Are you struggling with eating healthy in your daily life, because you are too busy? You are not alone. As a matter of fact, a lot of us have to work, go to school or attend classes at university and therefore can’t eat their lunch at home. I think we can agree on the fact, that eating healthy while eating out is kind of difficult. In addition, eating out, no matter if healthy or not, is quite expensive. Though no worries, I’ve got you covered. The simple solution for maintaining a healthy diet is to meal prep. You know what you’re eating and it’s cheap. Win, win, I guess. So that’s why today, I’m sharing my top three “On the go” lunch recipes with you, so you can all continue living a healthy life.

Sounds good? Awesome, let’s get to it.

They are all very easy and fast to prepare just the day or night before. You can even eat it for dinner and then just prepare more for take away the next day.

All recipes are going to be mainly basic, what means, you won’t find crazy flavours or anything exotic. They should just give you some ideas for meals, easy to prepare the day before, or even a week ahead. I want to give you a few examples, on what is good to take away, so you won’t have to eat out during lunch break.

3 simple & delicious take-away Lunch recipes

  • A colourful salad bowl
  • Delicious and healthy falafel
  • And a potato-veggie stir-fry

So, let’s get started. I hope you’ll get some good inspiration.

A basic Salad Bowl

Time: 15 minutes • Difficulty: Easy • Servings: 1


½ a head of lettuce

Handful tomatoes

½ capsicum

Handful peas

3 artichokes

A few slices cucumber

1 spring onion

1 ball beet rod

½ a can of tuna

Salt and pepper

Sprinkle of capsicum spice

Sprinkle of chili powder




1 Tsp. mustard


Well I think, we all know, how to prepare salad. Don’t we?

Just slice everything and put it in a bowl or lunch box for that matter. Leave the dressing separate tough, we don’t want the salad to get all sloppy. You can fill it in a small glass and before you’re eating shake it well and pour it over your salad.

Easy and healthy Falafel

Prep: 5 minutes • Bake: 30 minutes • Total: 35 minutes • Difficulty: Easy • Servings: 1


1 small can of chick peas

½ an onion

1 clove of garlic

20g whole wheat flour (or any other kind)

Handful of parsley

Juice of one lemon

1 Tsp. coriander

1 Tsp. cumin

1 Tsp. curry spice

Sprinkle of chili powder

Salt and pepper

½ a Tsp. backing powder

1 Tsp. capsicum spice

1 Tbs. sesame oil

  1. Put everything in a blender and blend well. It should be a smooth mixture.
  2. Preheat the oven on 200°C.
  3. Form little balls with your hands, or two spoons. If you use your hands, you want to keep them a bit wet, so the dough doesn’t get stuck there.
  4. Then place the balls on a backing sheet and put them in the oven.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then roll them over to the other side.
  6. Bake another 15 minutes and they should be nice and crispy.
  7. Optional you can prepare a quick Greek yoghurt dip. Just mix yoghurt with salt, pepper, some herbs and a squeeze of lime juice. Or you have them with a salad bowl or as side to roasted veggies. I’m sure you’ll find a way.

Potato-Veggie Stir-Fry

Prep: 10 minutes • Cook: 15 minutes • Total: 25 minutes • Difficulty: Easy • Servings: 1


2 medium sized potatoes (pre-cooked)

1 small carrot

½ a courgette

Handful of china cabbage

Handful of spinach

5 mushrooms

2 Tbs. corn

Handful squids

1 Tsp. Garam Masala

Salt and pepper

Dash of chili powder

Lemon juice

  1. Wash and cut all veggies in small pieces.
  2. Put everything in a pan with some oil, and roast well.
  3. After about 5 minutes you can add squids or any other source of protein for that matter. Meat, tofu or eggs fit just perfect too.
  4. Roast and cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Add herbs and spices as well as lemon juice.
  6. Make sure everything is well done and you’re ready to eat.

In addition, this is a great meal to prepare and put in the freezer afterwards. You just have to take it out and warm up in a microwave.


I hope you’ve liked these quick inspirations of good take-away lunch recipes.

Let me know, if you’ve got some great once yourself. And show me some pictures on Instagram or Facebook.

Also, always remember: Life is there to be enjoyed. So, treat yourself nicely!

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