If you’re working from home, or you’re a stay-at-home mom, we know it’s tough and time-consuming- but don’t give up on healthy stay at home lunch ideas just yet. After all, if you eat a lunch that’s low in nutrient density, your blood sugar will spike and that’s simply a recipe for a bad work afternoon.
Nothing beats eating a high nutrient density, healthy, homemade meal. Most of these recipes are easy to throw together and are relatively quick to make. Having the right lunch recipes is already the first step in helping you save time. Read on below for 23 quick meals that will help you break those unhealthy eating habits, boost your stay at home career and health .
Stay At Home Salad Ideas
Are you looking for a lunch that’s low-calorie but nutritional at the same time? Then try this lentil salad with goat cheese. It’s protein-packed and rich in folates and iron. We complete this hearty and comforting meal with goat cheese, pepper, and shallots.
Fruit in a salad, I mean… why not?? You might be surprised to hear this, but adding fruits like strawberry, litchi, or peach will blend in well with the greens. Top the salad with pecans for that extra crunch.
This salad isn’t as quick as the others, so you’ll have to invest a bit more time… but the final results are so worth it! This colorful beet salad is the definition of vitamin-packed superfood and it will kick-start your focus in the afternoon like nothing else.
It’s recommended that when you eat salad you should boost your protein intake by 25 grams and between 1 and 1 ½ ounces of fatty foods. This avocado chicken salad is the definition of this recommendation- the chicken makes the salad abound in protein, and the avocado in healthy fat, making not only a healthy lunch, but a hearty one too!
This California Steak Salad will fill up your belly and is a match made in heaven with the combination of arugula, cherry tomato, and avocado. Put your steak, asparagus and onion on the grill before adding the ingredients to your salad.
Stay At Home Casserole and Slow Cooker Ideas
Asparagus, spring onions, and butter beans are all recipe for this veggie-packed minestrone soup. This soup is a great hack to have up your sleeve, especially come springtime.
Tortilla chips, cheddar-jack cheese, and cheesy chile mixture are ingredients for this tasty chicken enchilada casserole. This casserole doesn’t only taste out of this world, it’s also easy to make.
For a more satisfying lunch-like meal, try this delicious beef and barley slow-cooker dish. Carrots, celery, and chunks of beef are mixed with barley resulting in an indulgent lunch.
An all-time favorite dish is lasagna, if you’re worried about packing on the calories- worry no more. This recipe is low-fat and features mozzarella and ricotta cheese with layers of lasagna noodles, spinach, and marinara sauce.
Be kept full for longer with this protein and fibre-packed tomato lentil soup. It’s also easy and quick to make, not to mention how good it tastes!
Stay At Home Sandwich Ideas
You’ll experience Mediterranean tastes of basil, mozzarella, avocado, and tomato combined together to create a delicious bomb flavor. You can whip up this creamy toast quickly, as it only takes a few steps to make.
Are you devoted to taco? If yes, then don’t miss out on this avocado, tuna, reddish fusion. Cilantro leaves and a dash of jalapeno brings out the best flavor of this taco truck tuna sandwich.
This easy to make dish tastes good and is filling. Take sliced bread, a corn wrap, or a kaiser roll and pop in slices of turkey, apple, and cheese to make this filling lunch.
Are you craving something sweet and sugary? Then try this crunchy peanut butter wrap that is bound to satiate your cravings. The flour tortillas, apple, granola, peanut butter and anything else you want to add make this wrap filling enough.
Greek yogurt, chicken, grapes, and garlic blend well to create an amazingly stand-out taste which will make you abandon your favorite mayo sandwich for good. This sandwich is absolutely guilt-free. Are you feeling a bit skeptical? Then give it a try to experience the taste yourself!
Other Stay At Home Lunch Ideas
Take your tastebuds for a spin with this stir-fry that incorporates asparagus, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce to create the ultimate feast for your taste buds- so good! I make this dish for dinner too!
For a quick, filling, and wholesome lunch- enjoy this flavorful treat after a 10-minute preparation. The combination of blended herbs, grains, and beans are to thank.
Here’s an idea for a healthful and yummy lunch meal. Noodles, salmon, and veggies combined will give you lunchtime to look forward to.
Treat your Mexican food cravings with this low-calorie and nutrient-dense Burrito bowl. If you have chicken breast that’s already been cooked, this Burrito bowl wouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to make.
This is another super-quick lunch meal to make, taking up only 10 minutes of your time. All you need in order to make these roast beef roll-ups is chopped veggies, sliced beef, flour tortillas, and cream cheese. I like mine with a little horseradish.
This is a tried and true, hearty and tasty dish that comes together fast. Add a seasoning blend of chopped celery, onions, and bell peppers to enhance the taste of this dish. You can speed up the prep time by using microwavable rice, or you can use traditionally cooked rice as well.
You’ll be surprised how a can of coconut milk and a little bit of peanut butter can turn into a delicious meal. Use soba noodles, creamy shortcut satay sauce, and frozen edamame to make this delicious vegetarian main. You can customize this dish with your own fresh ingredients as well, like adding some oil or a block of tofu- you won’t be sorry.
These stuffed sweet potato studs make for a meatless lunch that’s not only healthy, but is satisfying as well. Black beans, quinoa and roasted salsa create a balance of charred and fresh flavors. If you can’t find Cotija cheese, use goat cheese or crumbly quesco fresco as a just-as-tasty alternative.
Let us know if you try any of these stay at home lunch ideas or if you have a favorite, you want to share with us! Let us know in the comments or in our group