Needing some lunch inspiration? Take a look at what our very own nutritionists would eat for lunch on a typical working day!
Lysanne, Research Nutritionist
My lunches vary a lot. Often I prepare my lunches in bulk and freeze them for when I need them. To keep it interesting I also like to bring leftovers from the night before.
I always make sure my lunches contain lots of vegetables and protein, are super tasty and will keep me full for a long time.
Today, my lunch is one of the eight delicious lunches I prepared all at once two weeks ago! My lunch consists of turkey mince meat balls in a tomato sauce & added fresh zucchini noodles.
The turkey mince meat balls are seasoned with basil, chilli, garlic, onion and parmesan, I also added in ½ tsp of Morlife Certified Organic Beetroot powder for some added goodness. The sauce is made with garlic, onion, Italian herbs, celery, carrot, lots of tomatoes and a splash of red wine!
Sahar, Research Nutritionist
My lunch usually consists of a lean source of protein, mainly chicken breast and some form of carbohydrate like pasta, quinoa or rice. I always make sure to include as many colourful vegetables in my lunch.
My favourite would be spinach as it’s so versatile and I always feel good when I eat more greens! Today’s lunch consists of pasta, I have mixed through my favourite home made greens pesto which contains a tsp of Morlife Certified Organic Kale powder for an extra green boost! In the pasta, I’ve added spinach, tomato, red onion & mushroom.
I’ve also added in some grilled chicken breast which I seasoned with rosemary, salt & pepper and lemon juice- my favourite combination!
Kristina, Research Nutritionist
I love variety and experimenting with different flavours, who says healthy has to be boring and bland!? My lunch is usually left over from dinner that I cooked the night before.
Today I have white bean and veggie patties, served with crispy paprika potatoes and capsicum, fresh rocket and home made guacamole. It can be difficult to eat enough vegetables throughout the day so I try to incorporate vegetables into my meals as sides as well as sneaking them in other ways! Even in a burger patty I will add shredded vegetables like carrot, beetroot and cabbage.
I also added Morlife Certified Organic Quinoa flakes and an egg into the patties for protein and carbohydrate which will help keep me full for the afternoon.
Lauren, Research Nutritionist
A good, nutritious lunch brightens my day and keeps me energised throughout the afternoon.
I always have a source of protein (turkey, chicken, ham) and cram in as many vegetables as I can! To add variety I enjoy adding herbs and spices (mostly coriander or basil!).
Today I have a classic winter warmer, good old homemade chicken soup. With mixed vegetables, tender pieces of chicken, lentils and fresh herbs and spices it makes a delicious and satisfying lunch. When cooking the soup, I put in a dash of Morlife Certified Organic Spirulina powder for added nutritional benefits.
Leisa, Research Nutritionist
Lunch for me generally consists of leftovers from the night before. Having a family with two young children (5 and 1), catering to their food needs is a must, as well as managing the household budget.
Our meals generally focus on a wholesome balance, with quick and easy meals and as many vegetables as possible (especially the hidden kind). Today I have a vegetable quiche with sweet potato, carrot, zucchini, mushroom, tomato, asparagus, capsicum, corn and broccoli. I also like to add in some hidden healthy gems, so today it’s Morlife’s Certified Organic Quinoa grain and Chia seeds.