So, dining out is no longer possible again. But food delivery or getting takeaway from your nearest coffee shop can be expensive or not offer the healthiest options.
If you’re after a light lunch or dinner that won’t have you feeling sluggish right after, is low in calories but big on nutrition and flavour, check out these recipes you’ll want to make on repeat.
This versatile dish is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and is packed with loads of veggies to hit your fibre needs – plus a little bit of indulgence thanks to cream and feta. This recipe calls for pumpkin, zucchini, and spinach, but you can toss in leftover baked veggies, or broccoli, capsicum, and mushrooms.
Love fried rice but looking to lower your carb intake? Try this cauliflower rice version instead. Bonus: It’s easy and takes under 20 minutes to whip up.
The next time you’re in the mood for pizza, consider this healthy recipe. The breadcrumb base is sure to satisfy, and it’s topped with wholesome ingredients, together with a little zing from a special dill and horseradish cream cheese.
The classic Vietnamese rice paper or fresh spring roll is perfect both as an entree or as a light lunch. The rice paper wrap itself as well as the vermicelli that’s used to stuff it are low in calories and it’s loaded with fresh raw vegetables. You can also include your meat of choice such as prawns, chicken, pork or beef.
Salads don’t have to be unsatisfying and boring. Take this mixed grain salad bowl for instance, which has nutrient-rich grains and herbs. It also gets extra crunch from nuts and a refreshing burst of flavour thanks to the addition of fruits.
Create a work lunch that’s easy, impressive and seriously delicious with this make-ahead miso bowl recipe. Prepare the night before and enjoy a vege-packed, gluten-free meal in the office.
Served with cubes of raw fish and bright colourful vegetables, Hawaiian-style poke bowls are healthy, easy to eat and snap-worthy. And you can easily recreate them at home too – just be sure to use sashimi-grade fish.
This recipe is by Colin Chun, Executive Chef at Hilton Sydney and features a unique Asian twist – gochujang!
Juicy lychees meet succulent duck breast in this wholesome salad which is also packed with lots of greens. If you want to exclude the carbs, simply remove the rice from the recipe.
Why call takeout when this falafel couscous plate, packed with European flavours, only takes 10 minutes to put together! You got to try it to believe it.
Ready in minutes, this Japanese classic miso udon soup is nourishing, comforting and so easy to make!
Chicken breast is much healthier, and the ones here are flavourfully spiced with wholesome ingredients like baby carrots, couscous, and Greek yoghurt.
Perfect for breakfast or brunch, this simple and fuss-free dish is also high in nutritional value and tastes so yummy!
How about a plate of spelt pasta with broccolini and walnuts when a vegetarian craving hits? This low-calorie dish will do nicely!
These Middle Eastern Tuna Pockets make a fab protein-packed lunch – what’s best is that the delicious sauce used in it is healthy too!
This fuss-free one-dish meal takes just 30 minutes to prepare and is bursting with flavour from an assortment of herbs and spices.