Sometimes, we can’t allocate more than 30 minutes to our lunch making routine, which inevitably leads us to either reach for a readymade store bought meal, or fry up something quick and easy. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during such busy times does not have to be hard; there are so many recipes you can prepare in no time which tick all of the healthy lunch criteria. Here are some of them:
Hydrating Vegetable Salad
Ladies and Gents, this is not your ordinary salad. Get ready to ditch the lettuce and get some refreshing, nutritious and filling ingredients up in your lunch. You’ve got a lot of chopping up to do, but trust us it is worth it. This recipe is definitely at the top of our perfect work friendly summer lunches list. Try it out.
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Chickpea, Avocado and Pesto Sandwich
The name by itself is enough to make us squeal with joy, I mean who wouldn’t when you have a combination of avocado and pesto in one meal? The nutrient filled and heart healthy ingredients are merely an added bonus to this exquisite delight.
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Travelling Noodle Soup Pot
For the food adventurer who would like to try something different which doesn’t take up that much time to prepare, we have found the perfect lunch for you. We suggest you take some to share, everyone will want to have a bite.
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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Here’s a lunch you can make batches of, freeze and treat yourself with once in a while; an easy recipe which is a favourite with many. With a serving size of two halves, its high protein content makes it the perfect lunch to keep you full throughout the rest of your working day until dinner time.
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Garlic Shrimp Stuffed Avocado
This is probably something which you will want to take to work in pieces and assemble during lunchtime, but once you do… boy oh boy are you in for a treat! Given that everything is more or less raw, whipping this up should take you no time, and it is perfect for those who would rather get an extra 30 minutes sleep rather than get up early to prepare lunch.
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Lentil, Sweet potato and Kale Whole Wheat Pockets
While you do not have to make the pocket from scratch yourself, buying pitta pockets from your local supermarket and filling it up with this mouth-watering filling is an easy way to get the most beneficial nutrients out of your meal. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s different- just what you should be looking for in a work lunch.
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Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps
Finding the perfect filling for your wrap can be quite a challenging feat. You need to take into consideration various factors; how long you will be storing it for, if watery ingredients will make it soggy and if you have to heat it in order for it to taste good. We understand the struggle, and so here is your solution.
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Healthy Shrimp Stir-fry
Amazingly simple and bursting with flavour; you will be the envy of the office kitchen. One serving yields over 22 grams of protein, not bad huh? This makes it the perfect meal to eat if you’re trying to recover from a tough workout or even if you’re just looking to increase the amount of protein in your diet.
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Skinny Pizza Wrap
Yes, yes, your eyes are not playing any tricks on you. Pizza, wrap, skinny. Need we say more?
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Rainbow Power Salad
If you have discovered the life-changing invention of the spiraliser just as we have, you will know about the crazy amount of possibilities that have just been opened up to you in the world of healthy lunches. Here’s a great way of taking it to the next step further, and the best thing? The hardest part of this recipe is spiralising the vegetables.
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Quick Veggie Fried Rice
If you do not even have 30 minutes to spare for preparing your lunch, here is something you can do in 10. Tasty, healthy, and deliciously addicting; this dish is sure to fill you up but its amazing flavours will leave you wanting more. Controling yourself from stealing another bite will be a struggle, so best of luck.
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Hummus recipes around the net are abundant and most of them do not compare to anything that you buy from the store, but we promise you that we have found a great competitor. With a recipe so easy that a toddler can follow, don’t just take our word for it, try it yourself.
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