My Healthy Lunch Ideas

Hi Everyone!

I’m back with a post on some healthy lunch recipes. I’m no fitness or nutrition expert (although I am currently studying a nutrition course) ☺️

I don’t know about you but I find it so difficult to find healthy lunch recipes that are tasty. I know so many people who have tasteless salads for lunch everyday and I want to change that. You can eat tasty food & lose weight & I’m going to prove it!! Food was created to make us happy 😜

Most of these meals are based on high protein & getting loads of veggies in.

All of the meat used in these recipes is from Dublin Meat Co, which you can purchase from here. A lot of the other ingredients are from Lidl or Aldi, which makes these recipes tasty and  affordable to make.

First up is one of my favourite recipes for either lunch or dinner,

Massaman Chicken Curry 🍴

This is so tasty and packed with flavour 😍 There’s so many great things about this recipe – you can make it a vegetarian one, you can get in loads of veggies that you wouldn’t really be able to in other meals boosting your nutrition, you can eat this as a pre or postworkout meal, you can use the leftovers of last nights dinner for your lunch the next day. I recommend only eating carbs after a workout so if you’re having this when you haven’t worked out e.g. in work, cut out the rice and just have it with a wrap to dip in the sauce (dream) 😻 I usually fold the wrap in 4 (as shown in the pic) and pop it in the toaster. When it’s done spread some real butter on it for healthy fats & it will melt. Delish!!

I already have the recipe for this one up, find it here 👌

The rest of my lunch ideas are all low carb meals, because I’m assuming you’ll be in work and won’t have worked out. Add carbs like some sourdough bread or whole grain rice if it’s a post workout meal 🍚

Next up is

Shredded Curry Chicken & Apple Pitta 🍏 

This one may sound like a bit of a weird combination but I swear it’s so good. I’ll tell you how to get a healthy substitute for mayonnaise here too 🙌

What you’ll need:

Wholemeal pitta 🥙

1/4 green apple

1 poached chicken breast, shredded (I wouldn’t buy the stuff in supermarkets because it has so many additives, poach your chicken breast by boiling in water for 30 mins and then shred with two forks)

Medium curry powder

0% fat Greek yoghurt

How to make:

Take 4 tablespoons of the yoghurt and put into a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon curry powder (or more according to your taste).

Add the shredded chicken to the bowl and mix around until it’s fully mixed together.

Pop your pitta in the toaster on a low heat – these will burn easily, watch out 👀

While you’re waiting chop up your green apple into tiny chunks and add it to the mixture. Pop the mixture into the freezer for five minutes.

Take your pitta out of the toaster and let it cook for a few. The amount of times I’ve burnt my bloody fingers off a steaming hot pitta trying to cut it – I wouldn’t advise it. When it’s cool-ish cut it in half with a bread knife and pop your mixture in with a fork.

That’s it! This tastes so good and is a really handy one for lunches on the go. You might need 2 pittas if you have a long day.

Another favourite of mine is:

Chilli con Carne topped with Greek yoghurt 

I’ve posted the recipe for this Body Coach lean and delicious Chilli Con Carne before – I think it could be called Chilli Con Avocado on my website 🥑 Get the full recipe here. I love this for lunch it’s seriously delicious. Cut out the rice again for a low carb one at lunchtime.

This one is topped with a mixture of feta cheese and 0% fat Greek yoghurt and coriander. Yessss!! 😍 I usually add a crispy wrap with some melty butter too.

The next one is good for a cold day:

Massaman Curry & Carrot soup 🍵

This one is so tasty! I got the idea from a place we went to in Iceland.

What you’ll need:

3 carrots, sliced

1 medium onion, diced

1 clove of garlic

Coconut oil

400ml chicken stock (try get from fresh chicken, not the pots you add water too as they’re full of preservatives)

Himalayan pink sea salt

Black pepper

0% fat Greek yoghurt

2 handfuls coriander, chopped

Unsalted peanuts

How to make:

Put a teaspoon of coconut oil into the pot on a medium heat until melted. Add the garlic, onions and carrots into the pot and stir.

Put a lid on the pot and leave for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Put the chicken stock into the pot and turn up the heat, removing the lid.

Add two teaspoons of Massaman curry paste. I use this one, which we bought at an Asian food store:

Your veg should be starting to soften now. Cook for a further 10 minutes. Add one handful of the coriander to the mix and a pinch of salt and pepper. Turn off the heat and leave to cool for about 10-15 minutes.

Use a hand blender to blend all the ingredients together. This took me about 15 minutes, be patient 😂 Once it appears smooth put the pot back on the hob to reheat.

Use a ladle to pour into a bowl, adding a heaped tablespoon of Greek yoghurt on top. Chop up the peanuts and add on top of the yoghurt, finishing off with sprinkling the rest of the the coriander on top.

Bon appetit 🙌

The next recipe is ideal if you’re looking to keep super lean and increase your protein intake:

Turkey Mince with Chorizo

Before I get into this recipe note that chorizo is high in fat and salt. I just use a small bit here to add some flavour to the turkey mince & wow does it make a difference 😍🍴

I don’t have too many pics of this one sorry!

What you’ll need:

Turkey mince

2 slices of chorizo, chopped finely



Red peppers, diced

Red onion, diced

1 clove of garlic, chopped

Handful coriander, chopped

Coconut oil

How to make:

Put one teaspoon of coconut oil in the pan and wait until melted. Add the garlic, onions and peppers and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

Move the veg over to one side of the pan and add the turkey mince. Once one side looks cooks flip it on to the other side. Don’t let it brown much. Once the meat is cooked mix into the veg. Now add the little bits of chorizo into the mix.

Add one teaspoon of cumin and two teaspoons of paprika. Mix together. Add the handful of chopped coriander.

That’s it ready to eat 👍 I usually have this with a toasted wrap or pitta and it’s delish. If you’re a veggie I’d advise using Quorn Mince which is very tasty.

Hope you enjoyed this post with some lunch ideas. This is just a small portion of some of the meals I make for lunch so there’ll be another post going up soon, including more fish recipes.

If you make any of these make sure to send me a photo or tag me on Instagram @rekammend_me

Karissa x

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