Healthy Home Workers Pumpkin Meal

Now ... let's make a Pumpkin Pilaf With Greek Yogurt. That name alone is enough to get your tastebuds going, and it only takes 30 minutes from the first chop of the onions to the first delicious bite hitting your home working tummy!

We all know how important it is to look after yourself with a healthy eating plan, so here's a great idea for a nutritious and filling lunch to get you fighting fit for an afternoon of great business planning!

This pumpkin pilaf with Greek yoghurt looks, smells and tastes great, and it's packed full of vitamins and goodness. Radishes are delightfully low in calories, and they have the added extra benefit of being a low GI food, so they not only fill you up but also provide you with slow release energy.

Make your pumpkin pilaf salad for a home working lunch or dinner. And try different options, such as left over sausage, strips of beef, grilled chicken.

That should keep you going until ooh, at least your afternoon coffee break time!

Make your pumpkin pilaf salad for a home working lunch or dinner

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of butter
1 chopped onion 
3 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
1 tablespoon of fennel seeds
1 teaspoon of black onion seeds
400g of basmati rice
400g of pumpkin, diced
800ml of chicken stock (hot)
Salt and pepper

100ml of Greek yogurt
100g of radishes, sliced
100g of roasted almonds, crushed
A small bunch of mint, chopped
A small bunch of coriander, chopped
1 chilli, chopped


Get yourself a big saucepan and make sure the lid fits on tightly. 

Saute your garlic, fennel, black onion seeds and cumin for around 3 minutes. Give it a stir every now and again. When the onions turn translucent, it's ready.

Pop in the rice, keep stirring it and cook for 2 more minutes. The rice will turn translucent as well.

Throw in the diced pumpkin, and carefully pour in the stock. Get it boiling, and then turn the heat back down.

Add salt and pepper to taste, then put the saucepan lid on and let it simmer for 10 minutes. When the stock has been absorbed you need to take it off the heat, but leave it alone with the lid on for 5 minutes to finish cooking.

Now give it a stir and serve it up! Put a couple of spoonfuls on Greek yoghurt on the top, and decorate with the radishes, almonds, mint, chili and coriander

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Fancy a healthy nibble whilst at your home office desk? Try our yummy apple crisps snack!

Want a hand to make sure your home working body is getting all the nutrients it needs? Use our home working meal planning guide.

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