Making a healthy, well-balanced lunch is really important for your diet and variety is key. Whether you’re packing a lunch box for yourself or your child, a balanced lunch should include each of the five food groups. This includes carbohydrates, protein, milk and dairy products, fruit and vegetables, fats and sugars. This ensures you get all the essential nutrients.
So, here’s our ideas for a healthy lunch box:
Spicy chicken salad wrap
The spicy chicken salad wrap is a delicious, ideal choice for your lunch box. This is a great alternative to the traditional sandwich and it’s easy to make. Simply slice up some Taste Inc chargrilled spicy fillets and mix with this simple sauce (recipe below), before spreading on the wrap and then be sure to add a nice mix of salad leaves. For an extra healthy lunch, you can opt to spread the mixture in lettuce leaves. Perhaps include some avocado slices, or maybe even some basil leaves for an extra herby kick. Also, why not include some peach and strawberry slices to get that perfectly balanced lunch?
Smashed white bean and avocado sandwich
If you prefer a classic sandwich for lunch, make sure it’s extra healthy by making a smashed white bean and avocado sandwich. Gather the ingredients and simply combine the beans, olive oil and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Spread the mixture over four slices of bread and add the avocado and other nutritious toppings of your choice. We quite like crumbling some feta on ours. P.S: Be sure to season with salt and pepper for extra flavour!
Grilled chicken pasta salad
Pack yourself a lunch box to look forward to with this pasta salad with chargrilled Taste Inc chicken fillets. While it can take up to forty-five minutes to make from scratch, with Taste Inc fillets you can get a tasty lunch in no time at all. All you have to do is prepare a simple salad of peppers, tomatoes, red onion and rocket. At the same time, prepare the pasta in a large pot of boiling water. This is a versatile meal, packed with flavour and ready in ten minutes!
Beats the same-old cheese sandwiches right? Mixing up what you eat at lunch ensures that you are getting a strong balance of different food groups, as well as a diverse spread of vitamins and minerals too. Also, it’s important to have and enjoy a break from work or school at lunchtime, preparing something new for lunch is a great way of making sure you take the time to eat well and prepare yourself for the afternoon ahead!