Your HEALTHIEST Packed Lunch (under 400 calories)
 
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A delicious packed lunch that will see you through the entire week!
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Recipe type: Lunch
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 4 large chicken breasts (not 5), seasoned and grilled (cooked 20-30 mins)
  • ½ x 5 cups pearl barley, cooked
  • mixed vegetables: 2 large carrots, ½ red onion, ½ bag cherry tomatoes, 1 yellow pepper, 1 red pepper, 2 medium courgettes.
  • Handful baby spinach, washed
  • Optional: 30g feta, a drizzle of balsamic reduction.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Chop the mixed vegetables (I like to chop the baby marrow and carrots around one inch thick and at a slant).
  3. Season the vegetables with preferred seasoning (I like paprika, salt and pepper).
  4. Drizzle with oil – only a tiny bit, around 2 tsp.
  5. Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until starting to caramelize.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  7. In the meantime: prepare the chicken (reheat if necessary, cut into slices).
  8. Prepare your lunch containers and divide the chicken and vegetables between 5 containers.
  9. Add ½ cup pearl barley to each container.
  10. Store containers in the fridge, or freezer.
  11. Just before serving - add baby spinach, and optional extras.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 321 Fat: 5.9g Carbohydrates: 35 Sugar: 5.3g Fiber: 8.1g Protein: 36.7g
Recipe by Loraine Steyn at http://lorainesteyn.com/2017/08/your-healthiest-packed-lunch/