roast turkey slices
- 80g pack green salad leaves
- 100g couscous
200ml hot low salt vegetable stock
- 1 avocado

Instructions:

1. Tip couscous into a large bowl, pour over stock. Cover, then leave for 5 mins, until fluffy and all the stock has been absorbed. 

2. Roughly tear the turkey slices and put in a large bowl with the salad and couscous. Add a drizzle of olive oil and toss well. Divide between two plates, then cut the avocado in half and spread evenly between each plate. Grind over pepper to serve.

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  1. Im obssesed with salads right now!! I love avocado. littlewritingworld.wordpress.com

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    1. Same, so easy to throw together and mix it up!

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  2. This salad looks delicious! and rather healthy at that! I am back at work on monday and need inspo for my lunch boxes! Got one meal! xx corinne

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    1. Yes, exactly! We hope to provide more lunchbox ideas for you!

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  3. I’m trying to eat healthy this month after all those Christmas calories! This salad is exactly the sort of thing I would make. I love avocado, I just wish they were easier to prepare. Thank you for the recipe, it looks delicious! <3 xx

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    1. I know right, avocado is so yum! Pls do let us know if you make this salad!

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  4. This looks delicious! I'm trying to eat more salads this year, so I'll give this a go (minus the avocado though I'm afraid - not a fan!)
    Hels xx
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    1. You're not a fan? Oh my, but fair enough. This could easily been made with pomegranates as an alternative!

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  5. I'm not a huge salad fan and I've just started getting into avocado but this looks like a salad I can enjoy. I love couscous and am always up for food lol. I know buying lunch every day adds up, so bringing lunch from home is definitely a great idea!

    Kenisha | heykenkay.com

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    1. Buying lunch everyday is killing me and I am in love with this recipe, I hope you do too!

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  6. Oh I love salad and avocado so this would be perfect for me I think I would replace with chicken as I have had enough turkey for the time being.

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    1. Haha fair enough, this could easily be made with chicken instead! Do let us know if you make this!

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  7. this looks so lovely!
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    1. Glad you think so, it really was!

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  8. This looks yummy! I need to eat more salads this year so I may give this a go!

    Ciara | www.teatimewithciara.com

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    1. This was so yummy and def not your boring salad!

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  9. I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of avocado. But I'm definitely going to have to give this recipe a try and just leave that bit out!

    Chloe ❤ www.anomalouschloe.com

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    1. This would taste just as great without avocado, an alternative would be pomegranates!

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  10. This salad looks so delicious! We'll definitely give this recipe a try. xx

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    1. It honestly was, please do let us know if you make this!

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  11. I started taking my own lunches to uni in my second year of undergrad and the difference to my bank balance at the end of the month was startling! I do occasionally treat myself to a panini in the Student's Union at my uni now, although 90% of the time I pack my own lunch! Cous cous is a key ingredient for me because it's just so versatile, and anything with avocado like you've got here can only be a good thing! I'd love to see more lunch recipes from you, Jessica!

    Abbey xx

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    1. Trust me, eating out at work everyday is not good for my bank balance. I'm glad you'd like to see more. Hopefully it'll keep me motivated to bring more lunches from home.

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  12. This is such a creative and healthy salad! Yum! Thanks for the great lunch idea!

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    1. Thank you, glad you think so!

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  13. I have to try this salad, so yummy!

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    1. Please do, you'd love it. Please let us know if you do!

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  14. Working out at the rec center for quite a long time consuming calories won't diminish your weight and consume enough of your fat when you don't think about what you devour. Healthpally review

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