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My Go-To Lunch Recipes for Busy Days

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Everyone is always on the quest to eat healthier and make balanced foods choices, but between running a business, home duties and taking care of my family, it's not always easy to make these choices happen, let's be honest!

So my busy day lunches also have to be:
* Tasty
* Quick to Make
* Easy to Enjoy
* Have to satisfy my hunger AND
* Keep me going for the rest of my day!

SO many boxes to tick for one humble meal, right?! :)

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These are basically 5 things that I look for in my lunches, to ensure lunchtime is also a meal that I enjoy! So I tend to choose a protein dish accompanied by a salad, soup and/or a veggie dip.

Check out my easy and tasty lunchtime recipe ideas below - which you can totally make the night before, saving yourself even more time! ;)

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Speedy & Smokey Chunky Tomato Salsa Recipe

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Ingredients: serves 4

* 400g can of chopped tomatoes
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 tablespoon garlic (frozen is quicker)
* salt & peper to taste
* 1 tb spoon frozen herbs chopped
* 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
* Optional: 1 tbspoons of tomato ketchup

Directions:

Place oil and garlic in a sauce pan and fry over medium heat for a couple of minutes until garlic is soft and lightly golden. Add tomatoes and cook on low to medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add the tomato ketchup if using, seasoning and herbs. Use  a hand blender or mixer to blitz the mixture into a thick salsa.

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Balanced lunch serving suggestion: For a tasty satisfying dose of protein, I serve the salad and salsa with Lean Pocket ( I love their pretzel bread!) , which also have have 100% real cheese inside (yum!) and no artificial flavors.

Check out all the Lean Pocket flavors available for you to try here!

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Fresh Peach & Mint Salad Bowl Recipe

Click here for printable recipe.

Ingredients:

* iceberg or romaine lettuce cut into strips
* tomatoes cut into segments
* peaches cut into segments
* chopped mint leaves
* 2 tablespoons of olive oil
* 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar 
* salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Cut all the salad ingredients and arrange into a platter or bowl in a pleasing manner. There are no rules! 

For the dressing, combine the olive oil, vinegar, herb and seasoning into a clean jam jar with a  lid. Shake the jar and pour onto the salad.

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Balanced lunch serving suggestion: For a tasty satisfying dose of protein, I serve the salad and salsa with Lean Pocket, which also have have 100% real cheese inside (yum!) and no artificial flavors.

Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by Lean Pockets but all opinions and recipes are my own.

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10 comments

  1. Boy, this is MY kind of lunch! So vibrant, gorgeous and, best of all, DELICIOUS!!! I need to add Lean Pockets to my grocery list!!!

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    1. Thanks Liz! These are super handy and I'm loving that there are no artificial flavors! ;)

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  2. I agree, come lunch time, all I want are food that are light, fresh and super healthy!! Love these ideas!

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  3. That salad is very pretty :) I need new lunch ideas to put in my teenage daughter's lunch box this year. She likes to eat lots of veggies and fruit each day.

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    1. Yeah, those pockets are super handy for lunchboxes too :)

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  4. Your photos are beautiful. They all look so yummy.

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  5. Great lunches for those rushed days!

    Thanks for linking up with Welcome Home Wednesdays! Live every Wednesday at 7AM CT.

    liz @ j for joiner

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