Everyone knows the early morning rush, and nobody enjoys it. We all just want a quick and easy lunch that we can throw together, but we want it to be a treat for our taste buds so we can make it through the day. Here are some super easy; we think you’ll enjoy your lunch breaks. Not only are they mega healthy, but they will also save you some money instead of getting take-out!
Buddha bowls are a healthy and nutritious bowl filled with grains, lots of colorful veg and can be topped with your favorite sauce (we like peanut sauce – it’s incredible.) They are often made with raw veggies, beans, grains, and/ or rice. They are full of vitamins and nutrients that are sure to help you through a tough workday. They have even been proven to aid weight loss and general health.
Tuna Salad Meal Prep
This lunchbox is a sure winner for a healthy lunch alternative. Filled with tuna, egg, almonds, cucumber, and apples, you’re getting all the nutrition that you need. It is jam-packed (not literally) with protein, so it will keep you awake for the last stretch of your day.
Lo Mein Meal Prep
This recipe is guaranteed to save time and money, while also not being fattening, but filling. When made with whole wheat spaghetti, it is a healthier alternative to a lot of other pasta-based lunches. It is full of tasty veg and bursting with flavors; you will never get bored of.
Brussel sprout salad
Yes, we are serious, this is a thing. Brussels sprouts are the perfect alternative for your green-based salad. Many stores now sell brussels pre-chopped, so you don’t even have to worry about the hard work beforehand. Pop them in a bowl and mix them with apples, pecans, or whatever you fancy for a perfectly balanced work lunch.
Apple Sandwiches With Almond Butter and Granola
If you’re more attached to your sandwiches, fear not. Apples and peanut butter are a fairly common snack- right? Now try putting them in a sandwich. Trust us, it’s amazing. It is the perfect lunch for someone who has a bit of a sweet tooth but isn’t wanting to stuff their faces with chocolate. At least, not at work when everyone can see them…
Sweet Potato, Chickpea, and Quinoa Veggie Burger
This one probably takes the longest to prepare, but if you make a load, you can just freeze them for later! Once you have made a few, you can just compliment them with your favorite burger, bun, and sauces to have a healthy burger for lunch. It’ll almost be like you’ve ordered a take out!
Watermelon, Tomato, and Cheese Salad
As a whacky alternative to your traditional salad, why not mix it up by adding some juicy watermelon too? We are sure that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the combination of melon and cheese, we know we were. It is the perfect salad for hot summer lunches at work because it’s both refreshing and healthy!
We have given you just a handful of recipes to try out. They will really get you excited for lunch, even if work does get a little tedious sometimes. Remember, try to avoid packing your lunch in plastic – we hate the stuff. Instead, get your hands on a cute lunchbox, or some reusable containers. That way, not only are you eating better; you’re living better too.