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The perfect lunch plate combo

Lunch is potentially the most powerful meal of the day – no matter what the champions of breakfast tell you! When you eat the right kind of food at lunch, it’ll help you stay full and alert throughout the afternoon. You won’t be as tempted to snack, and you’ll feel more energized. But healthy lunch can sometimes be a little hard to plan for and figure out. That’s why we’ve developed the tasty recipes you find on this site. However, sometimes you might just want to go freestyle!

So we’ve devised a simple to follow formula, based on the balanced plate concept to make it easy for you to create your own perfect lunch combination

The basic idea is to divide your meals so that half of every plate is made up of vegetables, one quarter is protein and one quarter is carbohydrates. It is designed to be simple, effective, and help you achieve adequate daily nutrition.


The Basic Formula

Below are a list of suggested ingredients plus the amount of each you should have on your for the perfect lunch plate formula:

1/2 Fruit & Vegetables          +
1/4 Proteins    +
1/4 Carbohydrates

Kale

Tomatoes

Spinach

Carrots

Sweetcorn

Peas

Cabbage

Papaya

Apples

Swede

Beetroot

Chard

Salmon

Tuna

Steak

Chicken

Halloumi

Feta

Chickpeas

Eggs

Yoghurt

Pork

Lamb

Prawns

Quinoa

Wholegrain pasta

Noodles

Baked potato

Sweet Potato

Rice

Bread (if you must!)

Power it up!

Now you’ve got the basic foundations to your perfect lunch plate you can fire it up further with some of these key ingredients to give you a healthy and balanced meal:

Healthy Fats

Olive oil

Coconut oil

Grass-fed butter

Oily fish

Avocadoes

Full fat natural yoghurt

Eggs

Nuts & Seeds

Sunflower seeds

Pumpkin seeds

Chia seeds

Flax seeds

Cashew nuts

Almonds

Walnuts