As the children head back to school after the Easter break why not give their usual sandwich a twist?
A balanced lunch followed by a filling healthy snack a few hours later helps you avoid being tempted by unhealthy convenience foods during the mid-afternoon "slump" and on the way back home from work. This new ploughman's lunch fits well within GDA expectations, is tasty, colourful and filling.
Suitable for vegetarians
2 wholemeal pitta breads, halved
For the filling
30g PILGRIMS CHOICE Extra Mature Cheddar cheese, grated
1 small red pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 stick celery, chopped
4 tbsp canned sweet corn
A little shredded lettuce
2 tbsp chutney
10 drained olives
Pickled onions or gherkins, as desired
6 cherry tomatoes
(Additional extra for hungry men – 25g peanuts)
For the dressing
2 tbsp Greek yogurt
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, (optional)
Handful fresh basil, torn, or good pinch mixed herbs
Coarsely ground black pepper
Small handful grapes (about 20)
1 Mix together the filling ingredients.
2 Make the dressing.
3 Coat the filling with the dressing and generously fill each halved pitta pocket.
4 Prepare the accompanying ingredients and serve with the pittas.