5 things to add to super-charge your lunch

Coriander and other herbs can help power-punch your lunch! | Photo Credit: Monstruo Estudio via Unsplash

Want to make healthier lunches, but never have the time for it? Here’s 7 super easy things you can add to your lunch boxes, to super-charge your meals!

  1. Broccoli

Broccoli contains heaps of antioxidants and key minerals like magnesium, without much in the calorie department. Black them quickly in boiling water if you have the fresh stuff, or just microwave frozen broccoli if you’re strapped for time!

  1. Chicken breast

Packed with protein and pretty low on calories, you can add chicken breast to just about anything! Have it with a power-packed salad, or serve it with some wholegrain bread or brown rice.

  1. Coriander Leaves

Coriander helps with digestion, and is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin A, making it a great addition to any meal or salad. Plus, it’s full of flavour – turning your bland meal into a fab meal.

  1. Baby spinach

If it’s good enough for Popeye, then it’s good enough for me! Spinach is packed with protein and zinc, as well as fibre to keep you full on those long shifts. It’s great fresh, with some cherry tomatoes or cucumber slices, with just a hint of olive oil.

  1. Harissa

Trade your tomato sauce or Sriracha for this spicy Middle Eastern sauce! The capsaicin in harissa aids digestion and helps you lose weight. Plus it’s got less calories than most sauces, giving you that essential flavour hit without the extra inches on the waistline!

What are your top power-punch ingredients? Let us know in the comments!


  1. I have a few standards that I keep to make sure I eat well for all meals during my work week.

    When I cook I make sure that I have enough for the next day or even a few meals. I also cook some things in big batches, freeze where I can. That way there is something nutritious in the freezer when I really don’t feel like cooking

    When I shop I chop up whatever veges I can and put them into containers. That way when I am preparing dinner most things are already chopped up ready to go.

    I also buy a few bunches of different herbs and blend them up with olive oil and sunflower seeds. That way I have something tasty to add to meal fish chicken or veg/salads.

    For snacks I have nuts available.

    I find that eating well at work and during my working week is mostly about being prepared. That way I’m not looking for something that my body will tell me it wished I didn’t.


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