clockWhen you’re in a rush to get to work, the last thing on your mind is what you’ll be having for lunch. Planning and bringing your own lunch is one of the best ways to stay on track with a healthy lifestyle. It will help you avoid choosing fast food or restaurants at last minute when nothing else is on hand.

If you’re tired of the plain, boring peanut butter or turkey sandwich, try a few quick lunch recipes to add more variety to your lunches.

Here are 4 easy and nutritional lunch recipes:

Waldorf salad

Salads are so easy for lunch, but they can get boring if you are always eating the same kind. To make salads more tasty and healthy, you’ll want to  add a variety of flavorful, nutritional ingredients to your salad by experimenting with different recipes. Try this delicious recipe!

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup  plain Greek yogurt
  • 11/2 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grapes, cut in half
  • 1/2 head radicchio, chopped
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced

How to make it:

1. Whisk together the yogurt, honey, and lemon juice in a bowl.
2. Add remaining ingredients and toss with radicchio.

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Add a little spice to your lunch with a buffalo chicken wrap! Chicken is a lean meat offering plenty of protein to fill you up for the afternoon. Enjoy!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 Ibs chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 4 whole wheat wraps
  • 2 cups chopped spinach

How to make it:

1. Cut chicken into small pieces.
2. Heat oil in skillet. Add chicken and cook until brown.
3. Turn down heat and then add in a little hot sauce. You can add as much as you prefer for taste.
4. Warm up each tortilla in pan. Add chicken mixture then 1/2 cup of spinach, then wrap tortilla.

Beef or Turkey Lettuce Taco

This recipe is basically a creative salad. You can fill all of your favorite ingredients into a lettuce wrap instead of using a tortilla to reduce calories and carbohydrates. It’s a great option if you’re trying to lose weight.  The recipe below is very straightforward to make. Please note, you do not have to include the ground turkey in this recipe.
What you’ll need:
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce
  • chopped tomato, salsa, peppers, onions, sour cream, cheese, hot sauce, or any other desired condiments
How to make it:
1. Cook meat and season with any desired seasonings to taste.
2. Cool slightly and place into romaine lettuce leaves.
3. Top with condiments and wrap lettuce.

Healthy Turkey Pita

If you’re tired of eating salads every day, try making a pita instead. This recipe is quick to make and easy to refrigerate to save for the next day.

What you’ll need:

  • 6 whole wheat pitas
  • 1 lb of ground turkey
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup low fat shredded cheese

How to make it:

1. Cook ground turkey in a medium skillet until done. Add taco seasoning and stir until well blended.
2. Assemble your pita. Add your turkey first, then add tomato, cheese, lettuce and any other favorite condiments on top.

There you have it. These 4 recipes will add taste and excitement to your lunch. It’s important to sit down and take time to enjoy healthy, delicious food every day which is why variety each is helpful in keeping you on track with health goals. It’s time to ditch the boring sandwich and bring some flavor to your lunch!

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