Lunch often tends to be an afterthought when planning the day’s meals with us getting caught between a busy schedule or a lazy morning. However, this midday meal helps your mind to refocus and your body to recharge.
Using the goodness of coconuts to pump some energy into your day, we’ve jotted down a few of our favorite healthy and easy lunch recipes so that you don’t have to fall back on leftovers or a deli sandwich.
Blending different spices into a big bowl of wholesomeness, this feel-good soup is nutritious and delicious. It combines carrots – which are an exceptional source of beta carotene, vitamin A and potassium – with the antioxidants of ginger. It uses coconut milk and vegetable stock to give it more depth of flavor. You can pair this soup with some sourdough or a baguette and enjoy a no-fuss lunch.
Salads are far from boring, and this recipe is testimony to that. This zingy salad is low in calories and high in nutrients. Pomelo is rich in vitamin C and improves heart health. Peanuts and coconut meat, on the other hand, are fortified with fiber and fats. For days you want to stay light without compromising on taste, this salad can come to your rescue.
This crispy seafood appetizer is an instant hit for family get-togethers. Shrimps are not only a good source of proteins but are also packed with calcium, iron and vitamins. Breadcrumbs mixed with shredded coconut give it a satisfying crunch. The pina colada dipping sauce is the perfect match for balancing the hint of spice from the shrimps with a refreshing sweetness from the coconut and pineapple.
An ode to our ethically harvested coconuts from farms in Thailand, this scrumptious curry is a one-pot dish that celebrates bold flavors. It gets its yellow color from turmeric, a powerful spice with anti-inflammatory and blood-purifying properties. The curry has a distinct punch of lemongrass – a herb with antibacterial benefits – and coconut milk that is an unmatched source of healthy fats and vitamin C. You can tuck into this tasty curry with a portion of jasmine rice or coconut rice.