Friday, February 11, 2011


Hello :) Hope your week has been spectacular! At the beginning of the week, I actually started a bridging course at uni, in preparation for when I start uni at the end of February. It's been quite exciting getting back into the swing of things. The one (rather large) downside however is the uni I have chosen to study is a 1.5 hour train ride away from where I live. This means I have started to become the queen of organisation, preparing most of my lunch, working out what I'll wear and packing my bag all the night before. Did I mention I have to wake up at 5:45am each day? Yep.

Of course I've been a little more tired each day, but considering it's FebYOUary, I've been focusing on eating healthy foods that will provide me with enough energy to get through the day, avoiding coffee and taking some time out for myself each day (more on that to come). I still have to go in today, but not until the afternoon, so I thought I'd post what I've been eating for lunch each day! When I say 'lunch', all this food really has to last me from the early morning until the afternoon.

Monday: A sandwich (quinoa and flaxseed wholegain bread) with mushrooms, hummus, alfalfa sprouts, rocket, tomato and mango and ginger chutney. Carrot sticks with hummus, a berry muffin and almonds.
Tuesday: A sandwich with hummus, a lentil pattie, rocket, alfalfa sprouts and mango and ginger chutney. Sliced cucumber, a berry muffin, lychees and a mix of macadamias, sultanas, shredded coconut and sunflower seeds
Wednesday: zucchini bake, carrot sticks with sweet potato hummus, a banana, half a muesli bar, almonds, dried blueberries and apricots. 
Thursday: A sandwich with sweet potato hummus, a lentil pattie, tomato, rocket and mango and ginger chutney. Vitaweats with sweet potato hummus, a mix of dates, sultanas and walnuts, an apple and a banana. 

So that was my lunch for 4 days! I made sure I planned ahead and made a mix of various nuts and seeds the night before and I also made a batch of lentil patties on Monday night to make my sandwiches more substantial. 

Well that's all for's nearly the weekend and I'm excited :) Can't wait to sleeeeeep in!!

Hannah x


  1. God i wish I was better with my lunches! I usually end up with a few sandwiches on brown bread, or some sort of salad (today it was carrots w chicken and bulgur). Not very varied and defintly not as exciting as yours. Very inspirational!

  2. Where did you get the quinoa and flax bread!? Looks so great!
    Oh, and do you make your own hummus? I usually do, as they discontinued my favourite one, but sweet potato hummus sounds delicious!

  3. What a fabulous, colour and nutritious set of lunches! It all looks soooo delicious. Well done :)
    Heidi xo

  4. Ah you're like me!! I travel heaps to go to uni too! I just wish I had your organisation and could prepare everything the night before!!
    Thanks for posting this, it's given me some ideas and inspiration to get back into organising myself!!


  5. Hi sweetie, I've just stumbled on your fabulous blog and will be nabbing some lunch ideas off you :)

    Just wondering if the hummus travels well? I've never been certain about taking dips to uni in case they go off!

  6. Michaela- hooray for organisation! Good luck with your packed lunches...:) xo

    Anon- hehe go ahead :) The hummus travels very well! I always make sure it's in an airtight container and do probably try to eat it in the first half of the day. I'm always a bit cautious about taking dairy to uni, but hummus should be all gooood :) xo