Working from home because of COVID-19 means eating at home, holding meetings at home and sometimes even running your children’s schooling from home

That is a lot of family time and one more family meal than you would usually have.

Between online meetings, printing worksheets and trying to stay healthy, you need to feed your family.
Here’s what to eat during work from home /learn from home lunch breaks without breaking the budget.



Sandwiches are the go-to quick lunch, but there is only so much peanut butter a person can eat. Try these delicious sandwich fillings you can make ahead and keep in your fridge.
Your family can pick and choose their favourites and make delicious and healthy sandwiches without you having to turn on the stove.

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If you really want to get your appliances involved why not serve up some toasted sandwiches with salad?


Easy sandwich filling recipes


Margherita Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches recipe

Roasted Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe


Homemade pastries

If you’re a fan of pie, you’ll know how expensive even garage pies have become.

Enjoy quick and simple to make pastries at home by making leftover pies or turning sausages, viennas and even Sundays leftover chakalaka into delicious hand help pies to bake in the morning and leave out for quick lunches and snacks during breaks.


Boerewors Pastry Rolls recipe


Homemade Spicy Chicken & Tomato Sausage Rolls recipe

Roasted Tomato and Puff Pastry Tartlets recipe

Get those veggies in

A fresh salad is a great way to get all those veggies int your diet. It’s great for your health and doesn’t take up too much of your time.
Make a different mix of veggies and lots of leafy greens every day to keep things interesting.


Turn your leftovers into a light meal by adding shredded chicken, fish or boiled eggs to cooled steamed veggies and leafy greens can make a delicious and healthy salad.


Chicken Teriyaki Salad recipe

Steak & Spring Salad recipe

Roast Vegetable Salad with Grilled Feta recipe

Lamb Steak Salad with Figs and Yoghurt Dill Dressing recipe

Pass the pasta

Pasta is a quick east and filling meal for just about any time of the day. While leftover dinner always makes a great lunch. If you have to cook something from scratch one-pot pasta or a pasta bake is a great meal to have ready and waiting.

Chicken, Broccoli & Pesto Pasta recipe

Veggie Pasta Bake with Meatballs recipe

15 Minute Mac and Cheese recipe