In theory, Sunday meal prep is a great idea; you make a list, hit the grocery store, and buy everything you need to make a week’s worth of homemade meals, however, things don’t always work out as planned. Whether it’s a busy schedule, a weekend away, or you’d just rather be doing other activities, we don’t always have time to prep homemade meals from scratch.
Fortunately, packing a healthy lunch doesn’t need to be complicated if you’ve got the right ingredients on hand. In fact, you can pack a healthy lunch that will last all week in the fridge in your DALCINI™ Stainless steel lunch containers without even turning on the stove! So, here are 4 simple no-cook lunch ideas that you, and even the kids, are sure to love.
1. Sushi + Snap Peas + Oranges
These days it is easy to find pre-made sushi in most grocery stores and, depending on your preference, you can find both fish and vegetarian options. By opting for rolls with fish you can help add some much-needed protein to your lunch, while vegetarian options will keep well in the fridge for multiple days. Paired with some fresh veggies and fresh fruit for dessert, this sushi lunch box is a simple no-cook lunch idea that can save you a ton of time and money as opposed to ordering out.
2. Falafel + Tzatziki + Hummus + Cucumber + Pickled Turnip
All of the goodness of a falafel plate in one little box? Don’t mind if I do! Falafels can be found in the frozen or prepared section of most grocery stores, and they are a great source of plant-based protein thanks to their chickpea base. Not to mention, when paired with fresh veggies and dip they create both a flavourful and fun lunch to eat!
3. Prosciutto + Cheese + Olives + Tomatoes + Crackers
Nothing says indulgence like a cheese board and these little boxes are exactly that! Quick and easy to make, these little boxes are perfect for lunch and snacks and are packed full of protein and healthy fats to keep you fueled for hours to come.
4. Hummus Wrap + Bell Pepper + Trail Mix + Apple
Want flavor in minutes? Hummus to the rescue! Available in a variety of flavors, hummus is a great way to add some vegetarian protein to a sandwich or wrap, and when paired with fresh veggies it can help to create a well-balanced meal complete with protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats.