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Simple Food For Lunch: Ideas That Are Easy To Make
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  • Writer's pictureLily Bell

Simple Food For Lunch: Ideas That Are Easy To Make

Updated: Apr 14

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Salads, sandwiches and wraps, and one-pot wonders. After reading this article, you will have ideas for lunch that are easy to make and taste delicious.

Lunch is an eating habit that helps our body go further towards the end of the day. Whether we are working or idle, we get hungry. This part of the meal fuels us to boost our body to receive activities to go on further for the next part of the meal of the day which is dinner.

I don't know about you, but for my lunch, I want to eat it every time to enjoy it, okay?

So, for me, there is no uneasiness to accomplish this. I have to go easy on preparing my said meal.

You and I must understand how quick and easy lunch ideas like this list can make it worthwhile when meal prepping or even cooking as we go. This article will give us simple food for lunch. Just like that.

Salads: Fresh and Effortless Options

If thinking about lunch, there are many kinds of simple salad ideas to choose from. Some are not even likely to require you to chop and dice everything (minimal). Simple leafy vegetables. Added to it two or more ingredients of topping variety per recipe can be used interchangeably as pairings layered on top, EASY!

For Quinoas, walnuts, craisins, eggs, sunflower seeds, sesame, corn, cheese, beets, onion, pomegranate, mango, tomatoes, and many more. With homemade vinaigrette dressing to your liking.

There you have it quick healthy salads with effortless options.

Sandwiches and Wraps: Grab-and-Go Lunch Solutions

I have this book about easy wraps for lunches that I thrifted from a second-hand bookstore. I was planning to give it to my mom so she can make the wraps for lunch at least not to meal prep to make it easier on her because she doesn't meal prep anyway to make it more easier on her. But, I kept it. I need it when there are programs I attend that require whole-day attendance. At least I can bring food that is sustainable throughout the rest of the day while I am there. And very easy to prep.

It outlived my expectations the wrap recipes and quick sandwich ideas aren't bad at all. They are the grab-and-go lunch ideas we crave and are heaven-sent for us not to scramble on what to prepare when pressed with time or when we can't even think about planning lunch for the next few days.

Wraps recipes like:

Buffalo Chicken Strips with Goat Cheese

Chipotle Hummus

Cucumber Salad with scrambled egg

... and many more

veggie with hummus bowls

Even sandwiches like:

Chicken Salad with Craisins and Walnuts

Ham and Egg Sandwich

Tuna in Toasted bread with Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Avocado

... and many more too!

One-Pot Wonders: Minimal Effort, Maximum Flavor

Half-day workers will love this idea. Set it and forget it!

My mother got a thrifted (using this word twice now) crockpot from the thrift store. It still works and looks like new with a small minor dent. She is so happy with her find that she brought it home. Now it is going to be used for convenience for a one-pot meal that packs a punch when it comes to flavorful dishes.

I am going to share with you later on my blog a recipe for braised pork. A recipe that my grandma always cooked with a little tweak through it as it was passed from one person in my family to the next my grandma, my mom, and then me. It is called Homba. So, I'll share that with you. It is delicious with hot rice and a side of veggies. With chili sauce to lessen the fat to the taste. And peppery taste slow cooked in the Crock Pot.

Bowl Meals: Combining Flavors in a Bowl

Bowl meal ideas are easy. I am not against some that you can prep the chopping and dicing then combine the layers way ahead and just store it in the fridge when you are ready to put it together for lunch. I am all in with prepping ahead too.

Then get your bowl and layer the ingredients as you would like—easy bowl recipes with different flavorful bowl combinations.

Soup, stir fry noodles, layer poke bowl, tuna bake in a bowl, and many more.

Vegetarian and Vegan Options: Delicious Plant-Based Lunches

I am excited to write about this category in this article. These delicious plant-based lunch options are there to wow you.

Just like the salads in the first subheading, there are salads with grains for vegan lunch recipes like:

Vegan Couscous Salad

Ribbon Zucchini Salad

Green Bean Salad

Tofu Salad


Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Veggie and Hummus Sandwich

White Bean & Avocado Sandwich

Hummus sandwich

Time-Saving Tips for Busy Days

If you seem you can't make it all in one go especially if you are not a homebody like me and you are out and about doing what makes you happy, my suggestion is to meal prep. So that you will have effortless lunch preparation. And less headache and more quality, time-saving lunch eating that are quick meals for busy schedules.

Enjoying this simplicity with your lunches is great especially if they are not repetitive and you get excited about this meal prep coming up for your newfound love of new easy and delicious lunch recipes to enjoy.

Keep researching according to your diet keep adding recipes to your repertoire, and embrace the simplicity of preparing your meals. for lunch of course.

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