Aside from breakfast, you also need to ensure that you are eating healthy food items for lunch. So as you start the week, come up with a list of simple and nutritious meals that you can prepare before you head to work. This way, you’ll get to avoid resorting to take-out meals from fast-food chains.
Here are 7 healthy lunches for you to pack this week:
Chicken Salad With Japanese Hibachi Dressing
In a small bowl, make the dressing by whisking some mayonnaise, tamari or soy sauce, vinegar, oil, as well as ginger and garlic. In a mason jar or lunch box, put some chicken, kale, carrots, cabbage, bell pepper. Add the dressing and mix well. Top with pepitas.
Zucchini Noodles With Quick Turkey Bolognese
Using a large skillet, heat oil before adding the onions. Cook until they get soft and add some garlic and Italian seasoning. Next, put the turkey and mushrooms and a little bit of salt. Once cooked, add the tomatoes and stir occasionally until the sauce thickens. Stir in basil or parsley.
Put the sauce over the zucchini noodles and top with grated cheese.
Shrimp Cobb Salad
Shrimp Cobb salad is a quick and hearty meal that you can definitely enjoy for lunch at work. You just have to combine cooked peeled shrimps with hard-boiled eggs, lettuce, tomatoes, and the dressing of your choice in a bowl. Take a portion and put it in your lunch box. As easy as that!
Salmon is one of the healthiest types of fish that you can include in your daily meals. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can provide you with a number of health benefits.
For this recipe, combine yogurt, lime juice, mayonnaise, mustard, celery, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well before adding the salmon. Mix once again.
Cut avocados lengthwise and remove pits. Scoop about one tablespoon of flesh from each half and put it in a bowl. Mash and add it to the salmon mixture. Finally, fill each half with the mixture and garnish with chives.
Chicken Satay Bowls With Spicy Peanut Sauce
Do you love Asian food? Chicken Satay is a famous Thai recipe that you and your workmates will surely love.
Start by preparing the chicken. Combine lime juice, oil, soy sauce, fish sauce and red bell pepper in a small bowl. Use the mixture to marinate the chicken and refrigerate for about 15 to 20 minutes.
For the sauce, combine peanut butter with coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, red pepper, and brown sugar.
Proceed with grilling the marinated chicken and slice when done.
In a container with lid, put some cabbage, bell pepper, carrots, and green onion. Put the sliced chicken on top and pour the sauce over.
Tomato Soup With Beans and Greens
In a medium saucepan, heat the soup as per instructions.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, add kale and cook for about two minutes. Stir in crushed red pepper and garlic. Add the greens and beans into the soup and let it simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Serve with parmesan cheese.
Falafel Bowls With Tahini Sauce
This one here is a Mediterranean-inspired dish that you can prepare in just 20 minutes.
Following the packaging instructions, prepare the falafels, and set aside to let it cool down.
In a small saucepan, add some water and bring it to boil. Add couscous and leave it for about five minutes to allow it to absorb the water. You can then prepare the green beans and Tahini sauce.
Take your lunch box and arrange the green beans, couscous, and falafel. You can add some olives and feta too. Dress with Tahini sauce.