A Simple, Nutritious, Work Lunch

This is my first salad recipe that will be apart of my Spring Clean Salad Recipe Collection to help you create healthy, simple salads for work that will take you no longer than 20 minutes to create (can I get a woo hoo?!).

My goal for you is to enjoy eating healthy, nutritious salads that taste equally as good as they look (it’s possible, just trust me) but take little effort in the kitchen.

If you’re not a big fan of rocket because of it’s bitter taste then do try this combination! The sweetness of the cranberries helps to offset the bitter taste and makes it not only palatable but a super refreshing and yummy salad that will leave you looking forward to tomorrow’s lunch.


Prep time: 10 minutes closeupofcranberryandrocket

Serves: Approximately 5 serves

  • 2 handfuls of rocket
  • 2 medium sized zucchinis
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 freshly squeezed lemon
  1. Peel the outside of the zucchini (this will help reduce your exposure to pesticides if you’re not buying organic).
  2. Use a food processor (fastest) or hand grater to grate the zucchinis.
  3. Put the rocket, zucchini, sunflower seeds and cranberries into a bowl and stir until ingredients are mixed evenly.
  4. Drizzle the salad with lemon juice the morning before work, or take some lemon with you to squeeze just before eating.
  5. Pair with smoked salmon or chicken for a super yummy and satisfying work lunch that won’t leave you hungry.

Naturopathic + Nutritional Guide

This is a perfect salad to kick start your Spring Clean. The bitterness of the rocket combined with lemon juice will help stimulate your digestive system into action and alleviate bloating.

Rocket is a bitter green that encourages digestion through the bitter taste receptors on your tongue.

This helps to stimulate stomach acid production, which in turn triggers the release of pancreatic enzymes for digestion in the small intestine.

This recipe is a nutritional source of:
  • Vitamin B1, B3, Biotin, B6, vitamin E, vitamin K and omega 6
  • FODMAP friendly

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If you like this salad, then please share with your girlfriends and work colleagues.

Oh and also don’t forget to comment below, I’d love to hear from you and I’ll always give you a bell back.