Our top healthy lunch picks at Eat and Pret
In an ideal world you would make your own healthy lunch everyday but sometimes life gets in the way. So when you’re forced to hit the high street, go for these alkaline options:
Houmous & Falafel Half Wrap cals: 235 protein: 7.2 fibre: 4.5
If you’re craving carbs but don’t want the coma, go for this half houmous and falafel wrap. With red cabbage, coriander, cucumber and lemon juice you are getting a load of alkaline, immune boosting ingredients. Still hungry? Add a super greens feta side salad with broccoli and pumpkin seeds (172 cals without dressing).
Sweet Potato and Bell Pepper Goulash (sml) cals: 322 protein: 8.8 fibre: 5.4
This new vegetarian addition is a great winter warmer. Rich in B6, sweet potato helps balance hormones and boost serotonin levels, the feel good neurotransmitter. The hot pot also contains wild rice for a gluten-free energy boost.
Quinoa and Rainbow Veg Salad cals: 575 protein: 19.9 fibre: 8.9
For alkaline protein go for this nourishing salad box. Quinoa is a complete protein - meaning it contains all nine of the essential amino acids. The shredded beetroot, broccoli and spinach provide a powerful hit of antioxidants and folate.
Super Greens and Reds Wrap cals: 483 protein: 13.1 fibre: 9.1
Baby kale, red pepper, almonds, lemon juice, avocado – this is one super alkaline wrap; it’s also totally vegan.
Sweet potato and Cauli Quinoa Rice pot cals: 425 protein: 10.1 fibre: 4.8
Gluten-free, dairy-free and packed with alkaline goodness – thanks to the coconut milk, coriander, cauliflower, quinoa and mustard seeds - this flavourful pot will keep you fueled till dinner.
Spicy Bean Buritto Hot Wrap cals: 600 protein: 19.8 fibre: 7.4
Yes this Buritto is high in calories, but beans act as a weight-loss food, says Dr. Joel Fuhrman a plant-based expert in disease prevention. ‘Beans are digested slowly, which promotes satiety and helps to prevent food cravings. Sprinkle with some alfalfa sprouts (you can keep them on your desk) for a powerful alkaline hit.