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Easy, healthy lunch ideas for work

Steal your kid’s lunchbox and pack it full of fresh and healthy meal options for work this week. Check out these easy and healthy recipe ideas — your body will thank you for it!

Chicken wrap

The best way to fight those edible temptations when you’re at work is with a healthy lunchbox full of filling food. Avoid the café across the road and steer clear of the vending machine in the hall. Rather make a beeline to the fridge for a healthy alternative. And you won’t just save your health! Save precious pennies by packing your own lunch and taking it into the office with you each day. Goodbye Maccas, hello health kick!

Aim for meals that are packed full of protein to keep you fuller for longer and make you less likely to give in to donut cravings come 3 p.m. Think tuna, salmon, lean meat and beans. Yum!

Chicken wrap

You can pretty much wrap up anything — last night’s leftovers, some tinned tuna, a few prawns. Just make sure you pack in plenty of veggies and opt for a wrap with less sugar.


  • Wholemeal wraps
  • Hummus
  • Lettuce mix
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Carrot, grated
  • Cucumber, chopped
  • Avocado, cubed
  • Barbecue chicken, skin removed
  • Sprouts
  • Cheese, grated


  1. Spread the wrap with hummus, then layer your veggies and meat on top.
  2. Top with a few sprouts and some grated cheese, and add dressing or sauce if you wish.
  3. Wrap it all up, folding the wrap in at both ends to secure and bind in cling wrap. Keep in the fridge until lunchtime.

Note: Play around with the ingredients and modify as you wish. You can even add refried beans, chickpeas and vegetarians can replace the chicken with beans or tofu.

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