I wish I could say I made delicious extravagant meals all the time.. but alas that is not the case. We live in a busy world where time is key and sometimes you need a quick, simple and nutritious lunch to fuel and nourish you. Here are 7 Simple Lunch Ideas.
I’ve had some people ask me what I make for myself for a quick lunch when I am pressed for time but don’t want to buy something. Well this one’s for you guys.
7 Simple Lunch Ideas
These can me made at home or have the ingredients prepared in the morning to take to work to be assemble there.
Directions: Slice the tomato and bake in oven for 10-12 mins. When tomato is almost ready to be removed toast the bread, spread goats cheese (or cottage cheese, cream cheese), top with tomato, season with S&P, chives and a squeeze of lemon.
2. Avocado and Tomato bagel with Ricotta
Directions: Toast your bagel and whilst toasting, slice the tomato & avocado. Once bagel is ready, spread avocado on bagel, top with tomato and ricotta cheese. Season and enjoy!
3. Juicy Tomato and Hummus on toast
Directions: Make hummus (recipe here) or buy hummus, toast the toast, spread a generous amount of hummus and top with tomato and lemon thyme (yum!)
My number one trick: Tomato on everything! These types of meals are personal favorites because they are so simple. I love tomato, but if it’s not for you, you could replace it with cucumber, avocado, capsicum or spinach. Adding a vegetable in there ensures you’re getting the vitamins and nutrients you need to continue on your day.
4. Couscous and Spinach Salad
Couscous is my go to when I need to make a quick salad. It’s quick to cook, versatile, soaks up flavour and I use a wholemeal couscous so it keeps me full until dinner time.
Directions: Cook the couscous as per packet instructions, season with olive oil, salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon ground cumin. Mix with a handful of spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella/ricotta, cucumber and a drizzle of balsamic reduction or other dressing. Enjoy!
5. Oven Roasted Veggie Stack
Veggies are so easy to season and roast in the oven and you can continue working/doing something whilst they are in the oven!
Directions: Season Mushrooms with a sprinkle of ground cumin and rosemary. Place in the oven with the tomato on 180 deg cel for about 12-15 minutes. Once you are happy with them, remove and stack on a bunch of greens. Sprinkle with feta, ricotta or chèvre and enjoy!
6. Easy Baked Eggs with Soldiers
Baked eggs can be very simple to throw together, place in the oven and are a nutritious lunch, brunch or breakfast. This took me 2 minutes of prep and 8 minutes in the oven!
Directions: Use 1/3 tin diced tomatoes drained and place in a baking dish. Make a well in the tomatoes then crack an egg into that well. Repeat with the second egg. Bake in the oven 180deg cel for 8-10 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with chopped spinach and basil, serve with toast soldiers.
7. Oven Baked Fries w/ Herbed Sea Salt
This isn’t the healthiest, but if the mood for hot chips strikes these are baked, not fried and can be made at home instead of buying. A healthier alternatitve to McDonalds!
Recipe for Oven Baked fries here!
I hope there was something that caught your eye for a quick and healthy lunch idea.
What do YOU have for lunch? I always love trying new ideas.
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Have a great day, Bec x