There is nothing more nourishing than giving our body real living nutrients. Fresh fruits and veggies to energize and nourish us, especially for working people. Making our lunch from scratch is such a loving choice, no matter what diet or food philosophy one adheres to. Despite what you may think, eating a healthy, delicious lunch every day doesn’t mean you have to devote your entire Sunday to meal prep. Keep reading for quick lunch recipes you can make in a matter of minutes. Let’s check these out!
This easy lunch idea has all about combining interesting ingredients. The unique combination of sweet and savory totally hits the spot. Spread bread with cream cheese (or use homemade labneh), then top with crunchy walnuts and juicy pear slices. Add some sprouts or microgreens for a little texture: and maybe even a drizzle of honey? Lunch in a flash!
Another favorite idea to accessorize with a healthy lunch? This healthy Greek yogurt ranch dip tastes just like the dip you can make with a packet of artificial seasonings, but it’s made with all whole food ingredients. That’s right: just plain Greek yogurt, shallot, garlic powder, and dill. It comes together into the perfect dip for carrots and bell pepper strips!
Avocado toast is standard healthy lunch fare, but for good reason: it’s a genius way to eat an easy, filling meal! The only prep time involved is making toast and smashing on an avocado. Top with sea salt and then whatever your heart desires. Here we showed it with a turmeric poached egg, but that’s a little messy for the office. Try a hard-boiled egg instead if you’re eating a desk lunch! For a fun element, top with sliced green onions and Everything Bagel Seasoning.
Stuffed dates are the perfect “side” for a healthy lunch, and they need no cooking at all! They’re incredibly easy to make, and the flavor of this simple pairing is outrageous. Pair the sweet caramel chewiness of Medjool dates with tangy, fluffy goat cheese, and the sweet-savory combo is out of this world. For plant-based, use any nut butter (like our homemade nut butter!).
This tasty Mexican pinwheel recipe is all about making a healthy lunch as fast as possible! Here you’ll spread a spinach tortilla with hummus, then top with seasoned bell peppers, black beans, and spinach. Throw in a little shredded cheese, then roll them up. They look beautiful and are tasty bites of goodness. Another variation: Hummus and Veggie Roll-Ups.
Here’s another healthy lunch idea you might not have considered: a tofu scramble! This easy tofu scramble has the same texture as scrambled eggs, but it’s 100% plant-based. It actually saves very well as leftovers, and even tastes good cold. It’s amazing how savory it tastes: and it’s full of plant-based protein. If you’d like, add the veggie saute: or just serve with sliced raw bell peppers!
Not only will you fill up on the good stuff, but those easy-to-prep recipes are seriously affordable, which means you’ll have more money to spend when the weekend rolls around. Continue your day with a healthy lunch recipe!