When I first started my maternity leave I was determined to to lead a much healthier lifestyle away from the office. After all, I’d have more time to exercise and prepare a healthy lunch every day and would no longer have cakes and sweet treats on offer daily from colleagues (miss you!). And to begin with, I did. I would set aside time to make homemade soups and salads for lunch and would make myself spend 20 minutes doing those all-important post-baby ab workouts and pelvic floor exercises when Taylor was napping.
But alas, this was short lived and lately I’ve fallen back into old habits of snacking and grabbing whatever’s quick for lunch – usually of the canned variety. The exercise has dropped off (apart from the dog walks) and Mr M and I seem to be spending most of our evenings at the moment on the sofa watching Netflix, glass of red wine in hand.
So I’ve decided that enough is enough and I need to start on a health kick before the gluttony of Christmas well and truly begins. After 31 years I know myself pretty well and know that drastic measures just don’t work – rigorous exercise routines and strict diets just aren’t me. But lifestyle changes that are easy to adopt do.
So when I saw this idea for a *ahem* kid’s meal on CBeebies, I thought, ‘what a bloody good idea’ and decided to adapt it for my own healthy lunch. I’ve had this ‘skinny pizza’ every day this week with different toppings and I’m a big fan. It’s so easy to prepare and I just pop it in the oven whilst I’m preparing Taylor’s lunch, so that we can sit down and eat together.
I keep the tortillas in my freezer and just get one out each day (they only take ten minutes to defrost). You can use whatever ingredients you have in your fridge for the toppings but here’s my favourite combination.
skinny pizza recipe for a healthy lunch
- 1 x tortilla
- Tomato puree
- Half a mozerella ball sliced
- Handful spinach
- cherry tomatoes halved
- Diced yellow pepper
- Sliced red chili
Spread tomato puree over the tortilla and add chopped ingredients. Put in the oven on 180° for 12 minutes. That’s it! I always have mine with a salad for some added healthiness!
What’s your go-to healthy lunch? I would love some more inspiration! x