5 Healthy Lunchbox Recipes for Women On The Go
Tired of the same old shop bought sandwich every day at work? You’re not alone! Many people opt for a shop bought lunch because it’s more convenient than preparing a meal each morning. However, the truth is that this is doing nothing for your health, some meal deals in supermarkets have been found out to contain up to 30 teaspoons of sugar! Taking time to prepare some meals will ensure you have a healthy, tasty lunch every day -no more lunch envy!
Below are 5 simple, healthy recipes for on the go!
1. Wild Rice, Cauliflower and Kale salad by womens health
Cauliflower provides high levels of Vitamin C and K, improves digestion, helps hormone balance and can aid weight loss, making this a lunch packed with goodness!
40g Cooked Wild Rice
70g Chopped Kale
50g Cauliflower florets
50g Cherry Tomatoes
2tbsp Sunflower Seeds
30g Crumbled Blue Cheese
2tsp Olive oil & 1tsp Lemon juice
Cook the rice on a medium-low heat for 30-45 minutes until the rice is soft but not mushy! Top the Rice with Chopped kale, Cauliflower florets and Cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle the Sunflower seeds and Crumbled cheese on top and drizzle the Olive oil and Lemon juice.
2. Chickpea Burgers by Madeleine Shaw
Chickpeas have a high Fiber Content which helps to improve digestion. They are also a great source of plant based protein making them a great alternative to meat!
1 Can of Chickpeas
2 Crushed Garlic Cloves
1 Pinch of Salt
1 tsp of Cumin
4 Spring Onions
4 tbsp of Rolled Oats
Big Pinch of Salt
Coconut Oil for cooking
Heat the coconut in a pan and blend all ingredients in a food processor. Once blended, scoop the mixture into into the frying pan, creating two burger patties. Fry on each side for about 6 minutes or until cooked through, pop in your lunchbox and enjoy!
3. CRISPY TOFU, MUSHROOM & PESTO SANDWICH by deliciously ella
This delicious sandwich is made with Rye bread which has more fibre than whole-wheat. This will keep you fuller for longer, making it the perfect lunch to keep you going through the day!
2 Pieces of Rye bread
2 Chestnut Mushrooms, sliced
½ Creamy Avocado
A Handful of Rocket
A Few slices of Tofu
1 Tablespoon of Basil Pesto
1 Tablespoon of Hummus
Salt and Pepper
A Pinch of Chilli Flakes
2 Teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Teaspoons of Tamari
Fry the tofu for about 5 minutes on each side. drizzle over the Tamari and Apple cider vinegar while it cooks. When the tofu is golden and crispy, remove from the pan and add the mushrooms, cooking for 5-6 minutes.
Toast your two slices of bread, spread a thick layer of hummus and pesto over one piece of toast. Sprinkle over Rocket, then lay down the Tofu, Avocado and Mushroom slices. Sprinkle with Salt and pepper and enjoy!
4. Gut Loving Pot Noodle by Simplee aloe
This super quick and easy recipe is packed with Veggies to keep you glowing throughout the working day! It also contains Miso paste which is full of good bacteria, making it amazing for your gut!
1 Small Garlic Clove
1 tbsp Brown Rice
3 Asparagus tips, chopped
1 Pak Choi bulb, chopped
1 Portion Rice Noodles
Handful of Spinach
Handful of cooked Prawns
Grab a jar and add the Noodles, Spinach, Asparagus Tips, prawns, Pak Choi, Ginger, Garlic and Miso paste. Close the lid and take to work! When lunch time comes, top up with boiling and leave for 5 minutes, then tuck in!
5. Quinoa and Avocado Salad by simply quinoa
Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat, containing almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Paired with all the vitamins contained in Avocado, this recipe makes a perfect easy, nutritious lunch!
2 Cups chopped English Cucumber (seedless is best)
2 Cups chopped Tomatoes
2 Large Avocados, diced
1 Cup sliced Red Onion
2 Cups cooked Quinoa
1/4 Cup chopped Cilantro
Dressing – 2 tbsp of Lemon juice, 1 tbsp of Olive oil and a Pinch of salt
Add the Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato, Onion, Quinoa and Cilantro into a bowl and mix. Add this to your lunch box along side the seeds and humous. Make your dressing in a separate jar so your salad is ready to dress when lunch time comes.
Do you have any healthy lunchbox recipes? We'd love to hear them! Comment below so we can give them a try!