Growing up in The Netherlands where lunch just comes down to a sandwich, I sometimes have a hard time making a lunch that does not consist of only 2 slices of bread with toppings. I bet there are more fit girls out there that love breakfast and look forward to dinners, but lack easy and nourishing lunch recipes.

Time for some lunch inspiration!

Veggie bowls. Perfect for lunches at home when you have time to prepare some veggies. I love to combine some kind of vegetable with lentils, beans or chickpeas and guacamole. Celeriac fries are awesome to go with this kind of lunch as well.

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Celeriac fries

 Salads with a twist. I really love simple salads but they don’t always fill me up properly. By adding beans, a boiled egg, fish, or meat you can include some extra protein which will keep you going longer. Nuts and avocados are awesome for some extra nourishment as well. My favourite dressing is a mixture of 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tspn hummus, 1 tspn apple cider vinegar (balsamic will work too), and some salt.

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Avocado salad

Leftover dinners. At first I thought eating pasta at 1pm was weird but I actually really like it. It keeps me going all afternoon and this way I don’t have to throw away any leftover food. Other recipes that work really well as a (to-go) lunch are quinoa and rice dishes and tabbouleh. Tastes at least as good cold as it did hot.

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Tabouleh

Avocado on top. A simple lunch I love is rice cakes, toast, or rye bread with 1/2 an avocado with some chili flakes, a bit of salt and some lime juice. Never lets me down.

Hope this helps! Still lacking inspiration? Check out more delicious and healthy lunch recipes! 

 

(Images: www.yummysalad.com  + www.thehappymango.wordpress.com)

 

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