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Healthy lunch recipes for spring

Posted on April 26th, 2019

Now that we’re finally starting to see the sun, a big, hearty meal doesn’t sound quite as inviting as it did in the winter. However, that means that we can finally focus on lighter, healthier meals again! So without further a due, here are some healthy lunch recipes for you to try this spring.

Sesame salmon, purple sprouting broccoli & sweet potato mash

Try this Asian-inspired salmon recipe for a boost of protein and healthy fat. Flavours of ginger, sesame and honey blend effortlessly into the fish to create a well-balanced taste and the added vegetables only serve to make the whole meal more delicious and nutritious. Better yet, you can cook this simple lunch in just 15 minutes.

Pea & broad bean shakshuka – (V)

Full of seasonal vegetables, this shakshuka recipe is a slight variation on a classic. It’s got plenty of protein from the eggs and nutrients such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and C from all those lovely greens. And since this vegetarian dish comes in at a very light 200 calories, you don’t have to worry about going in for seconds!

Bean, ham & egg salad

This lunch recipe is super simple; it requires just 8 ingredients and takes 15 minutes to cook. It’s fairly low fat which makes it ideal for those on a HCLF diet and it has a fair amount of protein for such a low calorie profile.

Crunchy radish & tomato salad

Radish is such a traditional spring vegetable that lends its flavours perfectly to a crisp, fresh salad. Pair with the sweetness of tomato, bitterness of cucumber and earthiness of onion, and you’ve got yourself a salad mix that’s made in heaven. This recipe is ideal as a side dish, but you can easily bulk it up for a satisfying lunch to take to work or school.

Spicy seafood stew with tomatoes & lime

Put a spring in your step with a spicy blend of seafood, chillies, root vegetables and herbs. This light, one-pot lunch is loaded with protein and leaves you with very little clean-up. Better yet, it’s only 347 calories per serving! What’s not to love?

Chargrilled vegetable tacos with smoky salsa – (Ve)

Tacos with a twist! This healthy taco recipe is absolutely packed with flavour and gives you all of your 5-a-day in just one serving. They’re also really easy to make and you can cut out most of the work by simply buying pre-made tortillas.

Smoked haddock with lemon & dill lentils

Thanks to the lentils and haddock, this lunch recipe is incredibly high in protein with hardly any carbs or fat. It’s great for those of you on a low-GI diet and it’s also completely gluten-free, making it coeliac-friendly.

Like the sound of these healthy lunch recipes?

We hope these recipes have inspired you to get creative in the kitchen. Spring is the time for new beginnings, and so what better time than right now to get into new, healthier eating habits?

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