Food to grab on the go -for a trip to the beach

I thought I'd share what we did today , it's going cold which makes people want to stay indoors snuggled up , but I have the opposite opinion ! 

Last night before bed, I checked the weather and noticed it was going to be nice , great autumn weather is one of my favourite things - simple things are the best in my world.  

Before falling asleep I was wracking my brains of what to take for a picnic as everything we had in was time consuming or fresh veg for a cooked dinner- one can't really eat a cold roast on the go really. 

6 different veg , chopped & grilled in coconut oil & mixed with 2 different types of Cous Cous . (Recipe Below)

I just put everything in a bag & go these days , making sure we have enough reusable plates. 

( Seth always puts his fingers over the lenses!)

I think the most important thing when heading out for the day is to make sure you have enough snacky bits for the boys. We always have Nakd Bars and Nakd Raisins in the glove box, along with bottles of Evian water in the boot, and sometimes rice cakes.

I'm not a big snacker anymore, but i do enjoy Nakd bars! They are addictive. For lunch on the go however we normally take salad with a side of protein, but yesterday I decided to do cous cous and houmous with roasted veg.

Easy as an be Cous Cous:

Heat 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a pan. 
Chop : 2 bell peppers, 2 onions, 1/2 a aubergine , 1/4 of a butternut squash, 2 courgettes , 2 carrots and add salt & pepper to taste.

Stir into the hot oil.

While the veg is simmering, measure 2 cups of plain cous cous (should be enough to feed 2-3 people)

Add 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 tsp sweet chilli powder, 1/4tsp cumin, 1/4 tomato powder , 1/4 corriander to a bowl and add dry cous cous. 

Cover with boiling water and then put a plate over the top. Leave for 5 mins.

Stir the veg and make sure it's golden all over, then uncover the cous cous and mix in together.


  1. Looks like you had a lovely day out! I adore Nakd bars,especially the new crunchy ones!

    1. Hey! I've not tried the nakd bars with crunchy bits as they have soya , and were allergic :( I bet they're nice though ! My fiancée Pauly has the trek bars ( soya!) and he loves them !

      Have you tried 9 Bars?

  2. You look like your having a great time !!! Marcia . X

    1. Thanks marcia , we did have a lovely time, it was great to get out in the sunshine! Thanks for reading , Laura x x

  3. Great photos , I love Cous Cous too. Have you tried stuffing a narrow / squash with it ? Dalphine

    1. Yes I have , it's a great quick meal ! Thanks for reading , Laura x

  4. Oh wow, that a great place, and I thought Brighton had it all, those sand dunes look too much fun! Are you near to dover as it looks like a place with cable cars I visited as a kid.

  5. Girl.with.a.heart.made.of.cheese12 October 2013 at 01:18

    Wow!!!!!!! I want to go too ! Where was this ?

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