Lunch is one of the staple meals of the day. In fact, without lunch you might lose focus for the afternoon grind, says Livestrong. Skipping it won’t do you any favors if you’re counting calories either, as the source points out this strategy often has a reverse effect.
So we’ve established that it’s important to eat a meal mid-day. But now, just as importantly, what should you eat? If you’re a busy professional, you might be tempted to grab something quick that you can throw into the microwave. However, that’s not always the most nutritious option. Here are several easy-to-make lunch options that will rev you up more effectively for the afternoon…
Simple Veggie Fried Brown Rice
Self.com points out, “the best kind of healthy lunch recipes are the ones with the number of ingredients in the name.” This recipe, from Aggie’s Kitchen, is indeed a 5-ingredient meal! You will need 1-cup of (frozen) mixed vegetables, 1-teaspoon of coconut oil, 2-eggs (slightly whisked), 2-cups of cooked brown rice, and up to 1/3-cup of low-sodium soy sauce.
You’ll also need a large wok to toss it all together and then season with salt and pepper for that extra burst of flavor. The recipe notes you can use frozen mixed vegetables to make the preparation of this lunch even quicker.