A food post coming your way! Putting together a nutritious and filling lunch doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, you can get by with a rotation of a few options, which you can throw together onto a plate to make the right lunch combo every single day.
All you need to know is the ratio. To create the perfect plated meal, use about a handful of protein, about a palm-size of healthy fat and fill the rest of the space with veggies. There you go!
Today, I’m sharing a look at some of my recent super simple lunches, all of which took very little time to prepare. And outside of the fried or runny eggs (which can easily be replaced by hard-boiled eggs), these meals can also be eaten totally cold, straight from your lunch-box in the fridge at work, if that’s what your situation calls for. Veggies and meats can be prepped in advance, as well.
11 super simple healthy lunch ideas
Quick, colorful and easy, these 11 meals each include healthy fats, protein, carbs and most importantly, valuable nutrients in the veggies. And you’ll see, they have very similar ingredients, because healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated. Ready, set, eat …
One whole mashed avocado on gluten-free toast with two fried eggs on top and sauerkraut on the side, all coated in turmeric.
A bunch of roasted broccoli cooked with coconut oil, half of an avocado and three fried eggs, all topped with turmeric.
One baked white sweet potato, a grass-fed beef burger topped with half of an avocado and sauerkraut on the side.
A spinach veggie burger, two hard-boiled eggs, a mug of hot bone broth, half of an avocado and sauerkraut, all topped with green salsa and turmeric.
One toasted gluten-free pita topped with crunchy raw almond butter, with mashed sweet potatoes and a dollop of full-fat Greek yogurt on the side.
One baked sweet potato, two fried eggs, a mug of hot bone broth and half of an avocado, all topped with turmeric.
A bunch of roasted zucchini, two hard-boiled eggs, a mug of hot bone broth, half of an avocado and sauerkraut, all topped with turmeric.
Tons of roasted butternut squash fries covered in cinnamon, two runny eggs, a mug of hot bone broth, half of an avocado and sauerkraut, all topped with turmeric.
Lots of cauliflower rice sautéed in coconut oil and covered in green salsa, avocado, sauerkraut, two hard-boiled eggs and half of an avocado.
A few slices of roasted purple sweet potato, sauerkraut, two runny eggs and half of an avocado topped with hot sauce and turmeric.
A mug of hot bone broth, half of an avocado, roasted butternut squash fries covered in cinnamon and two fried eggs.
And there you have it! As you can see, there are only a handful of foods used on rotation in these meals, and I can assure you they are all filling, delicious and never get old. Happy eating, my friends! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week, and I’ll see you back here for some favorites soon. Be well!
For more insight into what my grocery shopping looks like, check out this busy gal’s guide to healthy and easy staples at Trader Joe’s or my meal prep plan. And if you like these food pics, head on over to Instagram, where I share real-time meals at least once a day. 🙂
Questions of the day
What’s your favorite lunch combination?
Where do you eat lunch each day? Work? Home?