With the New Year well under way, that resolution of staying healthy may be suffering and the motivation slightly dwindling. However, don’t be disheartened if you’re beginning to fall off the wagon, because we’re about to pick you right back up again!
Here at SANT, we know that eating healthily and working out regularly is not so much of an issue of willpower (although we must admit, that can be a struggle) as it is an issue of time and convenience. Whether you’re a student on a budget or a regular working commuter, we have devised a list of quick and on the go lunches that we’re sure you’ll love to prep and enjoy.
Sweet Chilli Tuna with Stir Fry Vegetables
This recipe is perfect for anyone on the go as it is so simple. Begin by tossing some tuna chunks in a light sweet chilli sauce, making sure to cover the tuna completely. Add as much or as little of the sauce as you prefer, as this lunch can be adapted to taste! Next, take a pre-mixed bag of stir fry vegetables and add these to your tuna, continuing to work in the sweet chilli sauce. Place in a Tupperware box and sprinkle with sesame seeds. A quick and easy lunch which will be just as yummy cold or heated!
Soy Sauce Chicken and Green Vegetables
Begin by thoroughly cooking one medium sized chicken breast in some low fat soy sauce. You can either choose to fry the chicken in small pieces, or use a grill to cook the chicken whole. Select some of your favourite greens, be it broad beans, broccoli, or asparagus, and get them going in a small frying pan. Add salt and pepper to taste, and you have a freshly prepared paleo lunch. Add rice if you wish, but bear in mind this dish may be served cold!
Minted Pea and Pesto Soup
For this recipe, you may need a little more time and patience, but we guarantee it will be worth it! Begin by weighing frozen peas out (around 100g per person). Place the peas in some boiling vegetable stock and leave to simmer. After four minutes, add three teaspoons of mint sauce, or three mint leaves and stir. Again, leave to simmer for a further four minutes. Add one tablespoon of pesto and season with salt and pepper to taste. Finally, blend your soup together to a thick consistency and serve.
Salmon and Veggie noodles
This last recipe is quick and easy, and seriously healthy! Season salmon fillets with salt, pepper, garlic, chilli, and ginger, and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes. While this is cooking, take a spiralizer and shred some cucumber and butternut squash, which will act as your noodles. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can easily buy pre-shredded noodles from the supermarket. When your salmon is cooked, unwrap the foil parcel and place on the bed of veggie noodles. Add an optional spoonful of tzatziki and enjoy!
Words: Megan Goodey
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