Green Lunch Mix

Recently I have moved out of home and begun my university life in Leeds students halls. As you can probably guess it is much harder to prepare a lovely meal full of fancy ingredients and spices because when living on your own it is your responsibility to buy everything! Also not to lie some foods might be very expensive and hard to get. 

Another issue is time, I am lucky enough to have a pretty convenient timetable and on most days I can get back into my place and prepare some lunch between lectures, however, it still has to be something quick. That is why in this post I would like to share a recipe I came up with after a long, tiring day. It was essential the meal would cook fast but also be at least somewhat healthy. 

Hopefully this super simple yet delicious recipe will be an inspiration for choosing the healthier lunch option rather the quick on the go fast food from cafeteria. 
Suitable for vegans.  


  • Lettuce mix 
  • Small Broccoli
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 toast
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Olive oil to drizzle the croutons 
  • Salt, basil, oregano and chili flakes to taste


1. Add pieces of broccoli to boiling water and cook for about 5-7 minutes, don't let it over cook.
2. Heat up coconut oil on a pan and add the lettuce mix, on medium heat let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
3. Meanwhile cut the toast bread into small squares, drizzle with olive oil and set a side.
4. Move the lettuce on the pan to one side and add finely chopped garlic, cook until golden. 
5. Mix the lettuce and garlic, add broccoli and stir until combined. Add basil, oregano, chili and salt to taste. Squeeze the lemon juice and mix well.
6. On a different pan heat up some olive oil and add diced bread, fry until golden brown and crunchy.
7. Place vegetables into a bowl and top with the golden brown croutons. If needed add olive oil for a more vibrant taste.

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