Sandwiches get old fast, and with the holidays rolling around we thought you’d like to try some new, healthy lunch ideas. Here are five quick recipes that are both delicious and low-calorie. From smoked salmon to stuffed avocados, these meals will have you looking forward to lunch all morning.
Five Healthy Lunch Ideas For Work
1. Salad-Stuffed Avocados
This low-calorie lunch is fiber enriched and promotes healthy digestion. It won’t take you more than five minutes to whip up these stuffed avocados! All you need are some cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, radishes, a garnish like crumbled cotija cheese and of course, an avocado. Get the full recipe here.
2. Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch
Spruce up a simple lettuce and tomato salad with this cilantro lime ranch. The homemade recipe includes Greek yogurt, which is a great source of probiotics. Time saving tips for this healthy lunch box - whip up the dressing the night before and make enough to fill a whole jar, so you’ll be set for a few days. Don’t forget to add a tasty raspberry side for dessert!
3. Kale & Quinoa Bowl
Combining these two superfoods into one deliciously healthy lunch bowl is pure genius. Your body will thank you for the high-quality protein in quinoa and for kale’s boost of fiber. You’ll have to make this go-to recipe the night before work, as it will take you about 20 minutes. We can promise you though, it will be worth every second! You can find the complete recipe here.
4. Smoked Salmon & Eggs
This meal is perfect for when you have a little leftover salmon from last night’s dinner. Simply chop up a fillet, hard boil an egg, and toss it all on a bed of the leafy greens of your choice. Both salmon and eggs are full of protein, so this lunch meal will keep you full and energized throughout the rest of your work day. See more here.
5. Avocado Chicken Pita
This lunch from Family Fresh Meals is so delicious, you’ll question its health factor. Shred up some leftover chicken, avocado, and cilantro, and blend it all together with a mayo-Greek yogurt mixture. Stuff into half of a pita and enjoy with a side of fruit. You can even treat yourself to a small square of dark chocolate for dessert for an added boost of antioxidants!
We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes at work. Each of these meals is an excellent alternative to your usual Subway-run! You can also use these five healthy lunch ideas to meal plan Monday through Friday, for a whole week’s worth of lunchtime bliss.