Healthy Lunch Ideas That Are Easy to Prepare

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To enjoy healthier living is to bring true happiness to our family, to bring also peace to one another, and most especially control and discipline in eating foods. Here are some tips that will surely help you with healthy lunch ideas:

Healthy lunch ideas for work

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Healthy lunch doesn’t need to be expensive. Just stick with your budget in making your pack lunch for work.

Fill your lunchbox’s full of delicious and nutritious ingredients that will make your meal great and makes you healthier and better.

  • Pasta

Pasta is easy to prepare it could be cold pasta or just heat on the microwave oven. You could also try different flavors of pasta dishes like chicken pasta, salmon pasta, and aubergine pasta.  

  • Exotic Salad

Salads are one of the easiest and quickest lunches. Just put everything on a bowl and mix all the ingredients. You could also experiment by adding different dressings, spices, herbs, seeds, texture with nuts, fish tofu or eggs, protein-rich meat, colorful vegetables, and fruits.

  • Protein Pots

Protein is a vital part of a balanced diet. If you’re searching to add your protein try homemade protein pots and make a perfect lunch, all of this might contain 30g of protein. Indian chicken protein pots, Tuna Nicoise protein pots, and Steak & broccoli protein pots.

Healthy lunch ideas for kids

Kids are very hard to feed. However, here are the tips on how you will handle this kind of scenario and your kids will surely like it.

1. Food on Sticks

On a lunchbox put the beef skewers, think chicken satays, or sausage kebabs. Put it on a stick to make more attractive and fun to look. You could also pack with sliced mango, rice, sliced cucumbers, and yogurt.

2. Quesadillas

This kid’s all-time favorite. It is a combination of avocado, plain cheese and beans or shrimp. You could also pack with pineapple chunks, pumpkin seeds, and guacamole to add flavor on it.

3. Deli Meat Roll-Ups

Chop ham, roasted beef or deli turkey and rolled it and put some cream cheese, cheese sticks or let your kids choose what they want to put. Add cinnamon-sprinkled apple slices, coconut macaroon, whole-wheat pretzel, and celery.

4. Spring Rolls

Rolled-up with large lettuce leaves or paper wrappers to make it fun to eat. Pack them with shrimp, pork, or tofu and try other alternatives. And allow your kids to create their own ideas. You could also pack with Chocolate Square, blueberries, sliced red bell peppers, and cubed meat or cheese.

     5. Quinoa Salad

Just mixed cheese, meats, and vegetables and let your kids dress their quinoa salad in their own way. Also, you could add some baby brownies, pear slices, popcorn, tomatoes or mozzarella. 

Healthy lunch ideas for losing weight

Here is some delicious and low-calories food that will help you with your weight loss goals:

1. Roasted Beef and Horseradish Wrap (300 calories)

Yogurt is a great alternative for mayo-even in light mayonnaise couldn’t compare in saving fat and calories.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 slices lean deli-style roast beef
  • 2 leaves Bibb lettuce
  • 1 tbsp. horseradish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. 2% plain Greek yogurt

Directions:

1. Mix the horseradish and plain Greek yogurt and spread all over the lettuce. Add roasted beef and tomato for toppings and rolled into a wrap. And finally, put raspberries.

2. Tuna Avocado Sandwich (350 calories)

The research shows that an avocado a day makes the doctor away.

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice whole-grain bread
  • Red onion ( 1 slice)
  • 1 piece of butter lettuce
  • 1 thick slice tomato
  • 4 oz white albacore tuna, drained
  • ½ tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 avocado, mashed

Directions:

  1. Mix the avocado and lemon juice then fold in tuna. Pile lettuce, tomato, avocado, and onion then put the mixture on bread or sandwich.

          3. Open-Faced Lox Sandwich (250 calories)

Say cheese!!! As the research shows that the calcium in dairy foods could burn your body fats.

Ingredients:

  • 11/2 tbsp. minced onion
  • 2 tbsp. capers
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • 2 tbsp. part-skim ricotta
  • 1 slice pumpernickel bread

Directions:

       1. Layer all listed above.

Conclusion:

The basic foundation of a successful individual is having good health. Health is wealth. I hope that this article will help you to live a healthy life.

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