Summer has arrived and with it comes the prospect of dining outdoors.
Whether it’s taking your morning coffee into the garden, opting to spend your lunch break outdoors or a slight glimpse of sun sends you running down the BBQ aisle in the supermarket, there’s something we all enjoy about dining outside.
Sometimes the better weather (and I use that termly loosely if you’re from the UK as our weather is pretty temperamental isn’t it?) can mean dining out more often in restaurants and whilst that’s great, it’s not so kind on the bank balance. So, cancel that dinner reservation and pop to the supermarket to find something different to cook for the family or friends.
I’m fond of the impromptu BBQs and sitting with a drink outside in the lighter evenings but sometimes it’s good to plan ahead, even just a few days so you can stock up on some essentials before there’s arguments over who gets the last pack of burgers.
I’ve been trying MOR sausages, exclusively in Tesco stores with a range of unique flavours including vegetables, herbs and spices; these are great to add something different to a salad, bangers and mash or a casserole. The Mediterranean Chicken with Sundried Tomato and Basil Chipolatas are the lightest in the range with 4% fat and 1% sugar per serving. We’ve taste tested them and they’re really good; great with spicy rice and jacket potatoes. The Moroccan Spiced Pork, Cauliflower and Chickpea sausages have a warmth to them and a really unique flavour which again compliments spicy rice or couscous.
For lunch with a difference when you haven’t got time to whip up something the night before, My Healthy Kitchen (myhk as you’ll see on the packaging) offer a great range of ready meals all under 500 calories with at least 1 of your 5 a day. Moroccan Prawn is my favourite though I’m keen to try out Chicken Paella too. myhk can be found in Waitrose or ordered from Ocado, just make sure you clearly label your lunch in the office fridge; it’s likely to be way more appealing than someone’s ham sandwiches.
Do you often dine outdoors in the summer?
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