When you are working out regularly or doing strong and challenging yoga sessions, it’s important to nourish your body to give you energy for even the toughest of workouts.
Here’s 5 quick, tasty, and healthy lunch ideas to fuel your body and boost your workouts.
Grilled Salmon with Sweet Potato
This is a super easy meal that takes under 5 minutes of preparation. Simply heat at oven to 180C, chop a sweet potato into cubes and places on baking tray. Cover in a little olive oil and paprika and roast for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, add the salmon fillet to the potatoes and bake for another 10-15 minutes. While the salmon is cooking, stir fry some green vegetables in a little olive oil for 2-3 minutes and serve warm of cold.
Warm Vegetable Salad with Hummus and Mixed Seeds
You can make your hummus simply by blending cooked chickpeas with tahini, lemon juice and garlic, or if you’re short on time, shop bought hummus works just as well. Simply stir fry lots of colourful vegetables in a pan ( – courgette, mange tout, grated carrot, broccoli, and sweetcorn work well) with some subtle spices ( – turmeric and chilli work well together!). And then top with a couple of tablespoons of hummus and sprinkle on a handful or pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
This is the perfect make-ahead meal. Make a big batch of the dal, eat some, keep some in the fridge, and freeze some for when you’re short on time. To make the dal, simply place 1 cup of mung dal or yellow split peas in a pan with 3 cups of water and bring to the boil. Boil for 10 minutes and add in a selection of vegetables, 2tsp ginger, 2tsp turmeric, 1tsp chilli powder, and a squeeze of lemon, and cook for another 10-15 minutes. Serve with basmati rice and vegetables.
Tuna and Sweetcorn Toastie
Bread has got itself a bad name in the last few years because of the gluten intolerance craze. Truth is, only about 2% of the population are intolerant to gluten so if you can digest it well there is no reason to cut it out. Simply butter two slice of bread, fill them with 1 can of tuna mixed with 2-3 tbsp sweetcorn and either place under a grill for 5 minutes of fry for 2-3 minutes each side.
Salmon and Pesto Stir Fry
This is a great meal for using up leftovers. Just stir fry mixed vegetables with a little pesto and some leftover rice and then flake a salmon fillet into the mixture to heat through. Simple!
For more healthy recipes and meal ideas check out our popular e-book, Yoga Food.