Healthy & Easy wraps for your lunch box

Is rushing to get your lunch box ready part of your morning routine? Do you end up buying something for lunch most of the time?  Lunch is a very important meal. It provides the energy and the nutrients you need to work efficiently in the afternoon. It’s also very important for your wellbeing to take a break. Yes, having a break is not wasting time but taking care of yourself so you can be more productive! Remember that the blood sugar levels are directly related to your levels of stress. Try to take a break in a calm environment for at least half an hour. If you are working from home and have a tendency to lose track of time, set a reminder or an alarm on your phone. Don’t skip lunch!

Instead of every morning looking at your fridge and rushing to prepare something, try this :

  • Prepare your lunch the night before and store in the fridge
  • Use leftovers
  • Cook for several meals at once
  • Cook over the weekend a big batch of lunch and freeze
  • Prepare your lunch while cooking dinner
  • Plan your lunch before doing your grocery so you can get what you need :

Try these wraps recipes!

Hummus veggie wrap

1 wholemeal/seeded (8”) wrap, 3 tbsp hummus, 1” sliced cucumber, ½ tomato sliced, ¼ yellow bell pepper sliced, ½ small avocado sliced, small handful mixed salad leaves, a drizzle of hot sauce or siracha (optional)

Warm up the wrap in the microwave for 8-10 seconds. Spread the hummus all over the wrap to within an inch of the edge. Layer the cucumber, tomato, avocado and pepper. Top with the salad leaves and drizzle with hot sauce, if using. Roll up tightly like a burrito, wrap in foil and refrigerate till needed.

Optional: add a little crumbled feta cheese or blue cheese.

Chicken Caesar

1 wholemeal or seeded wrap, 1 handful chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce, 50-100g cooked chicken, 1 tsp grated parmesan, 2 sliced scallions (spring onions), 1tbsp Caesar salad dressing, freshly ground pepper

Warm the wrap in the microwave for 8-10 seconds. Place lettuce on the bottom third, top with torn up chicken, then sprinkle over the scallions, parmesan, and pepper. Drizzle the Caesar dressing over, then fold over the sides of the wrap and roll up, from the bottom to the top. Roll up tightly in foil, refrigerate till needed.

Optional: spread a tsp or 2 of pesto on the wrap before adding the toppings

BLT Wrap

1 wholemeal/seeded wrap (8”), 2-3 cooked rashers, 1 sliced tomato, small handful lettuce of choice, 1 tbsp mayo, 1 heaped tsp red pesto.

Warm up the wrap in the microwave for 8-10 seconds. Spread the mayo then the red pesto, mixing as you go. Top-bottom third with lettuce, then tomato, then bacon. Fold in the sides of the wrap and roll up from the bottom to the top. Wrap in foil and refrigerate till needed.

Optional: add some sliced red onion