LondonEater threw out a last minute invite for lunch at Sketch today, and I was so tempted to throw on a crazy sexy cool outfit (with my crazier sexier cooler shoes) to chow down at this craziest sexiest coolest pad (or so LondonEater describes) but as I started to mentally undress and dress myself in various outfits, something nagged at the back of my mind. Was I doing something before this? I’m sure I was doing something, and dare I even say something important. OH, right, I was w.o.r.k.i.n.g. Work – the activity that seems to monopolise two-thirds of my waking hours – has just managed to once again monopolise my Friday lunch hour. So I bid my Sketch lunch adieu and instead popped downstairs to EAT, to grab my lunch, takeout please. I is a working girl, afterall. Not that kind of working girl.
I’m not usually a fan of pre-packaged pre-warmed pre-emptively-smiley-cashier joints, but EAT has some fantastic little bites, unlike its completely franchise-mad cousin Pret, which serves up passable spicy falafel wraps, and even that is only decent when I’m already cranky-pants-hungry. So I ducked down to EAT, and for £5.24, managed to grab this healthy little lunch which, don’t be surprised, actually tastes delicious.
The supergreens salad is packed full of, well, super greens including edamame beans, french beans, petit pois, mange tout, sugar snap peas, raddish and spinach, all dressed up with a tasty thai dressing. I love sugar snap peas, I almost wish it was a super-sugar-snap-peas salad instead but I guess the other greens wouldn’t feel all that super if they weren’t at the party, so super greens it is. And for dessert (because lunch also deserves dessert, who I am to discriminate?), I drowned my Friday-lunch-monopolised-by-work sorrows in a summer berry & elderflower jelly. This includes strawberries, blackberries, grapes, raspberries, blueberries and elderflowers – but wait! – when the heck did a grape become a berry?! Whatever, it tastes good.
I also consider this lunch to be healthy because well, the salad is a salad, and a green one no less by virtue of which it should be nothing but healthy. And the jelly? Well it has all those berries in it and berries (including the stowaway the grapes) are definitely healthy!