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!
Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce – A delicious, vegan make-ahead salad with the best peanut sauce ever! Loaded up with lots of healthy veggies, keep this gluten free by using rice noodles.
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!
Middle Eastern Salad Tacos with spiced chickpeas, hummus and a mound of lemony salad, topped with fresh herbs and scallions. Vegan & sooooo Delicious!
Sushi Burrito with Brown Rice, Avocado, Ahi ( or Tofu) carrots and kimchi- a healthy delicious lunch! Vegan and GF adaptable!
Make Life Simple- Instant Pot Lentil Soup– make a big batch on Sunday for midweek lunches! Vegan and Gluten free!
A delicious recipe for Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad with Sweet Chili Vinaigrette & Roasted peanuts – bursting with flavor and healthy and light!
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!
This Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with arugula is delicious when juicy summer tomatoes are in season. Keep it vegan or add fresh mozzarella or goat cheese. ( My very first post on the blog!)
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, 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 if going low carb. For even lower calories try it with vegan mayo.
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!
A simple,delicious and healthy recipe for Sesame Cabbage Noodle Salad with rice noodles, scallions cilantro and crunchy roasted peanuts. Vegan, Gluten-free!
Middle Eastern Eggplant Wrap with a lemony Kale Parsley Mint Slaw with Creamy Tahini Sauce. Keep it vegan or add feta!
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!!!