There’s more to lunch than simple sandwiches, salads and soups. We’ve been thinking of more inspiring, inventive lunch box ideas to get you excited for your next guilt-free lunch!
It’s time your lunch box ideas took priority. Whether you’re working from home – or on-the-go – lunch is actually one of the most important meals of the day.
Not only does it help your body feel nourished, it keeps you energised throughout the afternoon to power through work, studying, or even just day-to-day tasks.
Ultimately, when it comes to lunch ideas, what you need is something that’s tasty, convenient, versatile and energy boosting. Luckily, we have ideas that tick all of these boxes.
In this blog, we will show you new, interesting ways you can freshen up your lunch box ideas. So much so, you won’t be able to wait until lunchtime to eat them!
Variety Keeps Lunch Box Ideas Interesting
They do say variety is the spice of life – or in this case – lunch boxes. Finding new lunch ideas can be a struggle, especially if you want to have variation, and keep it healthy and tasty.
The best place to start is by finding the perfect foods that make a great filling, and a great snack. Something that has different flavour combinations to satisfy your taste buds and will keep you going throughout the day.
Believe it or not – this is not impossible to find.
Biltong is one of these foods. It is a beef savoury snack that is air-cured and delicately seasoned. Not only this, Stript Snacks biltong is made with 100% British and Irish beef, containing a whopping 13g of protein and less than 75 kcals per pack!
Biltong is a quality, healthy, tasty option with endless possibilities. Throughout this blog, we’ll show you how to use biltong in creative ways to make your daily lunch ideas more exciting!
Switch It Up From Sandwiches
While it may be a classic, fail-safe option, your lunch box ideas don’t have to revolve around sandwiches.
As the ‘main course’ of your lunch, you want to look forward to it, and feel satisfied afterwards. To achieve this, you can try a number of different alternatives.
Instead of two slabs of wholemeal bread, why not incorporate your favourite fillings into a wrap? This is a great option for those who want to keep their lunches light, yet still get that satisfied, filling feeling.
For example, you can easily use a low-fat spread, sprinkle some lettuce, mixed peppers and Cracked Black Pepper biltong to make the perfect, guilt-free wrap. Or alternatively, you can do something similar with quesadillas, or even tacos using lettuce.
Another way you can swap from sandwiches is by using thin-cut bagels, which are perfect for both sweet and savoury fillings.
What’s more, you can make a bagel healthy in many ways. For example, you can simply swap bacon for biltong, and cream cheese for guacamole. Before you know it, you’ve got a delicious light lunch idea!
As biltong contains less than 75 kcals per pack, you can be rest assured that you are enjoying a guilt-free lunch.
Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment
If you’re not a big bread lover – then that’s fine too. There’s plenty of ways you can experiment to give you lunch ideas that added interest.
Many of us probably have those cocktail sticks in our cupboards. Why not put them to good use by making mini kebabs for your lunch? They take no more time than making a sandwich, plus they are compact so they will easily fit into any lunch box.
Whether you want to keep the one ingredient or several, there are no rules with these. One option you can try is folded strips of Red Chilli biltong with chunks of sweet peppers, or even halloumi.
For an easy, timeless lunch, you can make a simple ‘chuck in’ salad. This can be a mixture of shredded biltong, nuts and veg – like the biltong and kale satay salad below. Simply drizzle a bit of lemon juice and you’re good to go.
Another way you can experiment is by making healthy nachos. Simply combine corn tortilla chips with a drizzle of low-fat sauce, then sprinkle some biltong and your favourite spices over the top and there you have it!
While it may not be to everyone’s taste – mixing sweet and savoury foods is a great way to jazz up your lunch and satisfy both cravings. This will help reduce the want or need to snack as it will also fill you up.
You can start out small, by having mini pancakes with biltong, drizzled with a little honey. This makes an easier, healthier substitute for bacon – but tastes even better. Trust us, you will love it!
Adding a Dip Makes the World of Difference
Dipping food is one of the most simple, yet satisfying snacks for lunch.
No matter what it is, it instantly transforms your lunch. By dunking a plain rice cake or carrot stick into a hummus dip, your healthy snack is instantly lifted with a great balance of taste and texture.
One way you can incorporate this is by dunking biltong with a cooling, simple herb sauce. Or, for those who prefer a kick, you can pair with barbeque or lightly spiced sauces like sriracha mayo.
No matter what your personal preference is, dipping foods are a versatile lunch idea that will help tide you over until your next meal.
Keeping Your Lunch Ideas Fresh Keeps You Satisfied
Whether you have found a new repeat favourite, or a new idea for each day of the week – keeping your lunch ideas varied is what helps keep you satisfied and excited for your next break.
Meeting your savoury craving does not always have to mean a standard sandwich and crisp combination. When in fact, you can get all the savoury goodness you need from one pack of biltong!
Whether enjoyed on its own or as part of a main meal – biltong is a convenient, versatile snack that’s tasty, full of benefits – and is the perfect addition to your lunch box ideas.
Stript Snacks is the home of high protein, high quality biltong that will keep you full and fuelled throughout the day. Made with 100% British and Irish beef, 13g of protein and less than 75 kcals per pack, you can fully enjoy this satisfying, guilt-free snack anytime and anywhere.
Want to know more about Stript Snacks biltong? Check out the full range here.