Healthy Lunch Ideas For People With Food Intolerances

What Can You Cook If You Don’t Have Time?

healthy lunch ideas

You are busy. You need food that you can quickly munch in your lunch break or whilst your children are asleep.

So, what healthy lunch ideas can you possibly come up with that don’t need a lot of preparation? 

This page is meant to inspire you. The food pics & titles give you a pretty good idea what went into the dishes. If you’d like me to also add a list of ingredients and cooking instructions for one of the dishes just leave a comment (at the bottom of this page).

These dishes are quick to make, taste great and are gentle on your tummy.

Regardless whether you work in an office or you’re at home.

It is of course an added bonus that all of these diet meals also conform to the core rules of The Candida Diet and The Body Ecology Diet.

Especially people with food allergies will find some inspiration for their healthy lunches here.

Let’s Start With Some Quick Lunch Ideas lunch in 5 minutes

The following dishes are so quick to whip up – they literally only take 5-10 minutes to make.

Regardless whether you prepare these quick lunch ideas the night before, or you do it just before you leave.

There’s no elaborate cooking involved.

Simple ingredients, tasty outcome:

Green Pasta Swirls with Broccoli, Olive Oil, Basil & Ham

Green Pasta Swirls

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Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

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French Beans Salad with Bacon (suitable for phase 2 of the candida diet)

  french beans with bacon
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    Sesame Soba Noodles

     sesame noodlesMade from buckwheat these noodles are a delicious and lightning fast alternative to wholemeal noodles.

    Combined with feta, sesame seeds, basil and sesame oil – Healthy gluten free fast food at it’s best ?
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    Organic Hummus with Vegetable Sticks

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    (mostly celery, bell pepper, 1-2 small carrots)
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    Keep Reading :) Vegetarian & Gluten Free Lunch Options Coming Up

    Now here’s a selection of healthy lunch ideas for vegetarians and allergy conscious people.

    You are getting the health benefits of the gluten free diet recipes while feeling pleasantly full from all the wholesome goodness.

    Homemade Red Pepper Hummus (suitable for phase 2 of the candida diet)

      red pepper hummus

     

     

    TIP: Try this as a sandwich filling or in a wrap with avocado & alfalfa sprouts – delicious!
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    Easy Veggies with Soya Beans or Chickpeas (garbanzos) (suitable for phase 2 of the candida diet) 

    easy veggies

    Simply steamed vegetables of your choice (savoy cabbage, butter nut squash, peas and parsnip – topped with roasted seeds and pumpkin seed oil and salt and pepper

     

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    Quinoa Kidney Beans Salad

    quick quinoa saladCook quinoa in yeast free stock. Towards the end add sliced courgettes and cooked kidney beans. Strain through a sieve, add spice and sprinkle with toasted sesame & sunflower seeds and cashew nuts.
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    Baked or Boiled Potato with Haricot Beans and Lettuce

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      Stir-fried Butter Beans & Veg

      butter beans and veg
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      Easy Lentil Dal

      easy lentil dhal

      Red lentils cooked in yeast free stock with a pinch of ginger, tumeric and pepper – goes well with spinach salad and boiled egg or crisp bread

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      Grains & Healthy Breads To Choose from

      To complement the healthy lunch ideas above you can eat any of the following :

      • Cooked Millet, Quinoa, Buckwheat
      • Brown rice with coconut oil (suitable for phase 2 of the candida diet)
      • Homemade Oat Cakes (or bought rice cakes)
      • Rye Crisp Breads (very salty, eat only occasionally)
      • Homemade Sesame Soda Bread

      Why not try steamed or cooked quinoa or buckwheat with vegetables and toasted seeds or nuts? It makes a pleasantly light & healthy lunch!

      What If You Have Severe Food Intolerances Or You Have Only Just Started On The Candida Diet?

      If you have just started with the candida diet or you react to a lot of foods you need to watch your carb intake. Grains and breads, lentils and beans are off the books right now.

      That said, you can enjoy some cooked brown rice with coconut oil if you fancy.

      Soon though (in Phase 3 of the diet) you’ll be able to wholeheartedly enjoy yeast free bread and a bigger variety of grain based dishes again.

      Fish Dishes, Delishes Wraps & Substantial Salads

      If you have missed hearty meat or fish based recipes or a choice of salads these health-boosting recipes might be of interest to you.

      I hope my healthy lunch ideas have inspired you to try something different. 

        Which of your own favourite quick lunch ideas can you recommend? Please share it with us in the comments below.

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        • Debbie

          Reply Reply July 9, 2012

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            Thank you Debbie – you are helping me, too, by leaving a comment :)

        • Cat

          Reply Reply December 31, 2012

          So far the best lunch I’ve had is chicken vegetable soup. I found a recipe online for DIY homemade bouillon which is, simply, pureed veggies (anything you like that is on the list of OK veggies). It makes a “paste” that you use 1 Tbsp./1 cup of water or broth. You can freeze it in small batches. But, I used 8 Tbsp. + 8 cups vegetarian broth with no sugar added (that’s not so easy to find, actually!) and assorted veggies including leafy greens + diced organic chicken. Oh boy. It is SO GOOD to have it already made and portioned out in smaller quantities so that I can just heat and eat.

          • Sandra

            Reply Reply January 1, 2013

            Thanks Cat, that sounds marvellous. I totally agree with you – Chicken vegetable soup is the best healing food ever. And pre-freezing small portions with purreed vegetables for a snack to go is a godsend. Thanks again for sharing :-)

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