More often than not, people have a quick breakfast, go to work and just grab any meal available on their lunch break. This can result in eating a meal that is readily available though extremely unhealthy or even something which they don't end up enjoying. But why fall into that trap when there are plenty of easy, healthy options which are also very easy to prepare. In this article, we've made a list of some healthy and tasty options which you can also prepare in a jiffy. Healthy foods sometimes get a bad reputation for being bland and tasteless but as you will see, that doesn't have to be the case. Read on and start reviving your lunch experience while living healthier!
Let's start with this delicious salad which is not only yummy but would allow you to enjoy different textures as you are eating. All you would need to do is combine a cup of kale, a quarter cup of each of boiled kidney beans, black beans, and white beans. Then add in a quarter cup of chopped avocado then squeeze some lemon for acidity. The fiber from the beans, the vitamins in the kale and the good fats and protein in the avocado makes this salad filling and oh-so-healthy.
Everyone loves a grilled cheese sandwich and for a good reason - it's an easy and delicious treat which can be enjoyed as a lunchtime meal. To make a healthier version of it, you can use two slices of whole wheat bread, some chicken breast slices, a slice of Swiss cheese and a couple of tomato slices plus a lettuce leaf for the veggies. To add the flavor, you can spread on about two teaspoons of low-fat mayonnaise. All these would give you a delicious meal which would also be healthier than the more traditional grilled cheese sandwich.
If you prefer something fruitier, you can go with this goat cheese and berries salad which is very simple and easy to make. For the base of your salad, you can use any greens you prefer - spinach, lettuce or arugula, any would work well. Then toss in some blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries for your sweet element. Add in some goat cheese cubes. Add for more flavors; you can also add some tomatoes and pecans (or any nuts). This salad has salty and sweet elements which complement each other perfectly and would fill you up enough to get you through the rest of the afternoon.
This delicious wrap contains a lot of ingredients which are bursting with flavors, and you can make a couple of these wraps for your family too! For this lunch treat, you will need a whole wheat wrap. Then, add 6 oz. can of tuna and a quarter cup of nonfat Greek yogurt then squeeze some lemon juice on it. For the vegetables, add in half a stalk of celery, three slices of roasted red peppers and about a handful of baby spinach - these would give the crunch to your wrap.
Don't want any meat in your meal? Then you can go ahead and try this tasty and filling sandwich. Start with an English muffin and slice it in half to be able to place the other ingredients in the middle. Lay the bottom half down and add a big fried egg, a quarter of avocado which has been sliced and two tomato slices. Then drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil to add more flavor. Voila! A hearty and healthy lunch treat!
This healthy lunch idea is a fiber filled kind of salad with a lot of different ingredients. Start with about a cup of spinach then slice up a cooked sweet potato in it. Next, slice about four shiitake mushrooms and place it in with the spinach and sweet potato. Also, add in 2 tomato slices and about a quarter cup of feta cheese. For the dressing, you can combine one tablespoon of olive oil and the same amount of Dijon mustard. Lastly, squeeze in some lemon juice. This makes for a colorful salad bursting with flavor.
This easy to make a sandwich is delicious and would only amount to very few calories despite it being quite filling. Take two slices of whole wheat bread and spread on some horseradish and garlic for flavor. Then lay down some cucumber slices, sliced according to how thick you want them to be. Finally, lay down some cooked turkey slices, depending on how much you'd like and place the other slice of bread on top. Simple, tasty and so healthy! All you'd need to do is place this into a brown bag, and you're good to go.
If you're a fan of mozzarella cheese, this salad would be the best choice for you. This simple salad is quite similar to an Italian Caprese salad and is delectably healthy. Start with greens of your choice to add bulk to your salad. Then chop up some mozzarella cheese into cubes and add to it. You may slice up some tomatoes and toss it in with greens and cheese to complete your salad. Finally, add your choice of dressing to the salad and enjoy!
This particular salad is a great option because it's a low-fat source of protein and it's very easy to make. For this sandwich, use an English muffin for your bread. Top it with about a quarter cup of lowfat cottage cheese, two tomato slices and about a quarter of sliced avocado. To add flavor, spread a tablespoon of spicy brown mustard and add a tablespoon of chopped chives. Include a leaf of lettuce for crunch and sprinkle some garlic powder for an extra zing.
For a spicier option, you can go for this unique salad. Start with greens of your choice and toss it with a few delicious ingredients. You can mix in some cubed avocado pieces, sections of grapefruit, sliced onions, cooked beets and some shelled pistachios for crunch. Then you can add in some canned salmon (fresh salmon which has been cooked would work also) and add in some chili flakes to add some spice to your salad.
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