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TWF Lunchbox Instagram Challenge – Bread Free Friday

We made it! Happy Fri-yay!!

Now, by Friday my lunchbox game is thoroughly off, and after 4 days of sandwiches, leftovers are a surefire way to change things up at lunchtime.

Thursday night is ballet night, so dinner needs to be quick, easy and slide down the hatch pronto, with zero fuss. This pork recipe is ridiculously simple, so easy to mix and match with other delicious ingredients and also tastes great cold, so it’s perfect in the next day’s lunch. For the lunchbox it either goes in straight with a rice/quinoa mix and veggies or in a wrap.

You will need:

500g minced pork

1 zucchini sliced

1 tbsp kecap manis

Juice of half an orange



Put the pork mince and kecap manis in a bowl and gently break it up with a fork, covering in the sauce in as you go.

Cut the zucchini in half lengthways, then slice into 1cm pieces and add to pork mixture.

Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat.

Add the pork and zucchini mixture, stirring frequently for approx 10 minutes or until browned and cooked through.

Pour over orange juice and stir gently.

Serve with steamed brown rice/quinoa and a selection of veg

Serves 4 (plus a lunchbox)

Other bread free lunchbox ideas:

Pasta salad

Corn tortilla wrap – see Ali’s wrap it up Wednesday post here

Deconstructed sandwich – sliced meat, cheese, carrot and cucumber sticks, zucchini spirals, boiled egg etc.

Rice paper rolls

Potato wedges and veg sticks with dip

Sweetcorn and zucchini fritters

vermicelli noodle box with chopped meat/tofu and veg

Corn chips with meat or veg dip

mixed roast veg with couscous/rice/barley

We hope there have been some useful ideas for you along the way this week,. We’ll continue to share lunchbox ideas based on the themes discussed this week, so keep an eye out on our Instagram! We’d love to hear from you too, so please do share your thoughts and ideas with us in the comments or via our Insta of Facebook pages!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Love, Jem & Ali

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