Healthy, Quick & Tasty Lunches

healthy lunch

Remember the 3 easy and healthy breakfast recipes I gave you last time? Well, who said that it’s not as easy to cook a good meal for lunch? When I am at Uni or at work, I don’t like to have a too heavy meal because otherwise I feel like taking a big nap after lunch instead of continuing working or studying! That’s why I prefer to have a light, healthy – and most importantly – yummy meal. And you know what the best part is? If you prepare it the day before (or even in the morning) and take it with you, you won’t spend too much money on eating out every day. Are you ready for three yummy lunch recipes that will revolutionise your daily routine? Here we go!

healthy lunch

Couscous salad with falafel and yogurt dip

What you need (for one bowl):
  • 1/2 glass of couscous
  • 1/2 glass of water
  • 1 pich of salt
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 falafel
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • some mint leaves
What you need for the yogurt dip:
  • 6 tablespoons of yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon
  • some mint leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • some chili powder

How to prepare it:

Prepare the couscous as adviced on the package. Cut the tomato and the cucumber in small cubes. Cut the mint leaves. Mix the couscous, the vegetables and the mint. Drizzle the olive oil over it. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir it. Cut the other mint leaves and mix them with yogurt, lemon juice, salt, pepper and chili powder. Put the couscous salad in a bowl, add the falafel and put the yogurt dip on top. Enjoy!

healthy lunch

Salad with baked squash and sweet potatoes

What you need (for 4 plates):

  • 1 squash
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 250g of feta
  • 1 lettuce
  • 100 g of sunflower seeds
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of balsamico
  • 3 tablespoons of pumpkin seed oil

How to prepare it:

Preheat the oven (200 degrees). Wash the squash and sweet potatoes and cut them into cubes. Put them in a pan with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake it in the oven for around 15 minutes. Add the feta and put it back in the oven for another 5 minutes. Wash the lettuce and mix it with balsamico and pumpkin seed oil. Put the baked vegetables on top and add the sunflower seeds. Enjoy!

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Gnocchi and spinach casserole

What you need (for 4 plates):

  • 350 g of Gnocchi
  • 2 Mozzarella
  • 1 onion
  • 300 g of spinach (frozen or fresh)
  • 4 tablespoons of creme fraiche
  • 4 tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

How to prepare it:

Cut the onion into small cubes and roast them in a pan with olive oil. Add the spinach and creme fraiche and simmer it for a short time. Preheat the oven (180 degrees). Cook the gnocchi in salted water. Cut the tomatoes in small cubes. Put the tomato cubes, the spinach and the gnocchi. Add salt and pepper and top it with the mozzarella cut into slices. Put it in the oven for around 15 minutes until the mozzarella is melted. Enjoy!


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