Tasty, healthy work lunch box ideas




Tired of the regular grilled fish and green salad combination and looking for some fresh healthy lunchbox ideas? Look no further. Here are some great recipes and ideas to try for your work lunchbox. What’s more, all the recipes we have chosen are healthier, and you might save some money as you give takeaways a break. 



Whole wheat crust
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup ice water

Filling
2-3 cups of cremini and shiitake mushrooms
4-5 cups of spinach, stems removed
¾ cup of non-fat milk
5 eggs
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour**
¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 cup cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced



2. Five ingredient pasta salad



Ingredients 

Whole wheat pasta 
Fresh rocket 
Fresh mozzarella (you could also use shredded cheese)

Roasted red peppers 
DeLallo’s traditional basil pesto (you can use any local basil pesto if you cannot find this particular brand)

This recipe is one of the simplest pasta salad recipes to follow, yet packs great flavour. It's also filling enough for you to eat it as dinner, and then pack the leftovers as your lunch box for the following day thereafter. 

Get the method here

3. Garlic lentil salad


Ingredients

2/3 cup halved cherry tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, peeled
3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup dried brown lentils
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 large shallot, minced
2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
1/3 cup micro greens

Get the directions for making it here




4. Grilled salmon and Gruyere grilled cheese

Ingredients 

700g salmon fillet, with skin 
1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 
Salt and pepper 
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds 
8 slices 7-grain sandwich bread 
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
1/4 cup mayonnaise 
1 1/2 teaspoons sriracha 
1 teaspoon lemon juice 
2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced 
1/4 cup bread-and-butter pickle slices 
2 cups baby arugula

Get the directions for making it here


5. Burrito bowl mason jar salad

Ingredients 

For the quinoa:

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
Juice and zest of one lime or 2 
tablespoons lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

For the chicken:
2 large chicken breasts
1 teaspoon sea salt
Cooking spray

Get the rest of the recipe and directions for making it here


Who said being healthy has to be boring? You might also want to read this post on healthy breakfast ideas.