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Quick Lunch Ideas for Busy Weekdays

We all know how busy weekdays can get and having quick, nutritious lunch ideas on hand is key. Check out these nutrient-packed quick lunch recipes to make in between meetings or you can even prepare them the night before. The whole family should love these recipes!


Tuna & Avocado Sandwich

Recipe makes 1 serving.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can flaked white tuna (drained)
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 stalk celery (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp red onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 pieces of your favourite bread (I love Little Northern Bakehouse)

Directions:

  1. Mix the tuna, salt, pepper, celery and onion together in a small bowl. Add avocado and mash into the mixture.
  2. Toast slices of bread, top one slice with the tuna and put the other slice of bread on top. Enjoy!

Curried Chicken Wrap

Recipe makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 3oz cooked chicken breast (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 apple (chopped)
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla (or gluten-free tortilla)

Directions:

  1. Mix together the chicken, mayonnaise, curry powder and apple in a small bowl.
  2. Lay out the tortilla, top with the chicken and roll tightly into a wrap. Enjoy!

Smashed Chickpea Wrap

Recipe makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • Handful of chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp red onion
  • 2 tbsp parsley (chopped)
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla (or gluten-free tortilla)

Directions:

  1. Add the chickpeas, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a bowl and mash together with a fork. Add the onion and parsley and mix to combine.
  2. Add chickpea salad to the middle of the tortilla and wrap up tightly. Enjoy!

Quinoa Veggie Bowl

Recipe makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup quinoa (cooked)
  • Handful of chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cucumber (chopped)
  • 1/2 tomato (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (cooked)
  • 1 tbsp feta (crumbled)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp parsley (chopped)

Directions:

  1. Add quinoa to your bowl and top with remaining toppings.
  2. Drizzle lemon juice overtop and garnish with the fresh parsley. Enjoy!

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