Whether you're a stay at home parent, a university student or work the 9-5, a fulfilling lunch is super important to get you through the day! You want something quick, delicious but totally nutritious. These lunch ideas give you plenty of options and can easily be prepared ahead of time. Click 'Read More' to explore the full recipes!
1. The Perfect Gut-Healing Chicken Soup
When trying to improve your gut health, be sure to include lots of gut-loving foods like bone broths! My favourite bone broth recipe can be found here, it's from BePure and the flavours are beyond amazing. I like to prep a lot of bone broth in advance and then freeze it in 1.5 litre lots. This means that it's perfect portioned for this recipe - my favourite soup. To keep the chicken fresh throughout the week, I like to batch my chicken into 2-day portions and freeze them. Every second day during the week, I'll defrost a batch of chicken and quickly poach it for 7 minutes in a pot of boiling water and this easy lunch is ready to go!
This recipe was originally sourced from Cultivate Beauty, so be sure to check out the original recipe here.
2. Stella's Super Slaw
This is a wonderful meal prep dish and a great way to pack lots of vegetables into a lunch meal. The opportunities are endless for toppings, extra protein options or the addition of noodles for an extra boost. It's surprising how well this salad keeps during a week as well. This gives you the option to reduce the amount of prep required for your daily lunch, while still giving you the opportunity to add variety throughout the week with different flavour/topping variations. This recipe is definitely worth a try.
Check out our recipe here!
3. Detoxifying Cauliflower Tabbouleh
Cauliflower is known as a cruciferous vegetable - alongside the likes of broccoli, cabbage, kale and turnips. This is because they contain important phytochemicals that are released when they are chopped, chewed, fermented, cooked and digested. In simple terms, try to incorporate these vegetables as often as possible! They aid great detoxification throughout the body. This recipe is a lovely wee lunch, and a protein element could easily be added if you are more of the protein type.
This recipe is originally sourced from BePure, so be sure to check out their original recipe here.
5. Dr Libby's Sushi Bowl
Dr Libby is totally a girl crush of mine! And this delicious lunch idea doesn't disappoint either. Sourced from her new book, The Energy Guide, this wonderful combination of textures and flavours is a delicious way to encourage good gut health, while also packing in the vegetables.
Check out the original recipe from her blog here.
We hope you enjoy giving some of these fantastic lunch ideas a try!
Be sure to let us know what your favourites are!
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