10 Great Healthy Lunch Ideas for Self-Isolation

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With all the time we’ve been spending at home, and with all the cooking we’ve been doing, we’re starting to run out of ideas for mealtimes—especially for lunch. If you’ve been wondering what to make that’s easy to whip up for the kids, but something you’ll enjoy eating as well, here are some healthy ideas for your whole crew.

The Must-Have: Avocado Toast

There’s a reason avocado toast is so widely loved – it’s really delicious and even easier to make. Smash up half of a ripe avocado on a piece of hearty toasted bread and put a fried egg on top. Voila! For this recipe, Promise Gluten Free Chia and Quinoa Loaf gives you that much-needed crunch, with added health benefits that keep you feeling fuller, longer.

The Classic: Cucumber & Cream Cheese Sandwich

We love a classic—and cucumbers and cream cheese on bread never fails to conjure up memories of our childhood. Plus, when you serve it up on Promise Gluten Free Rustic White Sourdough Loaf, two slices can help you meet your daily fibre goal, a recommended target only 5% of people meet.

For Fans of Nut Butter: Peanut Butter on Apple Slices Sprinkled with Granola

This is an easy favourite that can be safely enjoyed in a home with no nut allergies. Slice up an apple, slather it with peanut butter (or any type of nut butter you enjoy), and then sprinkle with granola. If you’re feeling fancy, add a few chocolate chips for even more of a treat.

The Vegan Option: The Rainbow Sandwich

This meatless alternative is a delicious lunch idea! Pile tomato, red pepper, carrot, cucumber, zucchini, red onion, red cabbage, radishes and sprouts between two slices of bread with hummus for an amazing option filled with crunch and flavour. Try Promise Gluten Free’s vegan Soft White Loaf, as it delivers a soft texture and large slice size that holds up beautifully after toasting.

The Go-To: Last Night’s Leftovers

When all else fails, warm up last night’s dinner. This is one of the easiest ways to ensure you’ve got a no-brainer lunch for the next day. All you have to do is make a little extra the night before.

Perfect for Leftovers: Steak Sandwich

Have steak leftovers from last night’s barbecue? Turn it into a sub! Add steak, lettuce, relish, horseradish and tomatoes to your favourite seeded bun; a great option is the Multi Seeded Rolls by Promise Gluten Free, as they boast a nutritious seed mix that is packed with fibre, low in fat and soy-free. Want to take it up a notch? Serve with sweet potato fries to make this the ultimate crowd-pleasing dish.

For Cheese Lovers: Ham & Cheese Toastie

With only three ingredients, this sandwich is as easy as it is delicious. Start with toasting two slices of Promise Gluten Free Multigrain Loaf, and then add sliced ham, grated cheddar cheese and Dijon mustard. Talk about gooey goodness!

Anything and Everything: The Picnic Style

Also a fan favourite, this is when you throw a bunch of everything onto your plate—cheese, veggies, fruit slices, sausage or other meats you like. Anything goes! It’s easy to put together and very satisfying.

The Triple Decker: Chicken Club

Who can say no to chicken and bacon? This sandwich is a mouth full, with chicken breast, bacon strips, tomato, mayo and lettuce, but it’ll quickly become a household favourite. Build with three slices of Promise Gluten Free’s dairy-free Brioche Loaf for the ultimate lunch-time meal.

Let’s Make A Toast…

Sometimes, all you want is a slice of toast. But that doesn’t mean it has to be dull. Here’s a list of 25 great toast toppings so you can change it up while still getting your fibre. Make Promise Gluten Free your bread of choice, as their entire range is gluten-free, wheat-free, and low in sugar and fat.

And as a helpful bonus, all Promise products can now be purchased online at promiseglutenfree.shop in addition to stores nationwide (Sobeys, Foodland, Safeway, IGA, Thrifty’s, as well as at Whole Foods & Metro in Ontario and Avril in Quebec.)

 

Thanks to Promise Gluten Free Bread for partnering with us on this post.

 

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