Healthy lunch ideas
Keep your diet on track with these healthy lunch ideas
The saying goes; eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper. Whilst breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, lunch comes in at a close second. Munching on a nutrient dense lunch will help to keep blood sugar levels even for the rest of the afternoon and give you an instant energy kick. Ensure to combine protein with complex carbohydrate and load your plate with a variety of veggies to stay full for hours.
Try these super-healthy lunch ideas
1 Baked sweet potato filled with tuna and served with roasted vegetables and a large green salad.
2 Half a small tin of sardines with a sprouted seed salad and a wholemeal roll. A low-fat natural yoghurt and a slice of melon.
3 A bowl of vegetable soup served with a wholemeal roll. A fresh fruit salad topped with low-fat natural yogurt and a tablespoon of nuts and seeds.
4 Chicken and vegetable stir-fry with brown rice and spicy spinach and potatoes. A mango and pineapple salad topped with low-fat natural yoghurt and toasted slivered almonds.
5 A frittata or Spanish omelette using 2 eggs, chunks of pepper, cold boiled new potatoes and cherry tomatoes. Serve with green beans or sugar snap peas and a mixed salad. A quinoa milk pudding made with goats’ milk, topped with a handful of raspberries.
6 A small grilled salmon fillet with boiled baby new potatoes, string beans, grilled tomatoes, and asparagus. Custard made with goat’s milk, layered in a glass with sliced banana and topped with grated fresh coconut.
7 Bean stew made with kidney beans, onion, garlic, tomatoes, cinnamon and paprika served with brown rice.
8 Grilled chicken breast served with roasted butternut squash and sauteed green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach.