There are few things I love to see in my lunchbox. I usually don’t have time to prepare for an elaborate lunchbox, but it’s essential to keep a few healthy ingredients handy. They will even make your leftovers shine with the right combinations.
Here is a list of my must-haves’ for a quick and healthy lunchbox
- Fillings/stuffing: That goes inside my wraps or sandwiches. It can be a mixed veggie filling or with a little chicken. I usually dice my veggies and chicken so that they get uniformly cooked in less time. It will last a couple of days.
- Bread: Any bread comes handy while preparing a lunchbox. I prefer sourdough bread, and occasionally I do buy country bread with walnuts or olives. Homemade stuffed parathas or chapatis with filling are some of my favorites.
- Fresh produce: Colourful veggies that stay crunchy for a long time are so much better. Bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, arugula, etc. are a few of my kitchen staples.
- Yogurt/spread/Dips: when I am in a hurry, all I do is grab a tub of regular(not flavored) or greek yogurt and pack some homemade granola. Sometimes it’s just a handful of nuts and berries. It keeps me full for a long time. Homemade spread or dips, especially hummus with veggies and crackers is great.
- Grains/lentils: Pre-cooked rice, quinoa, bulgur, lentils, etc. mixed with veggies or protein are great as dinner, and the leftover goes into my lunchbox.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serves : 2 persons
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
- Avocado 1
- Egg 2 (boiled and chopped)
- Potatoes 2 (cooked and chopped)
- Labneh 2 tbsp
- Mustard ¼ tsp
- Mayo ½ tsp
- Bread slices 4
- Cherry tomatoes (optional ) a few
- chili flakes (optional)
- Salt and pepper
- Mash and spread the avocado over the bread.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and spread over the avo toast.
- Place some arugula leaves on top, grill the sandwich for a minute or so till you get the desired grill marks. Enjoy