So, you know how I make those gorgeous lunches for my kids, the ones with all the love and care? Well, normally by lunchtime I'm grabbing something..whatever I can find from the cupboard and munching it. The exception is Wednesday. We go to playgroup on Wednesday and I do my self a bento. And I feel better for it, I feel like I've actually taken time for me. So I've decided I need to do this more often and even put together a series of posts of Mum Lunches we can make quickly and easy for ourselves that aren't crackers and chocolate. So today I present to you...Mum Lunch #1 Avocado on toast 3 ways.
Why 3 ways? Well. one is the basic: I've got 5 minutes. The next is the bit yummier: I've got 10 minutes. And the final: I've got a whopping 15 minutes and I'm going gourmet! Don't underestimate the powers of avocado on toast. Just last year Nigella Lawson was mocked for calling avocado on toast a recipe, so I'm not even going to use that word. This isn't a recipe. It's sanity, and a way to ensure you eat better.
I don't like incredibly fussy food. So, avocado on toast for me is basically one of the nicest things I could gobble at lunch time. You're probably wondering...how hard can this be? Well, turn your oven up to 200 degrees...and decide how much time you've got to make your lunch: SIMPLE=5 minutes, YUMMIER= 10 minutes, GOURMET=15 minutes. Let's take time each day to eat better!
- 2 slices of bread
- Olive oil
- ½ avocado
- ½ tsp chia seeds
- Drizzle the bread with olive oil and bake at 200 degrees for 10 minutes. Or: stick it in the toaster (NOT WITH OLIVE OIL ON IT)!
- Scoop out the avocado flesh. Smear it on the toast.
- Sprinkle with chia seeds and squeeze lemon juice over the top.
Now if you're feeling GOURMET or like you've got all the time in the world, I have to admit the pairing of creamy avocado and crispy prosciutto is one you have to try. Seriously, I used to eat this when I was studying in Italy and it's one of the fastest, most awesome snacks/meals you can make. You can choose to put the crispy prosciutto on top of the fetta and avocado toast if that tickles your fancy...or just do it on the avocado and chia toast, entirely up to you. Add sundried tomatoes if you want, a poached egg if you've got the luxury of heaps of time, make it what you want! You've just got to make time for lunch.
- 2 slices prosciutto
- olive oil
- simple avocado on toast
- yummier avocado on toast
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
- Pull apart the prosciutto slices to make 3-4 pieces per slice.
- Fry the prosciutto for 2-3 minutes each side then drain on kitchen towel.
- It will crisp more when removed from the pan.