healthy lunch ideas

Healthy Lunch Ideas

Probably the easiest time to fall of our healthy eating plan is lunch time. We’re usually running around and busy with work or errands so our body starts craving energy in the form of food and it’s not uncommon that we crave the worst of foods (deep fried, high carb, high sugar foods). Therefore it’s really important that we plan out our meals the night before or morning of to helps us get past this obstacle.

Let’s take a look at 3 healthy recipes that I’ve collected which will keep your metabolism high and your stomach flat…

Healthy Lunch Recipes

Lime Tuna Salad Extravaganza

½ can tuna flakes (in water)
½ lime
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup of diced bell red pepper
1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
¼ cup thinly sliced carrots
2 sliced black olives
1 stalk minced green onion
1 ½ cup mixed greens (or spinach)
½ teaspoon black pepper flakes
1 crushed rye Wasa crispbread[ad#ad-2]

Asian Chicken Pasta Salad

4 slices chopped up Kentucky style chicken from deli
½ cup whole wheat pasta bows
1 large carrot finely chopped
2 celery stalks finely chopped up
¼ large cucumber cut into strips

1 tablespoon rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
¼ fresh red chilli seeded and finally chopped
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon sesame seeds

Thanksgiving Turkey Wrap

1 whole wheat wrap
4 slices Turkey breast from deli
½ yam boiled and mashed
¼ cup mixed greens
1 tablespoon canned corn
1 tablespoon cranberry sauce
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper

Looks pretty easy and tasty hey? Start with these 3 ideas and substitute other vegetables in to keep them interesting. Of course you can also add any herb you have kicking around that you like to add some more flavour too!

Keeping You On Track

Now one other tip worth mentioning is to have a mid-morning snack to keep your cravings and energy levels in check.

Some great mid-morning snacks would include:
½ cup of vanilla yogurt with 2 tablespoons frozen berries
Your favourite fruit (orange, banana, apple)
Handful of almonds
Fruit smoothie (take a look at fruit smoothie recipes –


Hope you enjoyed these healthy lunch ideas. If you have others you’d like to suggest please leave a comment below…