Having a lunch that’s packed with flavour and nutrients is important, even while you’re working from home. But finding the time to prep a delicious mid-day meal can be difficult in between long meetings and keeping the kids occupied now that they’re home from school (and often, filled with their own opinions on what constitutes a tasty lunch). The good news is that cooking a healthy and flavoursome lunch doesn’t have to be a time-consuming task — there are so many recipe ideas that are quick to put together and sure to please every member of the family. From wraps, salads and omelettes to things on toast and food on sticks, read on for easy and delicious lunch ideas while working from home.
Sandwiches are lunchtime staple, but when eating the same old chicken sandwich starts to get old, it’s time to switch things up with a wrap. From Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Burritos and Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps to Chicken Parm Crunchwraps and Cilantro Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, just about anything can be rolled up into a delicious wrap.
Things On Toast
Avocado toast is all the rage these days, but this nutrient-packed superfood shouldn’t be your only go-to toast topper. Ricotta Toast with Kale and Cherry Tomatoes, Potted Shrimp on Toast with Pickled Cucumber and Tomatoes and Lardo with Basil Oil are all as easy to make (and as equally delicious) as avocado toast. And for the littlest members of the family, let them indulge in gooey goodness with this Tex Mex Cheese on Toast recipe.
Omelettes & Frittatas
In need of a fast and filling lunch? Eggs are where it’s at. Omelettes and frittatas are quick, easy and incredibly versatile. Whip up this Feta & Semi-Dried Tomato Omelette, Cheese & Ham Omelette, Greek Salad Omelette or Spanish Spinach Omelette, or else take advantage of whatever you have in the fridge to make your own creation. And whether you have a little extra time on your hands or want another set of hands to help with meal prep, it’s easy to get kids involved in making Cheesy Frittatas and shareable Omelette Wedges.
A vibrant salad is the best way to get in your daily dose of fruit and veg during the work day, and with it being summer, there’s nothing better than taking advantage of the abundance of fresh seasonal produce that’s available. Bite into a delicious Greek-Style Tina Salad, Broccoli & Feta Pasta Salad, Tuna & Cucumber Quinoa Salad, and get kids on board with tasty Vegetarian Taco Salad and Asian Rice Salad with Veggies.
Food on Sticks & Finger Foods
Fact: food is just more fun when it’s on a stick or when you can grab it with your hands. Adults will love digging into classics like Asian Beef Skewers and Sausage Kebabs, while kids won’t be able to get enough of new lunchtime favourites like Cheesy Meatball Bombs, Broccoli Bites and Baked Quinoa Chicken Nuggets.