5 Quick, simple & healthy lunch recipes

Why should we pack our own lunch?

  • To eat healthier and feel better.
  • To save money.
  • To reduce our ecological footprint on the environment.
  • To save time.
  • To decrease waste at home by using leftovers.
  • To inspire others to do the same.

Please join me for this live recording (12 mins) where I offer suggestions on how to make lunch packing easier and what constitutes a healthy lunch.

Or for a brief outline including 5 quick, simple, healthy lunch recipes, read on…

What makes a healthy lunch?

My definition of a “Healthy lunch” is one that includes a variety of nutrient-rich foods that provide essential vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients while limiting excessive intake of added sugars, unhealthy fats, and calories.

As a general rule, our SBF Challenge fuel plans follow these guidelines:

  • Approx. 400 calories (members will add more if exercising).
  • Less than 10g sugar (unless there is natural fruit in the recipe).
  • At least 20g protein.

(However it’s important to note that macronutrients should be considered over a 24hr period and not just one meal).

How to make preparing lunch easier:

  • Use leftovers – Make double serves for dinner and use the next day or freeze.
  • Use packet salads and frozen veg single serve packets.
  • Have a “salad box” in the fridge so you don’t have to search around for all your ingredients.
  • Bulk prepare lunches 3 days in advance.
  • Place paper towels in the bottom of containers to keep salads fresher for longer.
  • Have a set time when you pack your lunch each day.
  • Make it as enjoyable as possible eg. listen to a podcast, watch your favourite show, ring a friend etc.
  • Invest in quality containers.
  • Have a favourites folder of all your recipes.
  • Use your slow cooker – soups, meats, stews, casseroles

*Please check the serving suggestions for each of these recipes.

1: Classic lunch salad

View the full recipe.

2: Sweet potato crusted quiche

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3: Corn thins with smashed avo & turkey

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4: Picnic Slice

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5: Corn and zucchini fritters

View the full recipe.

If you’d like more Quick, Simple & Healthy recipes:

Margot: “I can’t believe how easy the recipes are to make and still taste so good. That is usually the hardest part for me and you’ve made it so simple! “

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