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What do you think of when I say: healthy work lunch?
I’ve got 10 fabulously healthy and delicious lunches to brighten up your day and if consumed as part of a healthy, balanced day—these lunches are all weight loss-friendly! Get to it!
Make these little guys in advance and then just grab and go. They’re a fab low carbohydrate option (if that works for you) and delicious with a green salad and basic vinaigrette.
Tuna Pasta Salad
This little combo is a filling, vegetable-rich meal that takes less than 10 minutes to make. You can also make a big batch and eat it over 2-3 days. Recipe.
Due to unnecessary bread hating, sandwiches get forgotten. Not to mention what years of cheese and vegemite through primary school can do to a person. Actually, my school sandwich experience was devon and sauce. Who’s with me?
Anyway, to revive the sandwich and ensure that they’re packed full of nutrition, I’ve put together five winning sandwich combos. My personal favourite has halloumi in it. Yes, it does.
Rice cakes, vita wheats, cruskits – crackers can be a great option, but you’ve got to top them with nutritious whole foods to boost the goodness. Check out these cracker topping combos for heaps of easy ideas for work lunches and snacks.
Spinach & Pumpkin Muffins
These little babies are super easy to make and if you eat 2-3 of them plus a big green salad, you’ve got a tasty, easy lunch that you can grab and go. Recipe.
Make up a batch of this, divide into containers and bring to work with some rye bread or crusty sourdough. You won’t regret it. It’ll be an amazing, warming, comfort food lunch packed full of nutrition!
Plus, when you put kale in food it makes you feel healthier (*jokes*). Recipe here.
Feta and Grilled Vegetable Pasta
I love pasta. And you can too. If you’re worried about your weight, the key to eating pasta and not overdoing it is packing your meal full of vegetables.
That way you’re filling up on roughage (fibre from the vegetables) rather than feeling stuffed from a stomach full of carbohydrate.
If you still don’t believe me, follow this recipe and give it a try. It’s tasty comfort food and I know you’re going to love it. Follow the portions in the recipe, divide it into four containers. Easy peasy.
Curry in a Hurry
Ok, so you didn’t bring yourself any lunch today. Bugger. Or you’re like me and you prepared your lunch only to leave it at home. And you do it, like, every single day of your life (ohhh so much struggle with my silly absent-minded brain).
Anyway, sometimes you don’t have lunch, but you do have access to a supermarket. What do you get? Here are some ideas:
Grab a BBQ chicken, a small tub of tabouli and some hummus
It’s a delicious, healthy meal rich in fibre, healthy carbs and protein. Also, you’ll have enough left over to eat it for tomorrow’s lunch! Bonus! Or it’s a great meal to share with some workmates.
Grab a packet of whole grain (high fibre) wraps
Head to the deli and get a handful of shaved roast beef or ham off the bone. Then head into the vegetable section and get a bag of baby spinach and an avocado. Lunch done.