The majority of people tend to have a stable routine during the weekdays. It’s normal that you want to set a routine and follow it. It gets you more organized and productive, especially if you know how to find a balance between work and relaxation. If you’re in the group of people who has the weekend for yourself, then you’re at the right place. The weekend should be relaxing and filled with interesting activities to prepare yourself for the next week. I usually love to hang out with my friends and take a hike or sometimes, just stay in bed late. The food you eat is important during the weekends as you should aim to recover and reenergize your body. I have a struggle sometimes to eat healthy food during the weekends, but many recipes are easy and healthy.
In this article, I will share with you my favorite lunch ideas that will boost your energy and make the most of your weekends. Your Monday will never be the same again!
Why to Eat Healthy During the Weekends
If you’re eating healthy during the weekdays, why should you choose different through the weekends? It’s great to eat a cheat meal packed with the huge amount of calories from time to time. If you’re planning to do it every weekend, your energy levels will drop.
So, here you have the first reason of eating healthy through weekends – energy. High energy levels will make you motivated, more positive and of course, you will recharge even more for the coming week. There are many lunch ideas I love to cook on weekends. Surprisingly, all these lunches won’t take much time to be prepared and you can make more portions that can keep you going for the weekend.
Healthy Lunch Ideas Ideal for Weekends
All of these lunch ideas require basic ingredients and it’s effortless to prepare it. Also, it will take you only about 30 minutes for preparation. You can even cook for a whole weekend or make it a lunch on-the-go.
Viva Fiesta Turkey Wrap
If you’re lover of wraps, then you know how easy is to make a great tasting and healthy wrap. This one is delicious wrap packed with vegetables and proteins. It will definitely boost your weekend time!
- 5 whole wheat tortilla wraps (you can use more, depending on the serving)
- ½ lb of turkey or chicken breast
- 5 spoons of cream cheese
- ½ cup of lettuce leaves
- ½ cup of fresh carrots
- ½ cup of Mexican blend
Literally, anyone can prepare this delicious wrap. You don’t need any cooking experience. Just get the ingredients and take your time.
Step 1) Lay down tortillas and put the tiny layer of cream cheese. That way, you won’t eat a droughty wrap.
Step 2) Cut the carrot into small pieces and torn lettuce leaves. Put the lettuce leaves on the tortilla. Following put the carrots and chicken/turkey breast in the wrap. Make sure one side has more ingredients as it will make a rolling process easier.
Step 3) Roll the tortilla slowly, starting from the part where is a smaller amount of ingredients.
Step 4) Cut the wraps in half and leave it in the fridge for 10 minutes.
That’s it! You have a delicious and healthy wrap ready in less than 20 minutes!
Turkey Salad with Vegetables
This salad is full of vegetables that will provide you with the minerals. Also, the turkey or chicken will add up the proteins. It’s hard not to feel energized after this one!
- 1 large lettuce
- ½ lbs of sliced turkey or chicken breasts
- 2 tomatoes cut into wedges
- 1 avocado cut in dices
- ½ cup of thinly sliced red onion
- ½ cup of Parmesan cheese
- 4 spoons of high-quality olive oil
- 2 spoons of balsamic vinegar
- Pepper and salt
Step 1) Cut the vegetables and prepare the turkey/chicken breast. Put everything together in a big bowl.
Step 2) Mix the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a smaller bowl. Once you get the mixture, spill it carefully on the salad.
And your lunch is ready! It easy to prepare this one as it only needs basic ingredients. Also, the whole preparation process won’t take you more than 15 minutes.
Pesto Chicken and Veggies
This delightful recipe is straightforward to follow and it doesn’t require much time for preparation.
- 2 spoons of high-quality olive oil
- 4 pieces of boneless chicken breast
- Salt and pepper (don’t overdo it!)
- 1 lbs of green beans
- 2 halved tomatoes
- ½ cup of basil pesto
Step 1) Grill the chicken breast on the olive oil. Add the salt and pepper (or any other spice for better flavor). When it’s done, remove the chicken and cut it into small pieces.
Step 2) Cook the green beans in the pan. Once it’s done, return the chicken with tomatoes and pest in the pan. Stir it until everything is connected.
Step 3) Serve it!
The whole preparation process takes around 30 minutes, depending on the number of servings. You can put that salad in the fridge and it can stay in it for 3 days. Perfect healthy lunch for the weekend!
Rice & Beam Burrito
The last simple recipe is very tasty and will provide you with enough carbohydrates and protein that’ll keep you going.
- 2 cans of green beans
- 3 spoons of chili powder (if you like it spicy)
- 1 spoon of cumin
- 2 cups of Cheddar cheese
- 1 sliced tomato
- 1 sliced red onion
- 5 whole wheat tortillas
- 2 cups of cooked white or brown rice
Step 1) Mix the beans, chilling and cumin. Stir it up and add tomatoes, cheese and onion. Continue stirring until everything is combined.
Step 2) Put the mixture on one side of the tortilla and add rice over it. Start rolling, pack it in the foil and leave it in the fridge for some time.
The whole process won’t take you more than 30 minutes. You can leave the burritos in the fridge which means you can eat it through the weekend.
Have you ever tried one of these healthy lunch recipes?
Share you lunch recipes that you love to eat during the weekend to re-energize you.