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Fun and Easy Lunch Ideas

Updated: Jan 18, 2019

Here are 2 healthy, easy and delicious no-cook lunch ideas!



Curried Chicken and Cranberry Salad

Serves 4.


Ingredients

  • ¾ cup natural Greek yoghurt or mayonnaise

  • ¾ teaspoon curry powder

  • 2 cups leftover cubed cooked chicken

  • 1 medium apple cut into 1cm chunks

  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup thinly sliced celery

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions


Step 1
Combine Greek yoghurt and curry powder in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2 Stir in remaining ingredients.


Tips

  • Can be made a day ahead and eaten the next day (flavours develop more).

  • Serve in a lettuce cup or wrap

  • Can use 1/2 mayonnaise and 1/2 yoghurt


Lunch Wraps

Serves as many as you make.


Ingredients

  • A wrap of your choice: pita bread, tortilla wrap, rice paper, Mountain bread wrap, baby cos leaf, iceberg lettuce leaf, nori (seaweed wrap), pancake wrap, egg omelette wrap, Chinese cabbage leaf.

  • A protein filling of your choice: nut paste, cooked chicken, chickpeas, roast beef, hummus, roast lamb, canned tuna, canned salmon, mild / tasty cheese, cottage cheese, ricotta, prawns, marinated tofu, egg, brown lentils, red kidney beans.

  • Veges or salad: shredded lettuce, raw or roasted capsicum, avocado, tomato, corn, roasted sweet potato, roasted onion, red onion, shallots, sprouts, alfalfa, snow peas, canned artichoke, raw or cooked beetroot, raw or steamed broccoli, shredded cabbage – red or green, grated carrot, sliced celery, sliced cucumber, roasted eggplant, green beans, shredded kale, slice raw or roasted mushrooms, roasted pumpkin, sliced radish, baby spinach, grated zucchini.

  • Your favourite sauce: Greek yoghurt, nut paste, hummus, tzatziki, pesto, mayonnaise, Hoisin sauce, salsa, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, cranberry sauce, plum sauce, satay sauce, honey soy sauce.


Step 1

Lay wrap out on a flat surface and spread with sauce of your choice.


Step 2 Arrange a variety of vegetables or salad over the wrap.


Step 3

Place a line of protein in the middle of the wrap.


Step 4 Roll or wrap it up!

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