Five Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes

Serves 1

1. CHICKEN SALAD WRAP

Perfect as an easy on the go lunch recipe.

Ingredients

1x wholemeal wrap

100g cooked chicken (or lean meat of choice)

10g light mayo

Choice of veg:

Handful of lettuce

Jalapenos 

Red bell peppers

 

 

Method

  1. Boil chicken breast until cooked through. 
  2. Once cooked through use two forks to shred the chicken so that there are no lumps. 
  3. Once shredded you have the choice to fry it with the jalapeños and peppers or you can just put it into the wrap from there.
  4. Add all ingredients to wrap. Then, fold over two opposite edges of the wrap and roll it from one of the unfolded edges (so that the wrap is closed). 
Time 10 mins
Taste7/10
Difficulty2/10
Serves 1

2. BAKED SWEET POTATO

A more complex option, but worth it for the taste.

Ingredients

200g sweet potato

150g lean beef mince

1/2 onion diced

50g bell peppers chopped

1 tbsp greek yoghurt

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp cumin

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Pierce holes in potato with fork and microwave for 5 minutes. Then turn over and microwave for a further 5 minutes.
  2. The potato should be soft, then spray with 1kcal cooking spray and put in the oven for 20 minutes.
  3. In a pan, cook the the onion on a medium heat for 2 minutes. Then add the mince and seasonings and stir until the mince is cooked through.
  4. Once the mince is cooked through, add the peppers and simmer for 3 minutes until peppers feel soft.
  5. Then add a tablespoon of greek yoghurt and stir thoroughly.
  6. Remove sweet potato from the oven, and use fork to make sure it is soft all the way through. Cut potato in half, and add salt and pepper if you wish.
  7. Then add the mince mixture to the potato, and enjoy. You can also top this with guacamole for some extra flavour if you wish.
Time 30 mins
Taste8/10
Difficulty5/10
Serves 1

3. Shredded Chicken Stir Fry

Delicious lunch option!

Ingredients

150g boiled and shredded chicken

1/2 onion

1/2 red pepper

100g carrot/ butternut squash spaghetti

50g cous cous

1 tsp bbq chicken seasoning

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp paprika

Method

  1. Place the onion in a pan (with 1/2 tsp coconut oil or 1 kcal spray) and cook until soft. 
  2. Then add the pre-cooked shredded chicken, peppers and carrot spaghetti. Cook for 2 minutes until peppers are slightly soft.
  3. From there add 50ml of boiling water to the pan along with the seasonings and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Ensure there is still some water sitting in the pan (if not, add a touch more) and then add the cous cous to the pan.
  5. Simmer for 5 more minutes and then serve!
Time 20 mins
Taste8/10
Difficulty4/10
Serves 1

4. PROTEIN WAFFLES

Perfect as a brunch option or if you are craving something sweet!

Ingredients

40g protein powder of choice

1 medium egg

1 tsp cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

Splash of milk

Toppings (optional)

1 tbsp greek yoghurt

1 tsp agave syrup

50g strawberries

1/2 grenade protein bar

Method

  1. Mix together the protein powder, baking powder and cocoa powder in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and milk until light and fluffy.
  3. Slowly add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients.
  4. Add milk for consistency.
  5. Put in waffle iron (or pan for pancakes) and cook through. Then add toppings of choice, and enjoy!
Time 10 mins
Taste7/10
Difficulty2/10
Serves 1

5. Healthy Burgers

A bit more of a complex option, but worth it for the taste.

Ingredients

200g 5% Lean Beef Mince

20g onion finely sliced

1 slice of bread (for breadcrumbs)

1 x medium egg

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp bbq seasoning

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp paprika 

1/2 avocado

1 x Warburton thins bagel

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Dice onion finely. In a bowl, mix together the lean mince with onion and egg. Mix well until onion and egg are evenly spread out.
  2. Add seasonings and again, mix well.
  3. Grease baking tray. Create 2 evenly sized burgers from the mixture and make sure to flatten them slightly so that they cook quicker. Cook for 10-15 mins.
  4. Toast bagel. When burgers ready, place burger on one side of bun. Then mash avocado in a bowl and add salt and pepper. Add avocado to top of burger and place the other half of the bun on top.
Time 30 mins
Taste9/10
Difficulty4/10

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