We can often get stuck when it comes to lunches. Whether you are at work or at home, it’s hard to know what to make to fill you up for the next few hours. After all, now autumn is here, we are longing for more comfort food in our diet. And we want food that will heat up our body before we brave the cold weather outside. Therefore, here are some delicious ideas to give your lunch an autumn feel this week.
Make a sweet potato and squash salad
Salads are always a good choice for lunch as they are healthy and full of essential nutrients we need to stay healthy. However, a lot of people avoid them as they tend to be boring but that doesn’t have to be the case. To make an autumn-inspired salad, you should consider adding some sweet potato and squash to make it a flavour filled lunch. It will also make it healthy as these two foods are both packed full of nutrients. If you have any pumpkin, it could also be added to make a great lunchtime treat. Here are some other lovely Autumn salads that should be on your radar. And don’t forget, if you have any leftover veg you have made in your garden, you should add these in to make a wholesome salad!
Make or buy a warming soup
Everyone loves a good warming soup during the fall months. After all, the weather turns rotten, and we are all shivering in our homes. Therefore, for your Autumn-inspired lunch, you should consider buying a delicious soup to enjoy. Choose an interesting flavour such as a super bean and sweet potato soup from ranges like GLORIOUS! Super Soups. It will warm you up while giving you a taste of wonderful flavours. If you fancy being creative, you could make your own soup this Autumn. Create lovely flavoured soup such as pumpkin and orange or apple and squash to fill you up for hours. Don’t forget to make some bread or buy a roll to enjoy with your soup!
Make a mini shepherds pie
I know shepherd’s pie is a dinner time meal enjoyed with your family. But why not make a mini shepards pie which you can enjoy at lunch time. It will heat up your body and keep you full for hours during the long cold days. You can find a great recipe in this article for one with a sweet potato mash to make it fitting for this season. Make a couple and then freeze them to use during the week.
Make a roasted vegetable sandwich
One of my favourite things about Autumn is the vast array of veg around to tuck into. You get to consume delicious vegetables such as pumpkin, squash, and sweet potato on a daily basis. Therefore, you should consider roasting some vegetables to add to your sandwich for a tasty lunchtime meal. Or you could even get rid of the bread and just have a bowl of the roasted veg for your lunch. You can find an excellent recipe on this site for roasted vegetables with cheese!
And don’t forget that you could make a small bowl of cheesy mac and cheese as a comforting Autumn lunch!