How to Lunch ideas. Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day, but any nutritionist will tell you that every meal and snack is important. Lunch, in particular, is key to helping you power through the afternoon. Therefore, you want a balance of protein, complex carbohydrates, and vegetables to fill you up without slowing you down. A little healthy fat also gives the meal some staying power. That said, there’s a lot more to a healthy lunch than a boring salad.

 

Chicken, Grape and Walnut Salad

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chicken-grape-walnut salad

Ingreidents

3 oz. grilled chicken breast, chopped (use skinless rotisserie chicken to save time)
½ cup grapes, cut into halves
3 tbsp. chopped walnuts
Salt and paper tp taste
3 tbsp. plain low-fat yogurt
3 cups romaine lettuce

Directions

Mix together chicken, grapes, walnuts and yogurt. Season with salt and pepper. Serve on top of lettuce.

 

In addition, one of our healthy drink recipes would go great with your lunch.

Taco Salad makes a Wonderful Lunch

Ingredients

6 cups romaine lettuce chopped

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taco salad
1 lb 93% lean ground beef
1 pkg 1.75 oz pkg low sodium taco seasoning
1/2 cup cooked black beans
1 large tomato
1 oz corn – canned or frozen either one works
1/2 cup onion
2 oz low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp low fat ranch dressing
salsa – as much as you want

Directions

1.  In a pan over medium heat brown ground beef. Drain fat.
Add taco seasoning packet.
2.  Dice tomato and mince onion and add to the ground beef.
3.  Once the onion is tender add the corn and black beans and cook a few minutes until everything is thoroughly heated.
4.  Finally, top Romaine lettuce with beef mixture, salsa, salad dressing, and shredded cheese and enjoy!

Another great lunch is Turmeric Chicken Salad

Ingredients

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tumeric chicken salad

 

1 lb Chicken Breast

1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 Lemon, juiced
1 tsp Turmeric
1/4 tsp Onion Powder

1⁄4 tsp Garlic Powder

Directions

1. Drop chicken in a pot of boiling water and let it cook for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.                                                                                      2. Let chicken cool and then chop it into 1⁄2 inch cubes.
3. Mix chicken and all remaining ingredients together in a bowl.
4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

 

 

Smashed Avocado on Toast

Ingredients

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smashed avocado on toast

½ Avocado, cut into chunks
1 tbsp. Cottage Cheese, Low-fat
4 mint leaves
3 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 tsp. basil paste or basil pesto
Squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice
1 tbsp. crumbled feta
1 slice light rye sour dough bread
add S & P to taste

Directions

1. Lightly toast your bread.
2. Cut avocado into chunks and place in a bowl. Chop mint leaves and place in the bowl then add the tomatoes. Squeeze lemon juice over and season with S & P.
3. Now spread the basil past lightly over toast, then cottage cheese.
4. Place Avocado mixture on top of the cottage cheese, then crumble feta on top.
5. Serve immediately.

I hope that you’ll try and enjoy these recipes. Be sure to check out our how to breakfast and how to dinner ideas. Let me know what you think. I’ll appreciate your feedback and if you like these recipes please share them with your friends. As always, I look forward to your comments, questions and the sharing of ideas.

 

28 thoughts on “How to Lunch Ideas

  1. For me, deciding on what to have during lunch is a challenge. Good thing there are sites like this where you can get some ideas on what to prepare.

  2. Awesome and delicious food ideas for lunch! It all looks so good, Taco Salad is my bet and I already tried it, it really taste good. Thank you!

  3. I think Smashed Avocado on Toast is something worth trying. Aside from the fact that is is easy to prepare, it is also a healthy meal. Just looking at it make me hungry. I would love to try the other recipes as well.

    1. Hi Sharon, Avocado toast is quite popular now. Besides tasting great it’s good for you. Please come back and give us an update if you try any of the other lunch ideas. Thanks for sharing, Robert

  4. I have always used avocado on bread but i never knew you could toast it and mix the avocado with tomatoes, mint leaves and lemon juice. Thank you for the tip, i will try it very soon.

  5. I have tried meals with grapes before and they don’t taste well. What makes this meal with chicken and walnut work?

  6. You can make Tumeric Chicken salad? I have never thought it to be possible because Tumeric is strong! Will Try These out for sure.

  7. I’m a huge fan of salads and this is the first time I’ve heard about turmeric chicken salad. It’s interestingly easy to prepare so I’d be sure to give it a try some time

  8. This Taco Salad really caught my attention – I’m definitely going to try it, maybe substituting the cheddar cheese. I am not any cooking wiz, but I am little by little trying to cook my own meals to avoid all the unhealthy options around. These recipes really have come in handy!

      1. Hi Robert!
        I used some mozzarella cheese (because I already had it in the fridge) instead of the cheddar cheese and I must say it was a total success here at home 🙂 Definitely going to be part of our menu 🙂 Thanks again for sharing

  9. These are definitely going in my diary . Theg look delicious and are not even expensive to make . This is all a food lover really wants .

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