5 Lunch Recipes With Foods You Already Have in Your Kitchen

For most of us, our day to day routine has been completely turned upside down over the last few weeks. A lot of us are now working from home, balancing workload, homelife, homeschooling, increased handwashing while trying to stay healthy and eat as healthily as possible.

Being out of your normal routine while working in very close proximity to your fridge, you might find yourself consistantly grazing throughout the day. While others might find themselves skipping meals (especially lunch), as they no longer have a structure to their day and an increased demands.

To help out, I've compiled some simple lunch options, that won't keep you tied to the kitchen for long, will keep you feeling satiated for multiple hours and are packed with goodness.

1. Tuna Sliders

  • 1 medium carrot

  • 3 tbsp of corn

  • 1 tins of tuna (keep liquid aside for later)

  • 1 tin of tuna (keep liquid aside for later)

  • Paprika

  • Salt & pepper

  • 3-4 baby gem leaves


  1. Using a grater, grate the carrots and add to a bowl with the corn. Add the drained tuna, mayonnaise and 2 tbsp of the liquid and mix well. If you like to creamy, use more mayo. Add the seasoning.

  2. Spoon the mixture onto the individual leaves (you can layer two leaves for extra crunch!).

2. Pea & Lentil Fritters

Frozen peas and tinned lentils are a staple in most households, often used to bulk up dishes/soups. This combination is packed with protein and fibre, served with eggs will keep you feeling full till dinner.

Link to recipe here.

3. Spiced Chickpea Salad

This simple salad is easy to make, the vegetables in the salad can vary depending on what you have in your fridge and the dressing is light and zingy. It's the perfect salad for getting you into a summery mood now that the days are longer and the sun beginning to come out.

Check out @nourishforlife_ie on Instagram or our Facebook page for the recipe.

4. Lisa's Lean & Green Smoothie

  • Blueberries

  • 1⁄2 Lime

  • Spinach

  • Kale

  • 1⁄2 avocado

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed

  • Vanilla protein powder (pea or whey)