Bored-with-lunchI understand all too well, how difficult it can be to eat healthily on the go. Especially, when you have a busy lifestyle and don’t have much time to prepare lunch. It is also hard to not get stuck in a rut, eating the same thing for lunch, every single day. This article gives healthy easy on the go lunch ideas that can be prepared in 10 minutes or less. They are also inexpensive lunch ideas that can be eaten cold, wherever you are. This should help you save money at work, as you won’t have to eat out as much. The lunch ideas can be teamed with a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit, unsalted nuts or yoghurt. Check out the blog for more lunch ideas!

Stuffed Vegetables

If you are looking to have a filling and tasty lunch when you are pressed for time, then stuffed vegetables are perfect. Stuffing Bell peppers, Salad tomatoes and Avocado are ideal because they can be eaten cold. They also ensure you get at least one of your 5 a day.

Filling ideas

  • Fish & Seafood: Garlic prawns, Tuna, Smoked salmon
  • Cheese: Feta cheese, Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese
  • Carbs: Orzo pasta, Couscous,
  • Meat leftovers: Turkey, Chicken, Pork
  • Diced vegetables: Red peppers, Spring onions, Kalamata Olives, Spinach
  • Toppings & sauces: Breadcrumbs or (soy crumbles), Prepared salsa, Reduced-fat sour cream, Olive oil
  • Minced garlic, Cilantro , Cayenne pepper, Salt, Pepper, Thyme

One to try: Stuffed Avocado with prawns

Stuffed Avocado

Stuffed Avocado

Ingredients: 1 whole medium avocado, ½ cup of prawns, chopped spring onions, 2tbsp of sweetcorn, olive oil, cayenne pepper, fresh parsley & 50g of couscous.

Method:

  1. Half the avocado, take the pit out and scrap out most of the avocado out, leaving a very thin layer to hold up the shell.
  2. In a pan, place about 2 tbsps. of olive oil, the minced garlic and the prawns. Over low heat, cook just until the prawns turn pink.
  3. Pour the prawns with garlic and olive oil, into the bowl with the avocado pieces.
  4. Add chopped parsley, cayenne pepper, sweetcorn, couscous and mix well. Spoon the mixture into the avocado shells, and garnish with additional parsley if needed.

 

Lunch bowl or mason jar

These are creative ways to mix and match healthy ingredients and find new taste sensations. They are quick to prepare and never get boring. mason jar

Filling ideas

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Meat leftovers: Turkey, Chicken, Pork
  • Sweet potato chunks
  • Chickpeas, Kidney beans
  • Diced fruit & vegetables: Roasted red peppers, Kalamata Olives, Spinach, Avocado, Baked plantains, Cherry tomatoes, Chopped cucumber, 2-3tbsp Sweetcorn, Shredded carrot, Handful of Rocket, Lettuce, Orange slices, Apple pieces.
  • Cheese: Feta cheese, Mozzarella balls
  • Chili flakes, 1tbsp cinnamon, honey, lemon, extra virgin olive oil, basil,

One to try: Flavour burst lunch bowllunch bowl

Ingredients: 1 small sweet potato, ½ cup of kidney beans, grilled red bell peppers, feta cheese, Handful of rocket, basil & extra virgin olive oil.

Method:

  1. Turn on the oven to roast to grill the red peppers. This should take 5-7 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile pierce the sweet potato skin 5-6 times and then place on a microwaveable plate and microwave for 5-8 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  3. Add the sweet potato and red peppers once cooled to a container filled with the kidney beans, rocket, feta and extra virgin olive oil.

 

Bread, Nori or Collard leaves with a delicious filling 

Some to try

  • Cheddar, spring onion & beetroot pittaHow-To-Make-Raw-Vegan-Collard-Wraps-11
  • Tuna mayonnaise, sweetcorn & lettuce sandwich
  • Turkey, red onion, tomato & cheese croissant
  • Chickpea wrap (containing red onion, sunflower seeds, celery & guacamole)
  • Falafel with tomato, cucumber, baby spinach and tzatziki (reduced fat) rollnori sandwhich

Tip: When choosing bread, go for wholegrain, whole wheat options. This is because they are a good source of fibre and vitamins & minerals.

 

So there you have it! If you would like a personalized menu plan then click here for more information.

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