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Jamie Oliver On His Lunchtime Revolution

Jamie Oliver on his lunchtime revolution

We've teamed up with Jamie Oliver to start delivering his Super Food Salads direct to your desks at lunchtime. We recently caught up with the man himself to chat about the ideas and inspiration behind his lunchtime revolution, and offer you the chance to win one of five signed copies of his latest cookbook.

"Ever since I was a kid growing up in Essex, I've understood the importance of a good lunch. When I worked in dad's pub, I'd watch all the local farm workers coming in from a hard morning and refuel with a hearty meal. Dad cooked everything from scratch so they knew they were getting something delicious, filling and nutritious, that would set them up for the afternoon ahead.


These days, many of us work in offices at quite a sedentary pace, so we don't always need a lot of food at lunchtime. What we do need is something nutritious and packed with goodness, to give us the energy boost we need for the rest of the day. There's a lot of choice on offer, but as we're so busy many of us grab whatever's close by. More often than not, it's something carb-heavy that leads to the dreaded mid-afternoon slump -  so you reach for an unhealthy snack, and the cycle continues.

I wanted to make it easier to get a better lunch choice, and the inspiration for my Deliveroo meals comes from my Everyday Super Food cookbook. Working with Deliveroo, we're bringing nutritionally balanced lunches to your desk or meeting room, freshly made with top-quality ingredients to keep you going. Each salad is £7.50, and Deliveroo will bring it to your for just £1, within a speedy 15 minutes if you're based in London.  


The salads available include my 'Post-gym super salad', a mix of free-range Norfolk chicken, quinoa, crunchy veg, baby spinach and toasted pumpkin seeds, all tossed in a tasty chilli & lime dressing; a delicious 'Heritage tomato salad' with fresh and slow-roasted tomatoes, whipped buffalo ricotta, herby croutons, pine nuts, wild rocket and crispy capers; and a super-healthy 'Salmon Caesar salad' with hot-smoked salmon, crispy romaine lettuce, red chicory, crunchy croutons, bella lodi cheese, red onion, toasted hazelnuts, and a basil & garlic yoghurt dressing.  

Everything's balanced, so that you won't feel that mid-afternoon dip - your body will thank you for that! All the ingredients are properly sourced too -  so you'll only get sustainable fish and free-range chicken. I hope that the new menus available through Deliveroo will inspire you to shake things up at lunchtime and try something that's both good for you, fresh and really, super tasty."

Fancy winning 1 of 5 copies of Jamie's Everyday Super Foods cookbooks? Just head over to our competition page to be in with a chance!


Jamie Oliver's limited edition lunches are no longer available, but you can order direct from Jamie's Italian to your door on Deliveroo now.

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