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Healthy lunch ideas for the working day

Food & drink Wellness/Health

Now that we are working from home we can prepare fresh food for ourselves. It just requires meal prepping and having groceries. Eating too many carbs for lunch can make you sleep so it is better to have a light meal and not overeat. We have the best healthy lunch ideas for you.

I like having protein with a side of vegetables for my lunch. You can cook them both together. These dishes can be made within 15 minutes and are healthy. You can eat and cook during your lunch break. You don’t have to have a boring old salad to stay healthy. 

Healthy lunch ideas:

Grilled fish

Buy either Haddock of Tilapia squeeze lemon, put some salt, pepper, and parsley. Then grill for 4 minutes on each side and there you have it your lunch is prepared. This is easy and yet so delicious. Fry some tomatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper to go with it. 

For 1 pound of fish you will require parsley 1 teaspoon, half a lemon, black pepper ½ teaspoon and ¾ teaspoon salt *adjust according to taste.

Steak 

Buy some nice fillet mignon meat and then put butter, black pepper and salt. Cook the steak to medium-rare. In the same frying pan after you can cook broccoli and put olive oil, pepper, and salt. 

Ingredients  

  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 kg beef
  • 1/2/tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter

Put the steak on a hot skillet. Cook both sides for 2-3 minutes. Make sure the skillet is hot so it becomes caramelized not grey. Cook till medium rare for best results. 

Nando’s chicken 

You just need boneless chicken, Nandos sauce, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Fry in  your pan. It is quite delicious and can be had with the side of sweet potato. Boil the sweet potato.

Burrito bowl

Have your side of protein and then have romaine lettuce, guacamole, red peppers, salsa, and corn. Add other vegetables you like and you can have a naked bowl. Check out our blog on burrito bowls for more details. 

Tarragon chicken 

 Slice the chicken into thin steak pieces 1 pound chicken 

  •  2 tbsp yogurt 
  • 1tsp flat salt
  • ¾ tsp tarragon
  • ¾ tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  •  1 flat tsp garlic powder

Heat 1tbsp butter on the frying pan and then cook the chicken. 

Cook this with a side of asparagus. Asparagus just needs to be cooked in olive oil, salt and pepper.

Wrap Up

Healthy lunch ideas for all the working days of the week. The hardest part of cooking is deciding what to make so this can be your menu for the week. I switch it up a little but I keep the concept the same portion with the side of vegetable.

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