When it comes to lunch, sometimes it is easy to get stuck in a rut. Here are 10 Fast and Fresh Lunches to try out this week! Use them as a starting point for your own creations and please share your own lunch ideas with us here in the comments. It helps us ALL stay inspired and get creative- including me! You, dear friends always give me the best ideas! I mean it, thank you and keep them coming, it helps all of us! Have a favorite lunch idea? Share it below!
Green Goddess Egg Salad Sandwich with Avocado – this can be served on delicious whole grain bread like you see here, over a bed of lightly dressed greens or even folded into toasted pita or tortillas. Instead of using traditional mayo, try using plain yogurt!
Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps with Left0ver Chicken – easy fast, no cooking required, just assemble! Substitute baked tofu or seared shiitake mushrooms for the chicken. The flavorful sauce is called Nuoc Cham – a Vietnamese staple and the great thing is, it is totally oil-free. Gluten-free and lean.
These Collard Green Wraps with roasted yams, avocado, black beans are drizzled with a tasty chipotle lime vinaigrette. The collard wraps are quickly blanched for easier rolling. Vegan and gluten-free!
Sesame Soba Noodles with Smoked Salmon– a tasty Asian style pasta salad with gluten-free buckwheat noodles, smoked salmon, cucumbers, scallions and a delicious Sesame – Rice wine Dressing.
Kicked-up Picante Tuna Salad – This spicy tuna salad is made with radishes, cilantro, jalapeño, capers and zesty lime juice. Serve it over a bed of greens or piled onto an avocado, or spooned into tortillas. Sometimes I’ll just eat it out of a bowl.
Spicy Tahini and Lentil Wrap – This easy wrap is full of grated raw veggies like carrots and beets and or course, lentils. A spicy Sriracha Tahini sauce is spooned over top. Simple, energizing and easy. Vegan!
Tarragon Chicken Salad – over a bed of greens or in a sandwich! This is a good way to use up leftover chicken. Tarragon is really tasty in this, and instead of bread, remember you can serve this over a bed of greens.
This Middle Eastern inspired Balela Salad, is made with chickpeas, bell peppers, olives, cucumbers and parsley in a lemony dressing. Serve it in a pita with creamy tahini sauce or over a bed of greens. Either way you will love it!
This Matcha, Kale and Pineapple Smoothie will give you a burst of energy! It is not only delicious, it is filling and very energizing!
And lastly my favorite, a Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich which if you are gluten-free, forgo the bread and eat it out of the bowl. It’s that good. Vegan and gluten-free adaptable!
Hopefully this inspires you! Pick a couple of these 10 Fast and Fresh Lunches, print them out, make a shopping list and make a couple during the workweek. Think how good you will feel!
Hope you are having a delicious and happy week!!!38