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7 Cheap and Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work

Are you struggling to save money by finding ways to prepare inexpensive meals you can take to work? You can save money by preparing your lunch meals at home rather than buying a $10 burger at Mcdonald’s, plus, you will be able to gain control of a healthier and cleaner way of eating.

Here are some cheap, delicious and healthy lunch ideas for work:

  1. Ravioli and Vegetable Soup

Whether fresh or frozen, ravioli can be prepared in minutes and made into a hearty main course. Shop for whole-wheat or whole-grain ravioli at any supermarket. You can use Tortellini as alternative.

  1. Red Curry Lentil Soup

Inspired by Dal, an Indian dish meaning “split” referring to the split peas or lentils used as a main ingredient. Its aroma is strong from ginger, curry, cinnamon and cumin giving a tasty flavor.

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  1. Broccoli and Ham Pasta Salad

Great for entrée, this pasta-salad is loaded with broccoli and pepper, smoky ham and sweet raisins giving it a punch of flavors.

  1. Mediterranean Wrap

Spice up the workplace with an exotic meal like this wrap stuffed with chicken breast, couscous, lemon and herbs. It’s easy to take away and will make no mess on your office table. Prepare a couple and chill to eat for quick breaks.

  1. Tofu Curry Salad

Add a twist to the classic chicken curry recipe by trading chicken bits with tofu, spread on toast or scoop onto a pile of leafy greens for scrumptious lunch.

  1. Salmon Sandwich

Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fats and other nutrients – serve on lemon-spiced pumpernickel bread for an instant lunch snack.

  1. Creamy Taragon Chicken Salad

Oven-poach the chicken in broth to intensify the flavor, keeping it moist and succulent. Combine it with sweet grapes and fresh tarragon making an elegant version of chicken salad mixed with a bed of greens and nuts.

5 Healthy Meal Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Great things come in little packages and meal times are no exception. Let’s face it – we have a hard time convincing our kids eat healthy food. They come to the table and ask for fried chicken and that’s it. We don’t have to punish them with leafy greens; we can provide an alternative to ‘gross looking food’.

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Here are some healthy meals your kids will absolutely love:

  1. Mini Bacon and Potato Frittatas

Trade a bowl of milk and cereals for protein-packed and fiber-rich mini frittata made with morning favorites like eggs, bacon and potatoes. This healthy meal will keep your kids focused and alert the whole day. These frittatas can be cooked ahead of time and microwave-heated to serve immediately for morning rush hour. Add a glass of milk and sliced fruit on the side for a more balanced meal.

  1. Sliders with Shallot-Dijon Relish

Kids adore burgers make your little ones some baby burgers ideal for pint-sized diners. Go for lean ground beef and if they prefer for the usual toppings, top theirs with low-fat cheese, tomatoes and relish. Sliders make it more ideal for counting calories – these baby burgers amount to less than 175 calories each.

  1. Bite-sized Tofu

Tofu is naturally charged with a lot of good stuff like calcium, fiber, healthy fat, iron, folic acid and protein.  Start training your kids to eat clean and healthy even at a young age.

  1. Peanut Butter – Banana Swirls

Spread peanut butter and bits of banana on a flat tortilla, roll it up and slice them to little pieces of wedges. Insert a toothpick through each piece and serve. These swirls provide heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fat, potassium and fiber.

  1. Carrot Pancakes

There’s always a special place for cake in every kid’s heart. Kids don’t normally like carrots but if it’s anything sweet they’ll grab it. They’re absolutely delicious plus abundant in nutrients with ingredients like carrots, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and canola oil.