A breakfast food that’s great for lunch

Breakfast

Weetabix type cereal, pomegranate seeds, soya milk

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This is a great if slightly unusual combination, and you feel that you’re getting a good dose of vitamins to start the day with.

Lunch

Pomegranate and pine nut salad, breakfast muffins

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This salad is nice to look at but also tastes delicious as it uses some really special ingredients. To make it for one person, I just used a good bowlful of watercress, some sweet pepper (chopped), a smallish piece of cucumber (diced), and  generous handfuls of pine nuts and pomegranate seeds. I drizzled some olive oil over the top to serve it. The pine nuts were left over from the ones I’d roasted yesterday but they’d still be delicious unroasted. If you’re aiming for a 5 minute salad (as I usually am at lunchtime) I’d suggest either preparing the pomegranate seeds in advance, or just splashing out on a packet of ready-prepared ones.

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A couple of ‘breakfast’ muffins were actually perfect with this, as they’re basically just lovely soft white bread. I popped the muffins into the toaster whole, and found that this created an especially soft centre and crusty outside. I don’t have a particularly spacious toaster, so hopefully this option should be open to everyone. As I mentioned when they appeared at a more conventional time of day, some breakfast muffins do contain milk, but the Sainsbury’s Basics variety is definitely animal-friendly (and also quite friendly towards the bank balance).

Dinner

Fig, spinach and hazelnut pasta, salad

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My mum kindly made this for me from the recipe for fig, spinach and almond pasta that I posted last week. It actually tasted even better than the original and she topped the pasta with chopped hazelnuts rather than almonds, which added an even more sophisticated flavour. We had some Bombay mix as a salad topping, which is yet another lovely snack that generally seems to be animal free.

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Dessert

Vegan ice cream, strawberries

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This was another helping of the wonderful ginger flavour Booja Booja ice cream. It went really well with some especially sweet strawberries.

 Snacks

Morning: Pumpkin seeds

Afternoon: A couple of oaty biscuits

Well balanced in that one of the snacks was pretty healthy and the other decidedly not.

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