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 Lunch 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 with a modern update, served with creamy avo and crispy crackers.
Watermelon & Labneh Salad with Granola and Fresh Mint
If you’re one of those people who don’t have an appetite in the morning, this refreshing breakfast-inspired lunch is the ideal fix.
Vegan Roast Veggie Bowl with Quinoa
Repurpose your leftovers with this wholesome roasted veggie bowl. All it needs is a drizzle of avo oil.
Quick Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work
Deadlines looming? Boss breathing down your neck? These lunches are designed for the workaholic in you.
Potato & Baby Spinach Frittatas
Make it the night before and pop it 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’ll last till then and won’t end up becoming midnight snacks…
Sesame & Chermoula-Spiced Chicken Pieces
Easy to prepare the night before and are tasty eaten cold, if you are in a rush.
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.
Charred Tomato & Lemon Cottage Cheese Tartines
Fuel up between meetings, with these simple and tasty tomato tartines.
Lemon & Rocket Pesto Tartines with Avocado & Asparagus
Transform everyday dry toast with lemon and rocket pesto. Get all your greens in and top it off with some avo and asparagus.
Quick Easy Healthy Lunch 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 and work 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!
Rice Paper Rolls with Quorn Fillets, Red Cabbage & Quinoa
If you’re not into chicken, these vegetarian-friendly quorn wraps are the way to go!
Deep Fried Cauliflower Soft Tortilla Wraps
This air-fryer friendly recipe is great for when it’s ‘crunch-time’.
Grilled Chicken & Tabbouleh Wraps
We absolutely love the Mediterranean flavours in this wrap.
Quick Easy Healthy Lunch 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.
These herby snoek fritters are a South African favourite. Don’t let any go to waste!
So yum, make extra — you’ll definitely want to test a few.
Curried Vegetable Fritters
Dip these spicy fritters into some tzatziki as a work snack, alternatively fill a pita with them for something more filling.
Courgette, Ricotta & Goat’s Cheese Fritters
Enjoy with some yoghurt dressing, a watercress salad or better yet, make a veggie burger.
Lamb Meatballs with Mint & Coriander Yoghurt, Hummus & Toasted Pita
Long hours call for a rewarding lunch. Gather your leftovers, some delicious dip and toast a fresh pita for a satisfying bite.
Zucchini Noodles with Chicken, Feta & Kale Meatballs
If you’re looking for something substantial, but don’t want to be stuffed — look no further!
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