If there’s one part of the work day we always look forward to (apart from going home and snuggling up on the couch, of course) it’s lunch time. You get to stretch your legs, rest your eyes, get some fresh air and most importantly, eat! But unless you were organised enough to do Sunday food prep that week, lunch time is right around the time decision fatigue kicks in. You realise you have NFI what you actually feel like eating, so you panic and order a less-than-appetising salad… or a burger bigger than your head that immediately puts you into a carb coma!
As it turns out, there is a middle ground with work lunches that taste great but don’t contain your entire daily calorie allowance. And you won’t even have to do any meal prep — well not really, anyway. As they’re ready in less than 15 minutes, you can quickly make them at night before you go to work or in the morning. They’re also super cheap, so they’ll increase the size of your wallet, not your waistband.
Scroll through the gallery for our favourite lunch recipes under 500 calories per serve, that take less than 15 minutes to make.
Southwestern Veggie Hummus Wraps
This veggie-packed wrap is the perfect grab-and-go option, taking only 10 minutes to make!
See the recipe here.