Making a good choice at lunchtime can make or break your body transformation results.
If you’re not prepared when it comes to your lunch, you may find yourself quickly grabbing something that will have negative repercussions on your diet.
You don’t have to spend hours meal prepping, nor do you have to whip up meals that would rival a Michelin star chef. We’ve come up with lunch-friendly recipes that can be made in minutes and are seriously simple and delicious.
Here are our top five recipes, with over 40g of protein in each, that will keep your lunchtimes delicious and your fat loss goals on track.
A simple switch from mayonnaise to Greek yoghurt effectively reduces the fat content of this recipe, without losing the flavour. This is a great recipe to make a large batch of, and use throughout the week in sweet jacket potatoes, salads or with cauliflower rice (as pictured).
Macros: Calories: 404 Carbs: 21.3g Fat: 11.8g Protein: 55g
Using our recipe for Caesar dressing, this salad packs over 50g of protein from delicious, pulled chicken breast, mozzarella and boiled egg. This is a great low carb lunchtime option, and you can throw it all together in five minutes.
Tip: Pack your salad dressing separately, so that your salad doesn’t go soggy by lunchtime.
Macros: Calories: 406 Carbs: 7g Fat: 17g Protein: 50g
Stuffed with a creamy chicken, mushroom and ham filling that is loaded with protein and packed with flavour. This filling would also pair well with courgette ‘spaghetti’, made using a spiraliser.
Macros: Calories: 490 Carbs: 33g Fats: 16g Protein: 59g
Lettuce ‘cups’ replace traditional taco shells to keep the carb content of this meal low, but with so many delicious toppings these tacos really pack a lot of flavour. You can make a batch of beef taco filling and pack your lettuce cups separately.
Macros: Calories: 360 Carbs: 3g Fats: 14.1g Protein: 58.2g (per 3 tacos)
This is a salad with a difference. Bold flavours that marry together perfectly, you’ll be the rival of all your colleagues at lunchtime with this tasty recipe.