Healthy office lunch recipes Ideas – Packing for office lunch is a herculean task, midst the morning confusion. But skipping it is not a wise idea either. So we compiled a list of recipes you can prepare for your office lunch box.
Midst a hectic day at work, a few minutes away for lunch is a welcome idea.
All you need to refresh your mind is a healthy lunch that’s easy to prepare, filling, and packed with some energy, and of course, is yummy.
What will be better than home cooked food!
Here are some tasty recipes you can pack your office lunch box with every day.
A dish typical to western India, Sabudana khichadi is light on tummy and very delicious. It is very easy to cook too, so no hassle in the morning hours! Keep sabudana soaked in one cup of water overnight or till the grains have risen and are soft. To cook, first roast peanuts, and keep aside. Heat oil or ghee in a pan, and add curry leaves, cumin seed and chopped green chillies. When cumin seeds crackle, add chopped potato cubes. Fry the potatoes for 5-10 minutes, and then add soaked sabudana with extra water drained. Also throw in the peanuts and some coconut if you like. Now add salt and turmeric and let it cook for 5-7 minutes more.
Sprinkle some water if it is too try, or add some lemon juice.
To make sabudana moist. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.
If we talk about noodles Indian style, it is the best way to use up your last night’s left over curries. All you have to do is boil some packaged noodles in salt till they are soft. Then drain extra water and run it under tap water. Heat oil in a wok. Add some asfotedia and black pepper. If you are using fresh vegetables, cube them and add them now. Let it cook for 8 minutes, and then add the noodles. If you are using a left over curry, add the boiled noodles first. Grease the noodles properly with oil and then add the curry.
But be careful not to add a lot. Remove from heat and garnish with lemon juice and coriander. Your tasty lunch is ready!
Egg and Tuna Sandwich
This is a wholesome lunch, which will take care of your daily dose of protein, carbohydrates and fiber. If you want to use brown bread you can, however, white bread would not reduce the nutritional value. Firstly, stack your fridge with some canned tuna. To make this sandwich, hard boil 2-3 eggs and chop them. Now toast the breads. Spread ketchup, or sandwich spread, or whipped cream on the bread. Take one bread and spread chopped eggs on the base spread.
Similarly, spread tuna on other bread, and make a sandwich with both the breads. Make as many you like and have a happy lunch.
If early morning cooking is a nightmare for you, this simple preparation will be your salvation. Mix together gram flour, chopped onion, crushed ginger, chilly powder, chopped tomato and a handful of coriander leaves in enough water to make a thin batter. Now heat oil in a pan and spread the mixture like dosa. Cook it on both sides till golden brown. You can also add some chopped vegetables to the batter if you want.
You can use carrots, peas, cabbage or beans. Pack for lunch with ketchup.
Goodness of upma is not a secret to anyone. Semolina, or suji is easy to digest and gives energy to body. In a pan heat some oil, and add a teaspoon of black mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds splutter, add chopped onion, chopped tomato and some peas. Now add the spice powders – turmeric, coriander and red chilly. Add semolina with half a teaspoon of sugar and salt to taste. Stir till an appetizing aroma emanates.
Now add water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Pack it for lunch with coconut chutney.
So get rid of your canteen food, and have a wholesome home cooked treat for lunch, with these simple and tasty recipes!