Posts in Lunch
Easy cheesy mushrooms

With just three ingredients and cooked in 15 minutes, these tasty mushrooms are a regular standby for me if I need to rustle something up quickly. Plus you can vary what you use as a topping depending on what’s in the cupboard or needs using up in the fridge. And they’re very forgiving with the oven temperature if you’ve got something already in the oven cooking.

Serve them with sweet potato wedges and salad and if there’s any left over you can slice them up as a filling for a pitta or on top of a salad with a dollop of hummus for lunch the next day. Midlifemenu.com/recipes/cheesy-mushrooms

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Hummus

When I was recently asked for a hummus recipe, I realised that I just tend to throw ingredients together without weighing or measuring anything! So, this forced me to write down exactly what I do and also to double check it before I publish it. The verdict? My husband tells me it’s the best yet and I should have doubled the ingredients because we ate it all in one sitting. I know it’s really convenient to buy hummus but it’s super easy to make yourself and you’ll know exactly what’s gone into it. Go on! have a go… midlifemenu.com/recipes/hummus

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Sweet potato toast with avocado and poached egg

I was late to the party with sweet potato toast! I convinced myself that it wouldn’t really cook and that it was a bit of a faff. But I’m converted :) It’s dead easy to do, taste great and is a fab alternative to bread. The flavour is quite sweet though so we tend to mix lemon juice and fresh coriander through the avocado (like a simplified guacamole) and a grind of black pepper. Super yummy and will keep you full right through until lunch. midlifemenu.com/recipes/sweet-potato-toast

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Garlicky herby quinoa

Quinoa is a great alternative to heavier carbs like pasta and rice, plus it’s full of protein which helps fill you up and keep your energy levels balanced. But it’s bland on it’s own without any ‘pepping’ up - in fact one of my friends has decided she doesn’t like it because it’s so tasteless…but I’m on a mission to prove her wrong with this recipe! Feel free to add your own variations so long as it’s got plenty of flavour. midlifemenu.com/recipes/quinoa

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Super simple grilled salmon

Fish cooks really quickly making it ideal for a mid-week dinner. You can easily get this meal on the table within about 20 minutes including all prep and serving too.  And if you double the ingredients you can take the extra for lunch the next day. This saves time and stress in the morning trying to organise a packed lunch. Plus it ensures you've got a healthy lunch too.  midlifemenu.com/recipes/simple-grilled-salmon

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