Do you work in an office and all you have in your staff kitchen is a microwave and sandwich press, but some days you feel like something a little fancier than a humble sandwich?

Fear not! Here are 7 things you can make in a sandwich press that will spice up your lunch.

Plus they are full of veggie goodness too!

1- quesadilla

A Foost favourite! You can use either two pieces of mountain bread, a wrap or some tortillas. Use any fillings you like (veggies, spicy beans, baked beans and/or cheese) and toast in the sandwich press until crispy.

2- Japanese pancake (okonomiyaki)

It’s easier to cook than to pronounce! To cook this veggie-packed pancake in a sandwich press, heat a teaspoon of oil in the center, add a large spoonful of pancake mix and close the press until golden brown (approximately 5 minutes).

3- pita chips to eat with soup

A tasty and interesting side to have with your tinned or leftover soup. To make pita chips, lightly brush pita bread or mountain bread with olive oil and crisp up in the sandwich press. For something extra special, season bread with sesame seeds or dukkah.

4- halloumi for your salad

This sandwich press hack will get everyone in the office crowding around the staff kitchen. Simply press two to three strips of halloumi in the sandwich press until golden brown and add to the top of a simple salad!

5- fried egg + mushrooms

A delicious brunch-style meal you can make in 5 minutes! To fry an egg, heat up the sandwich press and place a teaspoon of oil in the center. Crack an egg, keeping the sandwich press open. While egg cooks, add some thinly sliced mushrooms to sandwich press to fry. Serve on a piece of wholemeal toast.

6- veggie chips

Feel like adding some cooked veggies to your lunch but don’t have an oven in the office? Never fear, veggies chips are here! Thinly slice rounds of veggies like zucchini, carrot, capsicum, and sweet potato. Place a teaspoon of oil in the centre of the sandwich press, add veggies and close press for approximately 4-6 minutes until veggies are grilled (timing will depend on thinness and type of veggie).

7 – sweet potato toast

If you haven’t heard of sweet potato toast, it is when you slice raw sweet potato lengthways, cook until softened, and top like you would a piece of toast! It’s easy, delicious snack or meal option with limitless potential. You can serve it sweet (think banana, honey, peanut butter) or savoury (mashed avocado, tomato, cheese etc).

Happy colourful eating!