Lunch Ideas

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I’m pretty sure that most of us here are pretty busy. We have school to worry about, extracurricular activities, maintaining a social life, as well as remaining a healthy, normally functioning human being. The last thing we want to be worried about is what food we take to school each day for lunch. While sticking to the same ham sandwich every day might seem tempting because it’s so simple, I’m sure we’re all down for some variation. I’ve compiled my favourite healthy, easy lunch ideas.

  1. Mozzarella panini

This one is a complete favourite of mine because it’s so easy. You need 4 ingredients; sliced mozzarella from a mozzarella ball, sliced tomato, pesto sauce, and any type of bread (I’d recommend whole grain because it’s healthier and keeps you fuller for longer). Other than these 4 ingredients it’s also useful to have a panini or toastie machine. All you have to do it spread the pesto as a base on two slices of bread, then place however many slices of mozzarella and tomato you want on one of the bread slices, put the two sliced of bread together and put it on the panini grill. There, you’re done!

2. Chicken wrap

What you need is tortilla wraps, cooked chicken breast, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, grated cheese, guacamole, and some salsa. Once again this one is super easy, all you have to do is throw all of the ingredients together in a wrap, roll it up, and you’re ready to go. If you want, you can always switch the chicken breast with some ground beef (cooked of course).

3. Salad

In case you don’t have off-campus privileges or anyone that could get a salad for you from the salad bar, you can just make your own salad. Get any veggies/fruit you’d like (lettuce, cucumber, corn, bell peppers, onions, radishes, cabbage, avocado, tomato, apple, strawberries, etc.) and just mix it all together into a container. In a smaller container (that won’t leak!!) carry any lettuce you’d like to put on your salad; for example, French dressing, Italian dressing, Caesar dressing, or just plain olive oil with balsamic vinegar.

If you want, you can always add a type of cheese or chicken if you so desire.

Of course, these are some simple ideas, but the reason I chose them was because all you need to do is throw them all together, and you’re set. Other ideas could be to take some of last night’s dinner leftovers to school, buy lunch from school or the sports café. If you have off-campus privileges, you’re luckier and have the Thai, salad bar, and the Chinese place to grab some lunch.

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