12 Nutrient-Dense Lunch Recipes That Will Take Minutes to Prepare
The say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and by no means are they wrong. However, no matter how good your breakfast is lunch seems to always be everyone’s favorite time (and meal) of the day.
Maybe it is because of the relaxing “me time” you can spend doing things of your own interest; maybe it is because you can finally speak with your friends without worrying about wasting company or classroom time.
Well, whatever the reason for your lunch break excitement what follows below will definitely make your passion for lunch all about the delicious notorious food.
Everyone knows are not just delicious they are also incredibly healthy for you as well. Avocados health benefits are extensive to say the least. With benefits ranging from vitamins such as: Vitamin B5, B6, K, C, and A; to powerful minerals such as magnesium; it is easy for one to see how avocadoes have errand their amazing reputation in the health community.
They also contain more potassium then a banana and have lodes of other minerals such as: iron, zinc, calcium and copper.
Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Chicken might be one of the most beloved proteins around. Not only is this particular type of poultry very lean it also pairs well with almost any dish. Think about it, what other food source is used as a bench mark for good flavor.
However, I should be noted that what cut of meat you use can really make a difference. When it comes to eating clean and healthy there is no portion better for you then the breast of the chicken.
Baked Salmon & Avocado Spinach Salad
If you are looking for a healthy, tasty filling lunch look no further. This recipe contains baked salmon, which is high in omega 3 fatty acids, protein and vitamin B12; Spinach, which is full of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, and iron. Not to mention this dish is full of rich healthy fats provided by avocados.
Probiotics are an important part of minting your good health. Not only do they help with digestion and energy production through the body; they also provide much needed assistance to your immune system fighting of harmful bacteria that enter your body. One of the best sources of probiotics is the fan favorite fermented food Greek yogurt.
Now, when it comes to health foods quinoa is no one trick pone. This health packed powerhouse has earned the respect and love of the health food world. Not only is quinoa is packed with essential minerals and vitamins such as: Vitamin E, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and B- Vitamins.
Not to mention quinoa is one of the only plant proteins out there that can be considered a complete protein source.
A chopped salad might not seem that exciting, but when you factor in the open creativity left at your hands, and the nutritious boost of lentils it will be hard to keep your feelings of enthusiasm under wraps.
Lentils are full of nutritious properties that not only help with decreasing cholesterol; they also help to improve heart health with the power of magnesium. As if that was not enough lentils also contain dietary fiber, which can aid immensely in the digestion process
When it comes to healthy food options with an amazing flavor there is a new sheriff in town. Cowboy caviar is a simple yet decadent combination of healthy food options including: tomato, avocado, kidney beans, lentils, lime, Onion and whatever else you wish to add. This dish completely customizable, and no matter how many times you make it you can always make it just a bit better. Fro an extra treat, try pairing this recipe with some home made baked sweet potato chips.
Veggies might not be your favorite food, but that might just be because you have not tried cooking veggies in this delicious way. Not only will stir frying your veggies release their maximum flavor potential; it will also give you a chance to fleck your creative cooking muscle. This recipe is super simple and allows for pretty much any variation you want.
Salad’s might not be considered to be the life of the party, however with just a few health and fun modifications you can take and ordinary chopped salad and turn it into a party in your mouth. Add a spicy kick of extra vitamin C with the addition of jalapeno peppers. Make sure to liven up the party with organic corn and organic cheese.
The snack box style lunch is simple and incredibly healthy, depending on what you load it with. This particular recipe gives you the freedom to decide what healthy snack sized veggies and organic foods you would like to include in your pot luck for one.
For such a small vegetable, chickpeas sure do carry a powerful punch. Loaded with dietary fiber, iron and manganese chickpeas are excellent food for anyone trying to lose weight or increase their energy levels through the day.
Who doesn’t love the spicy warming flavor of gumbo? Not only is this particular recipe loaded with spices and herbs that give this recipe a hard to forget flavor, it is also packed with an assortment of veggies that make this stew the healthiest thing you can brew.
With these healthy options you can once again look forward to your lunch and enjoy your meal. Bon appetite!
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