It is time to give your boring lunch boxes a healthy and tasty makeover! With these incredibly delicious healthy lunch box ideas for an adult, you can pack a healthy lunch box every day. Last week I discussed everyday healthy lunch box ideas for kids and adult. SO continuing with the same theme I am posting here few of my every day packed lunch box ideas for office that I personally carry.
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With fast-paced life and so many easily available snacks and fast food around us, the need to eat healthily has become challenging for most of us. We always look for food that we can easily gobble down and prepare while rushing to work in the morning. Understanding the need of the hour I have put together my healthy and easy-to-go lunchbox recipes. These adult lunch recipes that I am sharing with you will not only fill your tummy but will be quick enough to be made during the morning rush. 😀
While I am sharing these easy lunchbox recipes I would love to share my secret tip with all of you. My Meal Prep is one of the most important tools that helps me to make my breakfast and pack a healthy lunch at the same time. Meal Preps are a great way to be prepared beforehand when you are running late from work or are too tired to make dinner. These meal preps come in handy! 😉
With our busy lives, we have unknowingly given way to unhealthy food and that is one of the causes of an unhealthy lifestyle. This is where the need to stop ourselves and ponder over our not-so-healthy lunchbox comes up. I know how important it is to have a healthy lunch and teach your kids to eat the same. This is where our lunchbox recipes come up!
Lunch is one such meal that we compute up carelessly with. It is easy to grab the ingredients and pack them for the lunch but at the time of lunch, we feel the ache for good nutritious food. For the majority of the time, I used to order sandwiches for my lunch because they were easy and I could eat them single-handedly while doing my work. But, soon I realized that these unhealthy lunches not only made me drowsy but were taking a toll on my health and body.
So, I came up with this amazing alternative that is not only healthy and easy but is finger-licking delicious as well! These easy lunches to take to work are power-packed dozes that will keep the drowsiness away during work and bring your energy back full-force! No, it has no chemicals or junk in it and is totally rely on healthy ingredients.
Honestly, I got the inspiration for healthy and quick lunch-meals ideas from my Weekly Indian Meal plan. These meal preps not only help me with the healthy food recipes for lunch but gives me a run-down of ingredients list as well. How cool is that! 😀
Okay, coming back to the lunch-box recipes at hand, read on to make the healthy lunch boxes now!
Mizuna quinoa salad :
Mizuna Quinoa Salad is one such salad that will make you go swalla during your lunch break. Mizuna is Asian salad green with a peppery taste that will help you bring back your energy. Up the nutrition quotient with the addition of a boiled egg. Quinoa is perfect grain to pack in a lunch box. It’s healthy and tastes absolutely fabulous.
Chilli Lime Tofu, some Roasted Veggies decked up with Quinoa Upma:
If you haven’t packed them for your lunch box yet, you are seriously missing out on the incredible food here. Honestly, I have taken all of the recipes from my meal prep and used them for my quick-lunch box meals. You can make Chili Lime Tofu/ Paneer, Roasted Veggies and Quinoa Upma here. I did include a fruit and coconut water smoothie which is all of 100 calories as a snack too. 🙂 Smoothie recipes
Lunch Prep with Meal Prep:
I prepared this lunch full of carbs, proteins and loads of nutrients with the help of my lunch Meal Prep. I made this as I was bored with my regular salad days and with the help of my Meal Prep I was able to pack them for my lunch. It was so refreshing and fulfilling. I absolutely love Rajma and rice and since I am a forever egg, chili lime tofu/ cottage cheese and quinoa fan I chose to add some to my lunchbox anyway! :p Meal Preps are as important as the morning tea, they keep me so sorted. All I have to do is take them out, reheat and pack them in my lunch. You can do this too by following my Meal Prep Ideas here.
The meals I packed with above lunch box recipes Meal prep
Roasted Veggies for sandwiches and pasta
Boiled eggs to add protein to lunch
Chicken Tikka Frankie (used readymade tortilla)
Dal Makhani and Rice
Quinoa Salad is easy, quick, full of flavors and protein and exactly what you need in your healthy lunch box! Low in GI and with a good amount of protein this is a great option especially for people like me who are prone to diabetics. Read the recipe here and feel free to experiment with the ingredients of your choice.
Za’atar Spiced Mushroom and Masale Bhaat or Tehri:
Vegetable Tehri or Masale bhaat is one of my favorite dishes to pack for lunch. Masale Bhaat or Vegetable Tehri is not only fulfilling but low on cholesterol too. I always like to add roasted peanuts in them as peanuts are a great source of protein, fiber, and nutrients. I always try to add something more to my lunch as a snack. This time I chose some za’atar spiced mushroom. Make the recipe and pack them for your lunch, I am sure you will love it.
Schezwan Fried Rice Lunch Box
This is a perfect 20-minute recipe that you can quickly make with some leftover rice and veggies. I always try to make hearty meals for my day and Schezwan Fried Rice works wonders for me. Its spicy taste brings refreshment and I love how fulfilling it is. Read the recipe here to make the rice today and don’t forget to pack some for your lunch box as well.
Rajma Rice with Veggies and Fruit:
I can never say no to Rajma and rice. It is my go-to meal when I am running late for work. Since I always make it a point to add some veggies or fruits for my snack, I included some fresh tomatoes and cucumber along with a pear! These snack not only helps to balance my diet but also makes sure that I do not eat junk outside. :p You can learn how to make easy and perfect Rajma Rice Recipe here, also pack some fruits for the snack too!
Chocolate and Berries Chia Pudding Recipe:
Yes, I take the luscious puddings for my snack as well. I totally believe that snacks are an important part of our day and after my lunch meals I usually eat them when I tend to get hungry again. :p I do not think there is anything better than having some chocolate and berries chia puddings to gobble down while working tirelessly. So, instead of eating snacks I have switched to these delicious puddings plus they are so easy to carry! Read the recipe here. You can also make the mouth-watering Vegan Chia Seed and Berry Pudding as well.
Egg Cheese Sandwich:
An egg is a must for our everyday meal. You can quickly make this yummy egg cheese grilled sandwich for your after a snack. They are quick, handy and oh-so-delicious! Read the recipe here.
This basic fruit mixed salad is super easy and full of proteins. I love how quickly I can make this fruit salad for my lunch. You can first learn how to perfectly boil the eggs here and then go ahead and make this luscious fruit salad by reading the recipe. Oh and do not forget to add the vegan chia seed and berry pudding for a snack as well.
Spanish Rice Recipe:
If you are bored with the regular Indian meals and want to treat yourself with some amazing International cuisines then Spanish Rice is the perfect recipe for you. This comfort food is another of my favorite cuisines which is a perfect refreshing change on my regular lunch boxes. You can read the recipe here. I love to eat eggs so I usually include them in my lunch box. You can add them to as they are rich in proteins. All you have to do is to first perfectly boil the eggs and then cut them in pieces and pack them! Tada your Spanish rice with some boiled egg is ready to devour.
Since lunch is an important meal I believe that it should be prepared with effort and easy recipes. Go ahead and make the recipes now and share it with your friends. As I always say, good vibes and happy cooking! 🙂
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