I know when i was working for council and the EPA, that after a week or two of lunch box meals, the imagination starts to wane and preparing the healthy lunch-in-a-box becomes difficult or at least boring.
It’s easy to pop in the packaged muesli bars and sweetened fruit sticks, but what about something that resembles brain food? Why not grow some of your own?
Our tiny garden can provide ingredients for a salad from the mesclun salad tub, a spinach tartlet and eggplant dip with vegie sticks. For work lunches, the Vietnamese rice paper rolls are a winner, with lettuce, hot mint, marinated tofu and spicy pickles from the last glut of produce. Encourage kids to grow a garden too. They love eating their own home-grown food.
Everything seems to be taking off inthe garden just now. The mild temperatures create ideal growing conditions and your salads and fruits grow so much quicker. Grow what you love to eat and choose plants that thrive in hot weather for the best results.