Healthy Winter Lunches

Lunches are always the meal I struggle the most with. I’m usually running around, in the middle of juggling clients and children and my brain can have a tendency to lose its creative, inspired food button. I’m sure I can’t be the only one – right? My kids however, they always get a decent lunch. Part of my issue is that I am wheat intolerant and I tend to forget to cater for myself. 

 At the same time I know that fueling myself with a healthy, nutritious lunch will not only make me feel good but will aid my concentration levels, keep my mood perked up and make me more productive. I have an active lifestyle: between teaching 12 Pilates classes and numerous one to one clients every week and chasing 2 small children I get my activity quota in. So for me a low glycaemic index lunch is important to keep my energy levels sustained. I also get cold easily… so warming lunches make me happier. I get grumpy when cold.

 So to help me and to help you here are my top healthy winter lunches:

Healthy Lunch

Warm Lunches:

  1. Carrot and Lentil Soup. I love the fact this provides a portion of veggies and protein all in one hit. Pair it with a wholegrain roll or some oatcakes and some fruit and you are set for the afternoon.
  2. Baked potato with baked beans and cottage cheese and salad. Pure comfort food that you still know is healthy. This always fills me up.
  3. Poached egg on wholegrain toast with salad. If I don’t have any wheat free bread in then I have this with rice cakes and dip them into the egg.

 

Cold Lunches:

  1. Smoked mackerel and salad platter. If I’m working through lunch I quite like little bits to nibble on. Mackerel fillets are great as they provide omega 3’s but they don’t take a lot of preparation, I then tend to add oatcakes, a little cheese, some celery sticks with hummus or cream cheese, chopped tomatoes and cucumber and anything else in the fridge 😉
  2. Hummus with oatcakes, avocado and salad. There is something about making up a fresh batch of hummus ready for your lunch. Amazing.
  3. Peanut butter and banana on rice cakes. If you haven’t tried it you must. Finish up with a yoghurt and fruit for a full tum. 

What are your favourite lunches?

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One Response to “Healthy Winter Lunches”

  1. 7 January, 2015 at 10:56 #

    Your ‘whatever’s in the fridge’ salad looks very much like my normal lunch, only I do struggle with the protein element, tending to end up with cheese or egg each time. The mackerel’s a great idea for something different though x

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