Easy and Healthy Lunch Recipes Prepared in 30 Minutes or Less

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Packing lunch for work is one way you can avoid overspending. Thanks to buying ingredients you can use to cook various meals, you can start saving up some money. Plus, you can keep track of what you put inside your body. The only downside is that you need to always think about what you want to eat next. Admittedly, that task can sometimes be tiring.


If that is your problem right now, then you are on the right page. We have quick and easy, healthy but yummy lunch ideas you could do in under 30 minutes. Add these recommendations to your lunch menu, and you would indeed feel fuller and revitalized right after.


Idea 1: An Energy-Boosting Meal


If you are not feeling like eating something heavy, this light lunch will ensure you get the energy you need for the rest of the day, and it is super easy to prepare. 


Prep Time: 5 minutes

What You Need: 


  • Slice your apple into bite-sized pieces and place it on one side of your lunch box. You can squeeze in some maple syrup if you want to add more sweetness to them. 
  • On one side, add your favourite mixed nuts. We recommend cashew nuts, almonds, and walnuts for more protein. Then top it off with greek yogurt or coconut yogurt.
  • Add a tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter for more energy-boosting food.
  • Complete the meal with some fresh berries. 

Idea 2: A Meditteranean-Inspired Lunch Box


If you want a healthy yet heavier lunch meal, here is a good recipe for you.


Prep Time: 15 minutes

What You Need: 


  • Cook brown rice and place it on one side of your lunch box. 
  • Prepare your Greek salad by adding the following ingredients: cucumber, cherry tomatoes, green and black olives, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, feta cheese, chickpeas, and fresh parsley. Add a lemon wedge on the side for that added citrusy taste.
  • Finally, complete the meal with red and green grapes. 

Idea 3: A Healthy Vegan Lunch


If you crave a plant-based meal, here is an easy vegan lunch meal to prep. 


Prep Time: 20 minutes

What You Need: 


  • Make your vegan salad by mixing diced and sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, green and black olives, and brown rice. Toss some chickpeas and then shower it with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. 
  • On one side, place bite-sized celery and carrot sticks, and do not forget the Hummus.
  • Finally, add a slice of avocado and a lemon wedge to complete the meal.

Idea 4: Something Italian


If you want to be reminded of a beautiful summer morning in Italy (or at least imagine that you are there), all you need is a meal with the scent of basil and pesto in it. There is no cooking involved in this recipe. All you need to do is put together the following ingredients in your lunch box.


Prep Time: 10 minutes

What You Need:


  • On one side, place the mozzarella cheese and sliced tomatoes and topped them off with a bit of pesto, pinenuts, and basil. 
  • On the other side of the lunch box, place the green and black olives together with slices of toasted bread.
  • Make sure you have red and green grapes to add fruits to the meal. 
  • Lastly, create a dressing made of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper to add extra flavour to your meal.

Conclusion


Thinking of healthy yet easy to prepare meals for lunch should not be that difficult. You can start with these four recommendations and add more recipes later. Once you find joy in preparing your meals, you would enjoy the process of discovering more healthy recipes and experimenting in the kitchen!


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