3 easy and healthy lunch recipes for work

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We often forget to prepare food for work. Usually, we either don’t want to or don’t have an idea. So here are some quick, easy, healthy and tasty lunch recipes!

Unfortunately, there are still many people who do not take food to work with them. The reason is usually the same – they didn’t have time or idea to prepare something tasty. So here are the best ideas for making a healthy and quick lunch.

1. Salad with feta and green beans

Salads of all kinds are the best idea for a light, tasty and healthy lunch. Besides, they are easy to take with you to work – all you need is a plastic or glass container. To prepare a salad with feta and beans we need:

  • half a kg of green string beans;
  • half a pound of radicchio lettuce (if you don’t have any, it can be iceberg);
  • 150-200 g feta;
  • 3 tbsp roasted almonds;
  • medium-sized red onion;
  • juice of half a lemon;
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil;
  • salt, pepper;
  • optional tarragon for sprinkling.

Cook beans al dente. Slice lettuce into strips, cut onion into peaks.

Place beans, radicchio lettuce, onion and roasted almonds in a bowl. Add lemon juice and olive oil. Season to taste. Arrange the feta and fresh herbs on top. Ready! And what is important – it tastes insanely and has few calories!

2. Caesar salad – a classic that always tastes good

Caesar salad is the king among salads. Not without reason it is very popular – it is tasty and quite quick to prepare. To make it you need the following ingredients:

  • 350 g chicken fillet;
  • half a head of romaine lettuce;
  • 8 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese;
  • 1,5 tablespoons of olive oil;
  • baguette.

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise;
  • a clove of garlic;
  • small teaspoon of mustard;
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

Cut the fillet into strips, season with salt and pepper, brush with olive oil and fry in a heated pan for 4-5 minutes on each side. While frying it is worth sprinkling the chicken with olive oil, then it will not be dry. After frying, remove the chicken and put it on a plate. Put the diced baguette into the same pan and fry it until it becomes croutons.

Sauce: mix mayonnaise, mustard and lemon juice in a bowl. Add the garlic squeezed through a press. Season with salt and pepper. Stir intensively until the flavours combine.

Wash, dry and chop the lettuce. Add half of the sauce. Place the chicken on top and pour the rest of the sauce over it. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and croutons. Enjoy!

3.How about a smoothie?

Not everyone feels like eating a salad or a sandwich during the day. More and more popular are thick, nutritious and healthy smoothies. How to prepare them? You will need:

  • 150 g of pineapple;
  • 200 ml apple juice (whole apples can also be used);
  • medium sized banana;
  • optional expanded amaranth.

Peel all the ingredients, remove any seeds and put them into a blender. Blend to a smooth paste. The top can be sprinkled with, for example, expanded amaranth, which is an excellent source of protein.

The advantage of smoothie is that it can be freely modified and changed. If you prefer a slightly thinner form, you can add milk or drink such as almond or oat drink. Some people also add a few tablespoons of yogurt to make it more nutritious.

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