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Ocado Meal Maths: quick and easy lunch ideas

Who said maths was boring? Well, it definitely wasn’t us. Meet Ocado Meal Maths – a series of tasty meal equations (or recipe ideas) created to simplify your day-to-day life. Each recipe is quick, easy and affordable, with a set of ingredients that keep costs low and taste high. In this post, you’ll find four lunch recipes to help you fuel your body with delicious, non-complicated food.

Many of us start thinking about lunch as soon as we’ve swallowed that last bit of porridge or toast. And, some argue lunch is the best meal of the day. Whatever your opinion is, nailing lunch is important to keep you going for the rest of the day. So, it’s important to feed yourself good and nutritious food – no matter if you’re working from home or bringing a packed lunch to the office.

We’ve put together the below recipe ideas to help you make the most of lunch. Versatile and with different types of produce in focus, there’s something for everyone. Take our chilli-stuffed sweet potatoes for instance. They’re vegan, filling, delicious and made without faff. You’ll find this recipe, plus all the other lunch ideas from this post, under the recipe tab on ocado.com. 

Using our Meal Maths isn’t all about saving time though, it’s also about value. All of these recipes have a number of ingredients listed from our everyday great value range. That means you can cook with high-quality products without breaking the bank. There are over 400 of these low-cost items, so if you fancy a bit of exploring, just follow the link to shop the everyday great value range.

Avocado Yoghurt Dip with Crudites

Move out of the way, guac. This avocado dip is guacamole’s creamier cousin and it’s dangerously moreish. Although, it’s not exactly dangerous, rather deliciously nutritious. Served alongside a colourful selection of crudites, this dip and recipe is the ultimate lunch when time is short and your tummy is rumbling. The best part? You’ll find almost all of these ingredients in our everyday great value range. If you want to spice up your dip, just add a few drops of Tabasco. That’ll keep you going for the rest of the day. Get the recipe

Leek and Cheddar Rarebit

Combine a set of luscious leeks, a bit of dijon mustard, some Worcestershire sauce, charming cheddar and a few slices of bread and you’ve got yourself a banging, low-cost lunch. This rarebit recipe is not only a treat to eat though, it’s also great for your wallet. That’s because you can find not one, not two, but all of the ingredients in our everyday great value range. Pretty good, isn’t it? It’s quick to make too. You only need five minutes of prep time before you let your oven do the hard work. Wait 20 minutes and voilà, your cheesy lunch is done, ready to be devoured. Get the recipe

Bean Chilli-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Whether you’re full-on vegan or just testing the meatless waters, this dish is a great lunchtime go-to. The recipe has very little hands-on time, but to speed it up you can prick the potatoes and microwave them for a few minutes before baking in the oven for 20. You’ll like the low-cost ingredients used in this recipe, and you’ll love treating yourself to all its good stuff, like protein-rich beans and fluffy sweet potato. Now that autumn is here, why not make it for a filling lunch on a cold day? Or even as a quick supper when you want an easy but nutritious meal. Get the recipe

Sweet Potato ‘Toast’ with Avocado, Smoked Salmon and Egg

Make these clever toasts ahead of time and keep them in the fridge, ready to load up with your toppings at lunchtime. Reheat in the microwave or toaster, or simply enjoy them cold (whatever works for you). They also make for a great meal to take to work and only need 15 minutes of prep the night before – that’s what we call convenient. You’ll be pleased to know you can find some of the ingredients, like sweet potatoes and smoked salmon, in our everyday great value range. That means you can enjoy this tasty dish without hurting your wallet. Get the recipe

That’s it for this round of Ocado Meal Maths. We hope you feel inspired to try one or two (or all) of these delicious recipes for your next lunch. You’ll find a sea of low-cost ingredients, waiting for your magic touch to transform them into wonderful meals. We’ve also got plenty more Meal Maths recipes for you to discover, including brilliant breakfast recipes for busy mornings. Enjoy. 

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