Bored of Your Office Lunch? Try These 7 Easy, Healthy Recipes Now!

Bored of the regular daal, roti, subs or ho hum sandwiches? Try these interesting, and a bit unusual lunches all of this week.

Your lunch dabba will be cynosure of all eyes, trust us!

Lite Bite: Make a Mixed Fruit And Vegetable Chaat

This recipe is quick to put together and delicious. Plus you’ll get all the necessary vitamins and minerals (think A, C, iron, calcium etc) and some good quality protein. Fibre comes from the seeds and some good fatty acids too. Carbs are missing - so it’s a good light meal for summer afternoons.

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Want a Change? Make a Thukpa-Style Noodle Soup

Follow this recipe to make yourself a thukpa-style noodle soup or a momo broth.

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Pack a Desi Sandwich!

You can also have some cachumber and raita on the side as well!

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Cool Lunch for Summers? Make Curd Rice with Ripe Mangoes and Tadka

This is a light yet a complete meal with protein, carbs and vitamins – all at one go with hardly any calorie dent! And the salad adds the necessary hydration too!

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Craving Meat? Pack Some Tuna and Chopped Apples

Tuna is extremely energy dense and packed with high quality nutrients. Even the cold veggies crudités make this a power packed combination of all the essential electrolytes and minerals needed to maintain balance in summers – B6, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium.

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Easy to Carry and Eat: Make Roti Roll-Ups

Roti roll-ups of cold tandoori chicken, cucumbers, chili and papaya or avocado. Perfect on the run meal! It’s a complete food to ensure satiety for a while. Besides, cucumbers are cooling too!

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Try a Paneer And Fruit Sandwich!

You’ll get a stockpile of fibre and B vitamins from this sandwich. These are very important for good digestion and good skin during summer.

(The writer is a nutritionist, weight management consultant and health writer based in Delhi. She is the author of Don't Diet! 50 Habits of Thin People (Jaico) and Ultimate Grandmother Hacks: 50 Kickass Traditional Habits for a Fitter You (Rupa))

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