What should you eat for lunch?

In this brief article, we will answer the question, “What should you eat for lunch?” and provide information on whether vegetable wraps can be consumed for lunch as well as some lunch ideas.

What should you eat for lunch?

You should eat chickpea salad sandwiches for lunch. Chickpeas are a good source of protein. The fiber present in chickpeas can also help in providing satiety. 

Chickpeas also contain vitamins and minerals. Chickpeas are also easy to smash and then be incorporated into the sandwiches. You can carry them for lunch in your tiffin box too.

To prepare the chickpeas sandwich, cook the chickpeas and then transfer them to a bowl. Use a potato masher and start mashing the chickpeas. If you do not have a potato masher with you, you can use a fork instead.

Chop the carrots, celery, pepper, and onions. In the bowl containing chickpeas, you can add the salt, mustard, pepper, dijon, and mayo.

Add sunflower seeds and basil too. Take 2 pieces of bread and add the chickpea filling along with the chopped veggies. Place the other bread slice on top of the filling and serve.

Can vegetable wraps be consumed for lunch?

Yes, you can have vegetable wraps for lunch. Veggies are a good source of fiber. Apart from this, it is easy to prepare and would not take a lot of time.

For preparing the vegetable wraps, you would need to initially spread the hummus over the tortilla. Add the cooked spinach, carrots, edamame, avocados, and cucumber as fillings. 

Drizzle a little bit of salt and pepper on the fillings. You can then roll the wrap. An optional step would be to add a bit of olive oil over the wraps.

What are some of the lunch ideas?

  • Sesame soba noodles can be one of the recipes that can be quickly prepared for lunch. If you suffer from gluten intolerance, there are gluten-free soba noodles that are available as well.

To prepare the soba noodles, you would have to first make the dressing. In a bowl, add vinegar, ginger, tamari, garlic, and sesame oil. You can add a bit of honey too. Mix them well.

Once that is done, you can keep a pot of water on the stove. Allow them to boil. When the water starts to boil, add the soba noodles and cook them as per the instructions given in the packet.

After the noodles have been cooked, transfer them to a colander. Wash them well in water and drain. To remove the starchiness of the noodles, you can apply a bit of olive oil to the noodles.

Add the noodles to the bowls containing the dressing. You can add lemon juice to the noodles. You can also chop radishes and mint. Add them to the noodles. Add the dressing on top of the noodles along with some sesame seeds. Serve.

  • Potato soup can be consumed as a side dish alongside the main dish. For preparing the soup, you would need to first heat the oil in a skillet. Add the chopped onions, pepper, and salt. Saute them till the onions turn translucent.

You can then add garlic along with vinegar and mix well. Add the chopped potatoes, vegetable broth, and beans. Allow the mixture to boil. Once it boils, reduce the heat and allow them to cook for 30-35 minutes.

Once the soup has been cooked, remove them from the stove and allow them to cool. After the soup has cooled completely, transfer them to a blender. Add a bit of paprika, olive oil, and lemon juice.

You can then mash the beans and potatoes (using a masher) if they have not been mashed properly in the blender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

  • Cauliflower rice can be another delicacy that could be consumed for lunch. It is definitely a good idea for individuals suffering from gluten intolerance.

Initially, you would need to check whether the cauliflower is dry. Once the cauliflower dries, chop them well. Separate the leaves and core of the cauliflower as you would not need them for this recipe.

Add the cauliflower pieces to a food processor and start to pulse them. You can do this in batches. Add a bit of seasoning and mix well. Do not pulse too much as the cauliflowers can become mushy. You can then mix them well with cooked rice.

To remove the raw flavor of the cauliflower, you can roast the cauliflower in a skillet with oil for a few minutes. Once done, allow them to cool before placing them in a blender.

Conclusion

In this brief article, we have answered the question, “What should you eat for lunch?” and provided information on whether vegetable wraps can be consumed for lunch as well as some lunch ideas.

Reference

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/healthy-lunch-ideas-for-weight-loss

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