“Whilst many of us are slowly stepping back into the office, working from home remains to be a prevalent way of working for the vast majority of British employees. When it comes to utilising our lunch hour when working from home, it’s important to take a step out of the mundane and spend your free time doing something different. This goes for lunches too, which can often turn into the same sandwich or salad each day.
Making your midday meal special may add a bit of additional work to your day, but from a nutritional perspective having the extra time allows you to make more intentional choices for your lunch. With deadlines to meet and virtual conferences galore, lunchtime should provide a break for your brain as well as something tasty and fulfilling for your stomach. We’ve put together a list of some delicious WFH lunch ideas to turn to when you’re busy working at home.
If you’re looking to spice up your lunchtime, these taco bowls are a great option. Fill your deconstructed taco with your favourite Mexican ingredients – protein, cheese, corn, beans, lettuce, salsa, sour, cream, guacamole and rice. Low in carbs and high in protein, these bowls are sure to satisfy your Mexican craving. Check out these Weekday Meal-Prep Turkey Taco Bowls from Tasty for some inspiration.
The humble soup is often overlooked when it comes to lunches, but they most definitely shouldn’t be. Since they are mostly liquid, soups help keep you hydrated and full, and can even give your immune system a boost.
Try making your soup in a slow cooker or crockpot before starting work, and let it cook gently until your lunch hour hits. When you’re hungry, open the lid and unleash intense flavour! A big hearty bowl of soup can be just what you need after a hard morning’s work. Take a look at these tips from Kitchn on How to Make Soups From All Kinds Of Vegetables.
Buns are great for burgers, but when you need something a little lighter lettuce wraps are a delicious healthy option. Often falling under the keto diet, lettuce wraps can be filled with tasty combinations of meat, fish, vegetables and sauces. Take a look at these Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps if you’re looking to liven up your lunch with flavours from the East.
Fancy a homemade pizza? Tortilla pizzas are your solution. These pizzas are super quick and are even light enough to enjoy as a snack. Experiment with a range of topping variations, such as cured meats, mixed vegetables, and cheeses. You can even make your pizzas gluten-free, by using GF tortilla wraps. Check out this recipe on BBC Good Food to learn how to make this delightful Italian cheat.
Stir-frying your lunch is incredibly easy, and in addition to being super quick, can also be very healthy. Recreate your favourite Chinese dishes in a hot wok at lunchtime with minimal ingredients and minimal effort. This Sesame Beef Stir Fry is definitely worth a go.If you’re looking to spice up your work environment, Office Chairs UK offers excellent quality and value office furniture for both office environments and home offices. Shop now.”
By: Richard Edwards
Published: 18th October 2021