Food

Make This: Iron-rich Mackerel Lunchbox

July 12, 2018

Looking for a new healthy lunch box idea? Here’s one! And it’s absolutely perfect for the active, menstruating women among us, with its rich iron levels and good-for-you oily fats...

high iron mackerel lunch box

I’m super anaemic (maybe I’ll do a post on this another time...) to the point I’m now blacklisted from giving blood (!) and take iron tablets daily, so I’m also keen and looking for ways to add iron to my normal diet. Low iron has an absolutely massive impact on my tiredness levels, so I’m very aware of staying on top of it, and if you are someone who feels tired a lot, I would strongly recommend getting your iron levels checked and getting on a supplement pronto should you need to…

Back to the lunch though! This mackerel, spinach and giant cous cous lunchbox is a super quick, easy and CHEAP lunchbox that you can make on a Sunday and it will last you through the week. It’s full of iron, has good oily fats, and will pile in a few of your five-a-day, not to mention satisfy your grumbling tum.

method:

MAKES 3x LUNCHES

boil a big cup of giant couscous in 2x cups of water. add a little salt for flavour.

meanwhile, roast some onions, mushrooms, and whatever veggies you fancy with a dash of olive oil— aubergine and courgette would work well too.

once the couscous is cooked, leave to cool, then stir in a a bag of washed spinach so it begins to wilt slightly.

stir in a cup full of peas and cup full of sweetcorn, and add the roast veggies.

split up into portions and pop in your lunchboxes, topped with a piece of smoked mackerel — the peppery kind if my favourite.

high iron mackerel lunch box

ANOTHER CHEAP LUNCH IDEA: FIERY LUNCHBOX NOODLES

AND A QUICK DINNER: SUNDAY NIGHT VEGGIE LASAGNE

high iron mackerel lunch box