Quick, Easy and Healthy Work Lunches
It can be really tempting to buy lunch every day. You’re busy, you’re stressed and there are plenty of places around serving tasty food. That’s all well and good and we love supporting our local eateries but it can become costly and also makes it harder to control what you are eating every day. Whether your reasoning is health, convenience or budget related, packing your own lunch can be easy and delicious. We’ve rounded up our selection of quick, easy and healthy lunch ideas for work.
Quick Easy Healthy Lunches Ideas for Work: Salads
There are so many yummy options to choose from rather than just your go-to ‘garden salad’. There’s really no excuse to have another dull work meal.
Roasted Butternut & Cauliflower Salad
Enjoy this earthy autumn salad, flavoured with warm spices and infused with rooibos. Make for a weekend braai and then pack extra away for your week lunch.
Cauliflower ‘Couscous’ with Pistou
Pulse or grate cauliflower to get a nutritious carb-free version of couscous. Lower in calories and just as, if not more, delicious than the real thing.
Quinoa Salad with Mint & Lime
A fresh zesty salad that’s supercharged with a protein kick. Also, another great one to make for weekend entertaining. Make sure you make extra so that you’ll have for the week.
Embrace your inner hipster at work with the original salad jar recipe.
Black Lentil, Feta, Tomato & Coriander Salad
A light, yet filling lunch salad, full of healthy pulses and packed with flavour.
Crunchy Chicken Noodle Salad
A definite winner chicken lunch with plenty of crunch and punchy Asian flavour.
Avo on Greens with Mustard Vinaigrette
Feed the mind with this green salad.
A Lebanese dish is given a modern update with creamy avo and crispy crackers.
Quick Easy Healthy Lunches Ideas for Work
Deadlines looming? Boss breathing down your neck? These lunches are designed for the workaholic in you.
Potato & Baby Spinach Frittatas
Make the night before, pop in the work microwave for a quick filling meal.
Braaied Caprese Brinjal Parcels
Throw these on the braai the night before for a real work time treat, hopefully, they last till then and won’t end up becoming midnight snacks instead.
Sesame & Chermoula-Spiced Chicken Pieces
Easy to prepare the night before and are tasty eaten cold if you are in a rush or also delish warmed up.
Spicy Fish Goujons
Eat these on their own with some mayo or as a side with some leafy greens.
Beetroot Falafel With Creamy Cashew Sauce
A healthy, colourful twist on the regular falafel.
Butternut Spread Pita with Bacon
Keep this spread in the office fridge for emergency snack cravings. We can’t promise no one will steal it though.
Quick Easy Healthy Lunches Ideas for Work – A Meal to Seal the Deal
They’re super old school but slightly cooler than a sandwich. Here are a few re-vamped wrap recipes.
These pancakes are essentially egg wraps, great as a no-carb alternative. Get creative with fillings.
Leafy Wraps With Spicy Peanut Sauce
Another low carb alternative that’s high in iron. You can use spinach, kale or cabbage as the wrap.
Vietnamese Chicken Spring Rolls
These no-fry spring rolls use rice paper wrappers instead of the traditional fried pastry ones. Way healthier!
Grilled Chicken & Tabbouleh Wraps
We love the Mediterranean flavour in these wraps.
Quick Easy Healthy Lunches Ideas for Work – Something Substantial
Fritters are a great way to use up leftover meat and vegetables. Use a high-quality non-stick pan and coconut oil for maximum health benefits.
Herby Snoek Fritters
A favourite South African fish, don’t let any go to waste with this fritter recipe.
So yum, make extra, you’ll want to test a few.
Curried Vegetable Fritters
Have these fritters as a work snack dipped into some tzatziki, alternatively fill a pita with them for something more substantial.
Courgette, Ricotta & Goat’s Cheese Fritters
Enjoy with some yoghurt dressing, a watercress salad or even make into a veggie burger.
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