What’s your favourite healthy packed lunch?
My current go-to lunch is quinoa, tuna and avocado salad:
50g (uncooked weight) quinoa
1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
0.25 tbsp white wine vinegar
60g drained tuna
Half an avocado
100g cherry tomatoes
25g feta cheese
30g baby leaf spinach
1 tbsp mixed toasted seeds
According to MyFitnessPal: 684 kcal, 45.3g fat (10.4g saturated), 35g carbs (5.8g sugars), 34g protein, 11.1g fiber
Cook the quinoa then mix with the oil, lemon juice and vinegar. Mix with the other ingredients. I tend to make enough quinoa for 4 portions and then add the other ingredients each morning.
It’s quite high in fat content (although mostly healthy fats) and is the most calorific meal that I have each day, but it leaves me feeling full for the rest of the afternoon with good energy levels.