Healthy school lunch ideas

As the summer is almost reaching its end it is time to start preparing for the new school year challenges. I don’t know about you, but I like to organize everything before the school comes. I always make my new school year plans and goals, plus my “diploma”. It might sound funny, but making all of that makes me happy, just like cooking. You do know that I am ambitious and that I love to dream, so why not put my dreams on paper?

I will definitely take the second option 😛 Well, although the summer is over and I know that the school is around the corner, I am getting forward to creating new recipes which I will take to school with me. I can’t change the fact of school starting again, but I can still make it fun right?

So here is what I have for you: 3 delicious and all different school lunch ideas for you to take to school. They are easy to make, healthy and delicious. I will take you through making each and every single one of the lunches, so don’t worry, you won’t need a superpower to get into your kitchen and create these super Healthy 3 different school lunch ideas

1.Gluten-free Chicken Quinoa salad

This salad is definitely one of my favorite ones. It is easy to make and it tastes really delicious. I don’t eat meat really often, but I really love it in this combo.

 

Gluten-free chicken quinoa salad

Super delicious and healthy lunch box for your school. The recipe is simple so that you can make it even if you are not made for the kitchen.

Ingredients

Grilled chicken

  • 150g chicken
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp garlic

Seasoned quinoa

  • 40g quinoa
  • 1 mug of water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbps lemon juice

Seasoned veggies

  • 100g carrot
  • 100g mushrooms
  • 100g parsnip
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

Grilled chicken

  1. Cut the chicken into thin slices. Season it and leave it in the fridge for 5 minutes. Heat up a pan with coconut oil and add in the pan. Fry the chicken for 5 minutes on high (until you get a golden color). After the chicken got that crispy crust, add in a mug of water and add a lid on top. Let the chicken cook for extra 20 minutes on low heat.

Seasoned quinoa

  1. Heat up the mug of water in a pot. Add in the salt and once the water comes to boil add in the quinoa. Cook for about 10 minutes and then drain the water out. Add lemon juice on top and set it aside to cool.

Seasoned veggies

  1. Heat up the oven to 200 degrees. Cut all of the vegetables into chunks and season them. Put them in the oven to bake for (carrot and parsnip 20 minutes), mushrooms 15 minutes.

2.Vegetarian Chickpea & Egg salad

Here is another yummy idea I love to make and I only need 10 minutes to prepare it. If I am ever late for school, this is my 1st choice.

Vegetarian Chickpea & Egg salad

Quick, refreshing and nutritious on the go meal you can make in every season.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200g chickpeas
  • 1 egg
  • 5 mini cherry tomatoes
  • 100g peas
  • 50g corn
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Put 1 mug of water inside a pot. Add in the egg and cook it for 10 minutes.

  2. In another pot add 1 mug of water, a pinch of salt and peas. Cook them for 5 minutes and then drain out the water.

  3. Drain and wash well the chickpeas. Cut the cherry tomatoes into chunks and put them in a glassed Tupperware. Add in the corn, peas, and chickpeas and mix well. Then simply add in the olive oil and vinegar and mix again.

  4. Once the egg had cooled down, cut it into small pieces and add it into the Tupperware.

3. Vegan curried tofu with a pasta salad

I am not a vegan, but I do love tofu. This curried version is my favorite, and trust me, I had experimented with a lot of different combos.

Vegan curried tofu with a pasta salad

If you are a vegan and need ideas for school lunch, then this one will be just the right one for you.

Ingredients

Curried tofu

  • 200g firm plain tofu
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp curry
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp corn
  • 4 cherry tomatoes

Pasta salad

  • 50g lentil fusili
  • 50g chickpeas
  • 100g peas
  • 50g salad of your choice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

Curried tofu

  1. Heat up a frying pan on low. Then cut the tofu into small chunks and add them in. 

  2. Mix the oil with soy sauce, sugar, and the spices. Add them to the pan and fry the tofu for 5 minutes. Once it is done, put the pan aside and add in the corn and cherry tomatoes.

Pasta salad

  1. Heat up water to boil in a pot. Add in the pasta and peas together with some salt and garlic. Cook it all for 15 minutes. Once they are cooked, drain them and add them to a bowl to cool down.

  2. Take the chickpeas out of the can, wash them and add them to the bowl of pasta. Cut the salad into pieces and add it in the bowl. Add the vinegar and olive oil and enjoy

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