Healthy Lunch and Snack Recipes

By Micaela Estevez | January 2, 2019 | Work / Life Balance

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Forget spending boat loads of money on eating out during lunch, and avoid the hassle of trying to find something when you’re working. Take a look at our list of easy healthy lunch and snack recipes that are perfect to bring to work!

 

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1. Caprese Pita Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole wheat pita
  • ¼ cup marinara sauce
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 3 slices of tomato
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil
  • Balsamic reduction

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Top pita with marinara sauce, mozzarella, tomato, salt and pepper
  3. Pop in the oven till cheese melts, approx 15 mins
  4. Serve with fresh basil and balsamic reduction
  5. Enjoy!
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2. Healthy Instant Noodles

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced mushroom
  • ¼ carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • ½ cup fresh chopped spinach
  • 1 cup dry instant noodle
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 cup hot broth or water

Preparation:

  1. Fill 16oz mason jar with soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper, mushrooms, carrots, spinach, noodles, and green onions
  2. Adjust seasonings to taste
  3. Store in fridge until ready to serve, can be stored in fridge up to 5 days.
  4. When you’re ready to serve, pour in hot water or broth.Stir well.
  5. Enjoy!

 

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3. Vegan Avocado and Roasted Chickpea Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice vegan bread, toasted
  • ½ avocado, mashed
  • ¼ cup roasted chickpeas (scroll down to recipe 4 for our roasted chickpea recipe!)
  • Your favorite hot sauce to taste.

Preparation:

  1. Spread mashed avocado over toast, and top with roasted chickpeas then drizzle your favorite hot sauce!
  2. Enjoy!

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4. Roasted Chickpeas

Ingredients:

  • 1 19oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Spread chickpeas to an even layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, occasionally shaking the pan
  4. In a medium bowl combine olive oil, chili powder, dried thyme leaves, and salt.
  5. Transfer baked chickpeas into the bowl and toss well to coat.
  6. Spread the seasoned chickpeas back onto the baking sheet and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes until golden and crispy.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  8. Enjoy!
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5. Cilantro-Lime Chicken and Rice Bowl

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup store-bought rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup your choice of roasted vegetables
  • ¼ cup pico de gallo
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 wedge lime

Preparation:

  1. Place brown rice, shredded chicken, roasted vegetables, pico de gallo, yogurt or sour cream, in a bowl or resealable container.
  2. Garnish with chopped cilantro and lime wedge
  3. Enjoy!

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Want to learn more healthy recipes for work?

Check out these other articles;

Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Simple Turkey Chili Recipe

Maple Salmon Recipe

Baked Kale Chips Recipe

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