Easy Lockdown Lunch Ideas

Coming into 2021, many of us had the best intentions of making more exciting and nutritious lunches. However, it can be difficult to find quick and easy recipes to make in your lunch break, particularly if you’re juggling working from home or homeschooling, or both in some cases! While we can’t help you with your little ones school work, we can provide some lockdown lunch inspiration. So over the next few weeks we’ll be posting some of our favourite tried and tested recipes that we love here at Early Start Nutrition.

We’re also asking you to send us your favourite lockdown lunch, so that we can share these with others too. We’re hoping to build up a hub of easy lunch- friendly recipes!


Lockdown Lunch Recipes

Edwina’s favourite avocado and tuna quesadilla

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“This is one of my favourite lunch recipes and it is delicious hot or cold. It’s pretty adaptable too! You can easily swap the tuna for cannelloni or other beans. Depending on your preferences, you could also swap the yoghurt and cheese for dairy alternatives. It makes a nice change from a sandwich.”


Georgia’a favourite cheesy mushroom and parsley omelette

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“I love this easy omelette recipe. I usually make it a couple of times a week for lunch and boil some new potatoes and make a simple salad the night before to have alongside it. It’s an especially nice recipe to have in the winter when you want something hot but you want something other than soup”.


Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup

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There’s nothing better than a bowl of steaming hot soup on a cold winters day! This spiced carrot and lentil soup is absolutely delicious and really simple to make. While it’s not a recipe to make during your lunch break, it’s a great one to make the night before. You could even freeze a couple of the portions for lunch the following week. Simply serve with bread or pitta.


Masala Frittata with avocado and tomato salsa

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This is another delicious egg based lunch option that’s packed full of veggies! As it take around 20 minutes to cook, it might be a good recipe to whip up the night before (or in the morning if you have the time). The recipe serves 4, so it’s a great family lunch option, or you could simple halve the ingredients to make enough for two lunches.

More recipes coming soon!

In the meantime, visit our Youtube channel for more recipes and step-by-step video guides.

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