Susie Burrell has made our childhood dreams come true, detailing her perfect ‘lunchbox’ to get grown-ups through the day.
Sharing her recipe to Instagram, the acclaimed dietitian wrote: “Who says lunch boxes are only for kids?”
“Parents spend hours packing nutritious, colourful lunch boxes for their kids yet forget to make themselves something yummy to enjoy at lunchtime.”
The packed lunch consisted of a turkey and salad wrap, along with a scoop of granola with yoghurt for midday snacking, berries and grapes, sliced cucumber and chocolate biscuits for those who need a “sweet treat.”
“This lunchbox literally took me five minutes to make (quite a bit longer to photograph) and strikes a perfect balance between nutrition and delicious food,” Burrell continued.
The dietitian claimed with the addition of a “tea or coffee”, you have an “entire data worth of food that is packed full of nutrition.”
Considering we’ve recently let go of the gourmet lunches of our working-from-home days, the efficiency and ease with which Burrell’s selection could be prepared appealed to her followers.
“So many parents neglect themselves, but planning ahead is always key,” one commenter wrote.
“I’m really struggling with being bored and disinterested in all food that I prepare for myself as I tend to stick to making the same thing – thank you for sharing these great ideas,” wrote another.
Burrell added the lunch box was a perfect thing for parents to make alongside their children’s school meals in the morning.
“You could even make it the night before,” she wrote.
“So when school goes back next week, don’t forget the adult lunches too.”
The meal prep is suitable for the time-poor, as none of the items involve cooking, provided cured deli meat is used in the sandwich.
Naturally, some commenters were simply stoked to feel “young” again.
“Here’s to parents lunchboxes!” wrote one.
“I love, love, love a good big kid’s lunch box – saves me,” shared another.
Burrell previously shared her “best snacks” for the middle of the day, claiming yoghurt, coffee and fruit are the go-to items for adults.
“A perfect time for a caffeine hit that will have worn off by the afternoon, along with some naturally sweet fruit for energy,” she shared.
“There are many flavoured yoghurts out there but nutritionally you cannot go past a plain Greek or natural yoghurt served with some fresh fruit and nuts or seeds. Here you have created your own naturally sweet snack, but one with much less sugar and calories than pre-made yoghurt tubs and bowls.”