For this lunchbox I set myself a very simple task, make a lunchbox as sweet as Amy herself! My first thought was to just dump in a 1kg bag of sugar and call it a day, certain to elicit plenty of ‘awws’ – what a gesture! I mean it’s a great idea, I admit, but I feel that, returning home from work having had to endure a day with just a plain box of sugar for her lunch – she might actually be feeling a bit more sour than sweet towards me that day. Gestures man! They always seem like such a good idea at the time. No, Amy is discerning, and needed something a little more subtle. A sweet lunch box sure, but a balanced one that brings all the fresh flavors out and leaves you full all day. Can such a lunch box be made..?
And so we have the flowery coconut yoghurt bowl! I am certain there is a catchier name for this, but it remains delicious so there’s no point trying to think of something better. It’s really a tour de force of berries, mango, figs, muesli and flowers. And yes, you read that right, the flowers actually contribute to the flavour! If you’ve got access to edible marigolds (double check, not all types are edible or necessarily palatable), in they go. They give it an interesting peppery tang which should elevate this up from standard breakfast to dream bowl – tear the leaves up and sprinkle them over it to get the flavour going throughout the whole lunch box).
By pairing it up with a hearty and fresh chickpea salad and some brown rice you should have a very filling, nutritious lunch box on your hands. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
- Coconut yoghurt, muesli, mango, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, fig, toasted coconut, pomegranate, rose petals, edible marigold
- Chickpeas, red capsicum, mixed leaves
- Brown rice, cucumber