Five 5-minute tasty lunch snacks for the busy remote worker

by Debbie Potts
14 August 2020

In this new era of WFH, I thought I’d share some of my favourite quick and easy lunch snacks that you might enjoy when you take that well-deserved break during your work day!

These should take no longer than five minutes so that you can make the most of your lunch break and maybe squeeze in a walk in the park with the dog, a swim or even a cycle ride.

These are tasty quick sandwich snacks that you can tailor as you like to suit your taste or even use as a base to invent your own. After all, creativity comes in all forms! Enjoy!

1. Guacamole on toast

  • 1 roughly chopped avocado
  • ½ a chopped small onion
  • 1 peeled and chopped garlic clove
  • half a chopped fresh red tomato
  • a bit of chillies (freshly chopped or flakes or paste – anything works)
  • lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of crème fraiche or plain yoghurt
  • salt ‘n pepper
  • 2 toasted slices of bread (any type you prefer)

Place all the chopped ingredients, along with some chillies, squeezed lime juice (or lemon juice if you don’t have lime) and a tablespoon of crème fraiche or yoghurt into a deep bowl. Blend everything together with an electric hand blender to a consistency of your choice. Add salt ‘n pepper to your taste.

Spread some guacamole on your toast and enjoy with a drink of your choice!

avocado, lime and onion

2. Beans on toast with a twist

  • ½ a can of Heinz baked beans
  • ½ a chopped small onion
  • a tiny bit of olive oil
  • a bit of chillies (freshly chopped or flakes or paste – anything works)
  • salt ‘n pepper
  • 2 toasted slices of bread (any type you prefer)

Put some olive oil in a small frying pan. Place the chopped onion, along with the chillies in a pan over a medium heat and let the onions sweat for about a minute or so. Add in your beans and give a little mix. Add salt ‘n pepper to your taste.

Enjoy your tasty beans on toast with a drink of your choice!

3. Q&E Bruschetta

  • 2 freshly chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ chopped small onion
  • a tiny bit of olive oil
  • roughly chopped fresh basil
  • salt ‘n pepper
  • 1 peeled and smashed garlic clove
  • 2 toasted (or untoasted) slices of sourdough bread (or any type you prefer)

Mix the chopped tomatoes and chopped onion together. Add salt n’ pepper to taste. Rub the smashed garlic on your toasted sourdough bread, drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Spoon the tomato and onion mixture onto your toast and top with some roughly chopped fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil.

Enjoy your Q&E (quick & easy) bruschetta, with a drink of your choice!

tomatoes, lime and basil

4. Apple and red beet salad on toast

  • 1 chopped apple (any)
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped pickled beetroot
  • ¼ chopped small red onion (has to be red)
  • 2 tablespoons of crème fraiche or plain yoghurt or sour creme
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • ½ tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • salt ‘n pepper
  • 2 slices of sourdough bread or crispbread or wrap (or any type you prefer)

Mix the chopped apple, pickled beetroot, red onion together adding in the crème fraiche, mayo and mustard – be sure to mix thoroughly. Add salt n’ pepper to taste.

Spread generously onto your bread and enjoy your pink coloured salad or rödbetssallad!

(This is one of my favourite snacks and a nod to my connection with beautiful Sweden!)

beetroots, apples and basil

5. Sardines on toast

  • 1 small tin of sardines (if you use sardines in brine or oil, then drain out first)
  • ¼ chopped small onion
  • ½ teaspoon of mayonnaise
  • a tiny bit of olive oil
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • salt ‘n pepper
  • 1 peeled and smashed garlic clove
  • 2 toasted (or untoasted) slices of sourdough bread (or any type you prefer)

Mix the sardines, chopped onions, mayo and lemon juice together using a fork so that the sardines are completely separated and form a kind of pulse with the other ingredients. Add salt n’ pepper to taste. Rub the smashed garlic on your toasted sourdough bread or any type of bread you prefer. Spoon the sardine mixture onto your bread and drizzle with a bit of olive oil.

Enjoy this tasty snack, you guessed it, with a drink of your choice!

(Another favourite of mine. We used to eat this after school as a snack back in Zimbabwe.)

sardines, garlic, lemon and basil

If you don’t have the time to make any of these tasty snacks, then you definitely need to hire me as your Virtual Assistant so that I can help to free up some valuable time in your busy day!

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