5 Simple and Healthy Lunch Recipes
Everybody is paying attention, or at least trying to, healthy eating dishes and healthy eating regime. Considering the importance it is being given to this common attitude, there are a number of businesses and industries that have been developing these last years – their main focus is the cooking and distribution of healthy cooking dishes door to door as per the customer’s request. This is a real pro- active approach considering the busy daily schedule people are dealing with nowadays.
Anyways, from latest researches and interviews conducted over this topic, the results have been showing that the percentage of the consumers that are aware of these products and that can afford them, is smaller than the percentage of those who aren’t properly informed on these possibilities in terms of healthy “already prepared and deliverable” products. The samples have been taken from different ages and backgrounds in order to understand the general impact on the population.
The results did also show that the highest percentage of the interviewed, is interested in having information on how to prepare these healthy recipes on their own. The reasons behind this demand are different and vary from one individual to another. The most common one is that they consider a healthy dish the one that is home made with fresh products acquired in local markets rather than being delivered already prepared.
Thus, considering this general feedback on the approach of the consumers towards the healthy dishes, it comes the necessity to support them in achieving their goal. Based on this demand, there have been considered several recipes introduced from the most outstanding chefs. However, it should be mentioned that the selection has been made based on the time of cooking and efficiency.
Below, there will be provided 5 different healthy lunch recipes that can be easily prepared and cooked at home.
1. Fresh Sandwich (Egg, Tomato, and Avocado)
Using only fresh fruits and vegetables you can receive all necessary calories and yet not consume unnecessary daily bacon and cheese that are usually found in an ordinary sandwich.
The necessary ingredients for such e healthy lunch recipe are:
1 large lightly fried egg
Slices of avocado
Slices of tomato
All you need to do is pack the ingredients in the sandwich format and enjoy the fast and healthy dish.
2. Chicken (grilled) and Cheese Burger
This recipe is fast and efficient. But you have to consider using only the low- fat mayonnaise. If traditional one is used than the result will not be as per the individual expectations.
The recipe requires few ingredients.
2 slices of whole- wheat bread
Pieces of chicken breast (whole or sliced as per personal taste)
1 slice of low- fat cheese
2 teaspoons low- fat mayonnaise
2 slices of tomato
3 slices of cucumber
1 leaf of fresh lettuce
Even in this case, all you need to do is pack the ingredients into a burger format and enjoy the delicious taste their combination can provide.
3. Salad made of Strawberry and Spinach
This recipe provides an extraordinary combination of antioxidants that are highly found in strawberries and spinach. This can be considered as part of the top healthy lunch recipes one can cook and enjoy at home.
Necessary ingredients to prepare and cook this dish are:
1 cup of spinach
1 cup strawberries that have to be sliced
1 slice of mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons of pine nuts
1 cup of broccoli
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of vinegar
1 lemon juice as per personal taste
This salad can be easily prepared and consumed at home during family lunches as well. It is very rich in vitamins and antioxidants, thus the whole family can take advantage of its benefits.
4. Simmered Eggs with Lentil Salad
Here we are with another combination! This is the case of a magical mixture of proteins and antioxidants that are highly concentrated in the lentils.
This dish can be achieved only with few powerful ingredients:
Half cup of lentils
Half cup of spinach
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 simmered eggs
2 – 4 slices of tomato (as per personal taste)
This recipe is highly recommended to those individuals who are running a daily busy agenda and need to have the proper dose of proteins in order to maintain their energy.
5. Chicken and Rice Dish
Whenever recommending this recipe, the best suggested rice would be the brown one, considering the outnumbered values it has in comparison to the white rice. No need to mention the fact that, chicken meat should be fresh and high- fat parts should be removed before cooking starts.
The necessary ingredients are to achieve and succeed with this dish are:
Half cup of already cooked brown rice
Half of a sliced chicken breast
4 mushrooms (as per personal choice)
Half of red pepper
Half of green pepper
A quarter of a small red onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
After cooking the brown rice and chicken breast simmering, you add the ingredients into the rice together with the sliced chicken breast and put them in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes at 180 degrees.
Considering the preparation time and ingredients, this is another healthy lunch recipe that is suggested for family tables.
Other Important Facts to Consider
Whenever you are opting to a healthy eating regime, it is very important to consider several other factors, such as: caffeine intake, alcohol consumption, smoking and other habits of similar nature. It is important to understand that despite all the efforts one might put into the healthy lunch recipes, yet these elements have an aggressive negative impact on the final outcome.
Thus, if individuals decide to go healthy, their healthy recipes should be associated with cutting of bad habits.