A healthy lunch diet is a necessity that cannot be ignored. Lunch is a very important meal and it shouldn’t be skipped either. Unfortunately, not many of us are lucky enough to warrant long lunch hours.
We kind of rush through the day with barely enough time to manage all the responsibilities that are a part of our day. We have important decisions to make, seminars, meetings, tours and other errands that seem to take up the whole day and leave us wondering whether 24 hours are less for all the work that we have to complete.
Therefore, lunch usually tends to be a hurried meal of junk food from the local diner or a sugary snack from the nearby bistro. We rarely have the luxury of sitting down for a proper lunch and cooking the lunch seems like an impossible dream. In such a scenario the total fiasco ultimately affects our health and leads to various diseases like insomnia, ulcers, heart diseases, cholesterol, obesity, metabolic disorders and the list goes on.
However, it is very important to make some time out for yourselves and enjoy this very important meal to keep up your energy levels throughout the day. The task of planning or preparing for your healthy lunch diet is pretty simple actually. Yet, if you find it a little time consuming and are therefore shying away from it; well don’t. This article will take you through a recipe that is simple enough to make and it does not take a lot of time too.
It is very healthy and is an ideal choice for your lunch. All you have to do is put together a few ingredients and you can have a tasty and filling meal at your disposal. This meal is healthy enough for adults and children. It can be served hot or cold depending on your preferences and that makes it a very versatile recipe. You can just whip it up in the morning and pack it up to enjoy it during the lunch.
Healthy Lunch Recipe: this is a basic rice salad and you can come up a lot of your personal variations on the recipe. Believe it or not, it is pretty hard to mess this recipe up and it really does not require so much cooking as much as putting together is involved.
- 1 cup cooked rice. Preferably brown rice or wild rice.
- ½ cup of yogurt. Try skimmed milk if you are trying to lose weight.
- Some mint leaves.
- Black pepper
- Leftover roast chicken or turkey shredded- ½ cup
- Some green beans and carrots sautéed in olive oil or low fat butter.
- Mix together the rice, yogurt, mint, chillies, salt and black pepper.
- Put it in the fridge to chill.
- Take it out and mix in the shredded turkey or chicken.
- Serve the sautéed vegetables on top of the salad to make a filling and tasty meal.