We are going to say it: Lunch hour is one of the most critical “to do’s” for employees while at work. The office is full of hustle and bustle; everyone is mastering the art of multi-tasking, being the go to person, researching, answering the phone, talking to the team and to customers. Research has showed that people are better able to handle workloads, stress and avoid the “crash” of the afternoon after a great nourishing lunch and taking the time to reset or participate in mindful practices. If you are one who grabs lunch on the go, it’s time to rethink. We have gathered the top 5 lunch ideas from around the web that are easy, quick and delicious!! Your co-workers are going to start asking you to be the lunch time chef!
Number 5 – Golden Summer Squash & Corn Soup
Great for those cold days (or the summer time when the air conditioning makes you freeze in the office!), this light lunch is a simple 2 step put together that you can make ahead at home and keep for 2 days in the fridge. It makes 4 portions, so you can freeze portions sizes and plan for the following weeks – GREAT PLAN. Recipe and photo courtesy of Eating Well.
Number 4 – Vietnamese Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps
Whether you are gluten free, paleo or watching your diet, these are the perfect solution. The addition of pears and cilantro make it a light and refreshing meal for the office. Try using chicken or beef instead of pork for variety. Great for making ahead!!
Number 3 – Chickpea, Avocado and Feta Salad
This robust salad has lots of protein and good fats, not to mention it is full of flavour! Super easy to make as it takes less than 5 minutes. Add this as a compliment to steamed vegetables and or rice for a complete protein meal.
Number 2 – Miso Sweet Potato and Broccoli Bowl
MMMM!!! Any bowl of goodness is worth sharing! This easy to make lunch infusion of miso, rice, sweet potato and broccoli is sure to please your palette.
Number 1 – Kale and Quinoa Bowl
Another bowl on this list! YES! Because they are so easy to prepare as well as take with and eat at the office staff room or your desk, this dish makes it in at number 1. It’s full of antioxidants, goodness and will make you feel great.
With a host of resources on the web for easy loveable lunches, what have you found that you want to share?