5 Healthy Lunches for Under $10 a Day

Nutrition // 12WBT Staff

Eating healthy lunches doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune on buying fancy ingredients. Sometimes the simplest of meals are the best options.

Try these 5 simple yet tasty lunch ideas that’ll cost you less than a tenner each.

Good old sandwich

The filling choices are endless! But always go for whole grain bread with some protein (think tuna, ham, chicken breast, egg, grilled tofu, roast beef or even legumes such as smashed cannellini beans). Pack it up with salad – our favourites are lettuce, sprouts, carrots and tomatoes and add some extra flavour with ingredients like avocado, ricotta or cheddar cheese.

Sassy salads

No, we’re not talking your average (and boring!) lettuce, tomato and cucumber salad. Make up a bowl with a handful of simple protein (such as a can of tuna or some BBQ chicken), top up with your favourite veg and add some crumbled feta or a small handful of nuts with a drizzle of olive oil for some added flavour and texture.

This Kale, Macadamia and Tomato Salad with Avocado Dressing this one of our favourites! Get your FREE recipe now. 

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Fresh Sushi

Either store bought sushi or why not have a go making your own at home (it’s a super fun dish to get the kids involved in too!). Go for fresh fillings like raw salmon, poached chicken, canned tuna or fresh veggies and avoid the fried ones.

Quick Frittata

So quick and simple to make and can lend itself to so many different flavours and combinations. Pumpkin and asparagus is always a delicious combination – simply sauté your favourite vegetable ingredients and add into a quiche dish with 8-10 whisked eggs. Season and sprinkle some fresh herbs on top and voila! Best of all, you can make it ahead of time and heat up just before eating.

Crispy Corn Thins

Using corn things instead of bread is a great way to keep lunch interesting, tasty AND healthy. Top them with smashed avocado or ricotta cheese, add some protein such as tuna or egg  and pile as much of your favourite salad as you can on top. Delish!!

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