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Lunchbox Ideas – My Top 5 Picks

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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.  
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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. 
Photo of avo egg sandwich
Recipe of Avo Egg Sandwich

Preparation time:  10 minutes
Serves : 2 persons
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

  1. Mash and spread the avocado over the bread.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and spread over the avo toast.
  3. Place some arugula leaves on top, grill the sandwich for a minute or so till you get the desired grill marks. Enjoy

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