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5 Healthy Lunch Recipes Under $5

Tired of wasting all of your money on food and drinks? So are we! Prepare your own healthy meals at home to save some extra cash, plus you will know exactly what’s included in your food. We have tracked down five easy lunch ideas under $5 for those who don’t mind being a bit thrifty.

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BLT Sandwich

Ingredients: 2 rashes bacon, 2 slices wholemeal bread, Iceberg lettuce, 1/2 ripened tomato, 1 teaspoon mayonnaise or tomato sauce.

Who can resist a classic BLT Sandwich, yum! We love them so much that we even provided a recipe on SHESAID, but this one is even better (and will save you some extra money as well).

5 Healthy Lunch Recipes Under $5

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients: 1/2 kg chicken mince, olive oil, butter lettuce, 1 tablespoon chilli flakes, 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Use chicken mince instead to save a little extra money (plus, it’s so quick and easy to cook – even for beginners in the kitchen). Season with chilli flakes, then transfer into a bed of lettuce.

5 Healthy Lunch Recipes Under $5

Couscous Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 cup couscous, 1/4 cup crumbled feta, olive oil, lemon juice, 1/2 red grapes

A delicious couscous salad is perfect if you’re watching your weight, but still want to feel satisfied after your meal. Enjoy with crunchy red grapes and crumbled feta cheese over the top for extra flavour. Replace the grapes with cherry tomatoes or olives if they’re not your thing.

5 Healthy Lunch Recipes Under $5

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Ingredients: 2 beets, 2 tablespoons walnuts, 1 cup mixed greens, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, crumbled goat cheese

Try this light spring/summer take on a traditional salad for a healthy lunch or dinner meal. Perfect for those who are vegetarian, make sure to add some of your favourite seasonal vegetables into the mix.

5 Healthy Lunch Recipes Under $5

Turkey Pesto Panini

Ingredients: Leftover bread, 1/2 cup pesto, 1/3 cup mozzarella, 1 cup chopped turkey, 2 tomatoes, 1/2 avocado

Make use of that panini and leftover turkey for this yummy snack for lunch time. Place all of the ingredients into a lunch press and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

5 Healthy Lunch Recipes Under $5

Images via Food, Damn Delicious, Two Peas and Their Pod, Clean and Delicious

April 26, 2015

The Best Savoury Muffins Ever

These savoury muffins are so easy to make, perfect for a weekend lunch if you have visitors coming over or simply a tasty snack to munch on. You can enjoy them warm or cold – my favourite is warm with a little bit of butter that melts just a tad… yum!

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Ingredients

1 ½ cups self-raising flour

2 cups tasty cheese, grated

100g mortadella cheese, chopped

1 zuccinni, grated

¼ cup thinly sliced shallots

2 rashers shortcut bacon, diced

¾ cup milk

1 egg

¼ cup fruit chutney

Smoked paprika

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius and grease well a six-cup Texan muffin pan.
  2. Sift flour into a large bowl then add cheese, mortadella, zucchini, shallots and bacon.
  3. In a jug whisk milk, egg, and chutney until combined.
  4. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients then pour in milk mixture.
  5. Gently mix until combined then spoon mixture into muffin pan.
  6. Sprinkle uncooked mixture with a small amount of smoked paprika.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Turn out onto wire rack to cool.

Image via taste.com.au

September 30, 2014

Healthy Breakfast Recipes: Marmite Avocado Toast

Who doesn’t love avocado toast? Perfect as an easy breakfast, quick lunch or healthy afternoon snack, this avocado toast recipe comes drizzled with an addictive herb sauce and delicious savoury umami flavour from Marmite.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbs capers (optional)
1 clove garlic, peeled, crushed
1 tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp mustard
50 ml extra virgin olive oil
4 slices whole grain brown bread
2 large avocadoes, peeled
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbs Sanitarium Marmite

Method

1. Combine the parsley, capers, garlic, lemon juice and mustard in a food processor and process until finely chopped, but not smooth. Put in a serving bowl and set aside.

2. Toast each slice of bread under grill or in toaster. Spread each slice with Sanitarium Marmite

3. Cut avocado into slices and sprinkle with lemon juice. Arrange avocado slices over the Marmite toast. Spoon over herb and mustard sauce and serve immediately.

Tip: The herb sauce can be stored for up to a week in the fridge. Stir well before using and it pays to remove from fridge and bring to room temperature before serving.

What’s your favourite healthy breakfast?

September 26, 2013