Promises are to be kept! I know how hard it can be to find some inspiration when it comes to lunch cooking. So, here they're, my 5 lunch recipes of the moment. Plus, most of them are even perfect on the go, isn't it cool?!
All of them are easy to prep and don't cost an arm and a leg. It's healthy, filling, and sometimes a bit different than what we're used to eating. A bonus here, most of the ingredients are seasonal (Belgium) & low-meat. Ok, I'm totally spoiling my 5 healthy benefits recap 🤦🏻♀️..
Mozzarella & pepper salad
(Here peppers are not seasonal thus nor local.)
2 bell peppers,
One ball of mozzarella di bufalla,
Bake your bell peppers for 40 min at 200 degrees (400F).
Once ready, remove the skin from the bell peppers and cut them into fine slices.
Add the mozzarella as well as the bell pepper slices to a plate.
Spice it all.
Tweak your plate with the arugula and the balsamic cream.
Healthy coral lentil pasta box
For more flavors, I suggest you get your tomatoes & mozzarella from a real Italian grocer.
50 gr of coral lentil pasta,
1/2 mozzarella ball,
One hand of dry tomatoes,
50 gr of soy pearls,
1 tbsp of olive oil (optional as you already have the oil from the dry tomatoes).
Cook your coral lentil pasta into a boiling pot of water and do the same for the soy pearls (approx 10 min).
In the meantime, cut your mozzarella into small cubes.
Once ready, 2 possibilities: eat them cold or warm.
For the warm version, pour the coral lentil pasta into the warm pot and add all the other ingredients.
Keep stirring until the mozzarella cubes are melted.
Once ready, help yourself.
For the cold version, let everything cool down.
Once ready, put everything into a Tupperware and save it in the fridge for the night.
Simple yummy bagels
Ok, easier recipes don't exist! But to be quite frankly it is soooo yummy! Maybe also because it is that simple & quick to prep. You only need 5 ingredients.
Philadelphia cheese (don't blame me I really looove Philadelphia)
Red onion (optional)
Not even sure I need to tell you guys... Anyway, simply cut your bagel in half and grill each slice. Then, spread your Philadelphia and top it all with the coriander and the spices.
Mozzarella & tomato toasts
This is clearly the combo we'll never get tired of. Honestly, it is simple, so simple that I forgot about it. (Here tomatoes are not seasonal thus nor local.)
One big hand of basil,
1/2 of mozzarella ball,
3 small slices of bread,
Olive oil (optional).
First, preheat your oven at 180degrees (360F).
Aside, cut your tomatoes into fine slices.
Repeat with the mozzarella ball.
Put your tomatoes and your mozzarella slices onto the bread.
Add some leaves of basil, a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Bake it for 15 min in the oven at 180 degrees (360F).
Healthy quinoa salad
50 gr of quinoa,
1/5 of red cabbage,
10 gr of blue cheese,
1/2 of red onion (optional),
1 red radish,
How to prep your healthy quinoa salad:
Start by cooking your quinoa into a big pot of boiling water with a pinch of salt.
In the meantime, get your ingredients ready (cut the apple into fine cubes, cut the radish, red onion, basil, & blue cheese as well).
Once the quinoa is baked, pour it into a box and let it cool down.
Aside, you can already mix all the other ingredients and add the spices as well as the lemon juice.
Finally, add your mixture to the quinoa and mix it all.
Save it in the fridge to have it ready for your next lunch.
That's it, guys. If you prep some, please let me know and tag me on Instagram (you know how much I like Insta😅).
PS: Find even more great recipes here.