Weekly Meal Plan: Work-from-home Lunches

This week, I thought I’d do something a little different. Things are getting tough again. Across the world lockdowns are coming back into force, and depending on where you live in the UK, if you’ve managed to get back to work, we’ve all been told to work from home again, if we can. So, I thought instead of a week of weeknight dinners I’d share a week of quick, delicious work from home lunches that you might not have otherwise been able to enjoy in an office – a bit of a silver lining, if you will!

Monday: Strapatsada with Basil & Pine Nuts

Monday calls for a nice hot lunch. Strapatsada – essentially Greek scrambled eggs with tomatoes is perfect for using up leftovers, and delicious eaten straight out the pan with lots of crusty bread for mopping and dipping.

Tuesday: Seared Steak Poke Bowls

Raw fish can be a tricky prospect at home (though you can find my Easy Salmon Poke Bowl recipe here) which is why I created this seared steak version – super quick, super easy and ready to be loaded up with all your favourite toppings – you can cook the steak how much or how little you want! This is a real favourite on Pinterest, with lots of people giving it a go at home!

Wednesday: Vegan Romesco Roasted Red Pepper Soup

It’s soup season! This gently spiced roasted red pepper version is the first soup I made this autumn, and it is perfect for bringing a bit of sunshine back into your lunchtimes.

Thursday: Lighter Southern Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwiches

Access to hot sandwiches without having to step outside and go to the deli are one of the best things about working from home. This lighter version of the American classic Po’ Boy is not only healthier than the classic, but quicker to make too.

Friday: Cheats Caesar Salad with Leftover Bread Croutons

This is one of the best salads I’ve ever made (if I may say so myself!) and one of the best things about working from home. Tangy dressing, perfectly soft boiled eggs with slightly runny, slightly jammy middles, and nice crunchy croutons made from the end of that sourdough loaf you’ve got sitting on the counter. This salad really is more than the sum of its parts.

A few baking recipes to hunker down with over what will hopefully not be yet another rainy weekend (!): Toasted Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, Easy Lemon Biscuits, Frozen Berry Buttermilk Cake, American Chocolate Chip Cookie Squares, Mummy’s Banana Bread, Autumn Praline Loaf Cake, Easy Rosewater Biscuits, Autumn Spiced Maple Frosted Mini Doughnuts.