Easy Lunch Ideas to get you through your week

5 easy work lunches with 15 ingredients

5 easy work lunches with 15 ingredients

Stock these 15 ingredients and your week’s worth of lunches are in the bag!  Thanks to http://www.weighitup.com.au/ for these nutritious & easy ideas.

Ham, Cream Cheese & Cherry Tomato Pizza

Ham, Cream Cheese & Cherry Tomato Pizza

Serves 1

1 wholegrain wrap (can use gluten free)
2 tbs chunky tomato salsa
75g shaved ham
2 tbs extra light cream cheese
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tsp grated parmesan cheese
few spinach leaves

Preheat sandwich press.

Spread wrap with salsa, top with ham, dollops of cream cheese, tomatoes and scatter over parmesan.

Toast, making sure the lid doesn’t come in contact with your pizza, for approximately 10 minutes.

Serve with a few spinach leaves scattered over the top.

PER SERVE: Energy:1285 kJ (307 Cals) Protein:  25g, Fat:  8.7g (Sat  4.1g), Carbs:  28g (Sugar  7g), Fibre:  6g

Smoked Chicken Wrap with Cream Cheese & Salad

Smoked Chicken Wrap with Cream Cheese & Salad

Serves 1

1 wholegrain wrap
1 tbs Extra Light Philadephia Cream Cheese
1 tsp mustard
1 handful of baby spinach leaves
1/3 cup coleslaw
4 slices of cucumber
4 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
75 g smoked chicken fillet, sliced

Spread wrap with cheese and mustard.

Add spinach, coleslaw, cucumber, tomatoes and chicken.

Season with salt & pepper and wrap, securing with cling wrap or baking paper.

PER SERVE: Energy:   1255kJ (300Cals), Protein:  30g,  Fat:  7.7g (Sat  2.9g), Carbs:  24.9g (Sugar  5g), Fibre:  5.6g

Warm Tuna & Brown Rice Asian Salad

Warm Tuna & Brown Rice Asian Salad

Serves 1

½ 250g packet of pre cooked brown rice (freeze the other half for another time)
95g tin Safcol tuna in springwater, drained
1 cup fresh coleslaw
2 tsp soy sauce (gluten-free)
25g baby spinach leaves
2 tsp ALPS Blend

Place all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 2-3 minutes. Or heat in a small saucepan, covered, for a few minutes.

Stir and serve.

PER SERVE: Energy:   1384kJ (330Cals), Protein:  29g, Fat:  8g (Sat  2g), Carbs:  35.7g (Sugar  3.2g), Fibre:  1.3g

Tangy Tomato & Smoked Chicken Spaghetti

Tangy Tomato & Smoked Chicken Spaghetti

Serves 1

1/2 packet 250g packet Slim Pasta spaghetti, well rinsed
1/2 cup Chunky Tomato Salsa
150g packet of frozen vegetables
75g smoked chicken fillet, diced
25g baby spinach leaves
1 tbs parmesan cheese (optional)

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Quesadilla

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Quesadilla

Serves 1

1 wholegrain wrap (or use gluten free)
1 tbs extra light cream cheese
50g coleslaw
50g smoked salmon
lemon pepper to taste

Preheat sandwich press.
Spread cream cheese over wrap.
Add coleslaw and salmon to half of the wrap, season with lemon pepper and fold in half.
Cook for 5 minutes, or until golden.
Serve with salad.

PER SERVE: Energy: 1136kJ (271Cals), Protein:  23g, Fat:  8g (Sat  3.2g), Carbs:  24.7g (Sugar  4.3g), Fibre:  3.6g

Place pasta in a bowl and pour over boiling water to cover.

In microwave safe bowl heat salsa, vegetables and chicken for a few minutes, or until warmed through. Add spinach and heat for another 30 seconds, until leaves have just wilted.

Drain pasta and toss with sauce.

Sprinkle over parmesan to serve.

PER SERVE: Energy:   1212kJ (  290Cals), Protein:  31.2g, Fat:  5.9g (Sat  2.6g), Carbs:  23g (Sugar  11.9g), Fibre:  21g

Information sourced from: http://www.weighitup.com.au/nutrition-health/5-easy-work-lunches-with-15-ingredients

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