Tomato Bocconcini Salad Recipe

A Quick, Easy And Healthy Lunch Box Idea

Running out of ideas for the lunchbox? Try this simple & healthy tomato-bocconcini salad, ready in 5 minutes.

  3 or more mini-bocconcini sliced
  1 plum tomato sliced
  1 splash of extra-virgin olive oil
  1 bouquet of basil
  1 Lebanese cucumber sliced sideways

Complete with a piece of whole wheat bread cut in triangles and an apple.

Tip: Tell your children that basil is good for them, they will understand and like to know that it is a calming herb. It can help when they are emotionally stressed or worried. Like the first days of school for example...

My Personal Story With Basil: My daughter Dahlia loves going to bed with a bouquet of basil, it helps her fall asleep. Every night, she comes to the kitchen and picks a few leaves from the plant before she goes to her room. Try giving some to your kids when they can’t find sleep. I promise you they will ask for more...

For Mummies: Basil is relaxing for mummy as well. Try this ‘One thousand and one nights’ before going to bed: add a bunch of basil and an orange zest to a cup of hot water. Let it sit for 5 minutes and drink slowly and peaceful.

Watch Natalie make the Tomato Bocconcini Salad here

Throughout the 90's, Natalie Richard was famous for being the energetic VJ on MuchMusic and on FrenchKiss. Today she’s a mother who’s committed to her family’s health and nutrition.

When she realized moms think they do not have time to cook for their kids, she decided to write a cookbook for busy parents with very hungry kids. Her mission: convince rushed parents that it is possible to cook a healthy meal in 30-minutes or less.

NOW, Natalie joins Yummy Mummy TV to offer you the best of her recipes, all child approved by her daughter Dahlia and her friends.

On top of being a mom, Natalie is a family herbalist, a certified yoga teacher, she completed one year of naturopathic studies and gratuated as a health coach from from IIN (Ins.titute For Integrative Nutrition, New York). She is now a successful sommelier, travel & food writer, she published 2 cookbooks and writes a weekly Gourmet Blog on Huffington Post/Quebec and her own website