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Be fit, Be healthy green spaghetti

A good balanced lunch always sets me up for the afternoon and helps avoid a four pm energy dip. I have recently discovered this lovely brand of Italian organic whole meal dried only takes 7 minutes to cook. It makes a good base to add pesto, seeds, nuts, cheeses, perhaps a poached egg for protein and vegetables too. Whatever is in your fridge. The whole meal pasta has a nutty flavour. I always feel good adding more fibre to my diet.

Ingredients serves 1 person

75grams spaghetti
75 grams Pumpkin chopped into 1cm cubes or smaller
35 grams feta cheese
X1 Tablespoon basil pesto
Large handful baby rocket chopped
Sea salt and cracked pepper
Extra Virgin olive oil

1:bring a pot of well salted water to the boil, cook pumpkin with pasta until al dente, drain (retain a few tablespoons of the water) and return to the pot with the few tablespoons of water.
2: add the rest of the ingredients and toss with extra virgin olive oil and cracked pepper.
3: serve. This would be good at room temperature also.



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July 30, 2013 · 12:31 PM

Easy peasy chickpea Tuna lunch

I love how I can surprise myself with new creations like this

I am enjoying the most tastiest scrummiest lunch right this minute and had to share it. I have recently started a new job and am no longer near my favourite lunch cafes…so I headed home it was closer. I popped my VICS pumpkin seed bagel in the toaster to warm it and then began to throw what I had on hand into my small bowl…

1 can of chickpeas – rinsed

1  generous tablespoon of chopped semi dried tomatoes in olive oil

5 big juicy black olives pitted & chopped

squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Freshly cracked black pepper

tablespoon chopped fresh italian parsley from my garden

smallest tin of springwater tuna drained

one teaspoon of mango chutney

mix it all together and pile high onto your bagel (I added a thick spread of my favourite cult classic peanut butter www.reallygood.co.nz beware it is addictive) Nutritious, delicious and fast and easy.

(Jeremy you may need to add this to your repertoire of Tuna lunches)

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