Believe it or not, sugar is present in most meals. Bread, ketchup, salad dressings; you’d be surprised how much added sugar is a part of your everyday recipes, which is why you might feel the afternoon slack hit you right after lunch. From soups and salads to wraps and noodles, we bring you recipes that are fast and easy to make so you stay away from sugary meals and feel energized through the day.
AVOCADO AND PEA SMASH
The greener your meal looks, the healthier it is. Avocado is a popular superfood that goes great on most recipes, so take advantage of its great taste! Combine it with some peas, which add extra folate and magnesium, and serve on a toast for a crunchy touch. Get the complete recipe here.
SALMON QUINOA SALAD
Need a quick fix for lunch? Try this 15-minute recipe that features salmon and quinoa. Prepare your own dressing with balsamic and olive oil to stay away from sugar additives.
You won’t believe how much goodness can fit into one bowl: olives, chickpeas, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, and a bed of greens will make you feel satisfied without all the after-lunch slack. Try out the recipe for yourself.
Yes, you can make noodles with vegetables, too. This healthy version is topped with peanuts, soy sauce, and sesame oil: no added sugar, all the flavor.
MANGO SHRIMP STUFFED AVOCADO
Mango. Shrimp. Avocado. Need I say more? Try this healthy quick fix that tastes sweet thanks to the mango; but don’t worry; it’s all natural sugar. Add some jalapeño for a spicy touch!
CHICKEN AVOCADO WRAP
Take your regular chicken wrap to the next level by adding avocado and spinach for the perfect healthy balance. Season the meat with some paprika and garlic, and add a bit of sour cream for an extra creamy kick. Find the complete recipe here.
MEDITERRANEAN PASTA SALAD
Stay away from store-bought salads because their dressings are usually full of sugar. Try this salad recipe instead for a wholesome, light lunch. You will love the salty touch of Kalamata olives!
AVOCADO CHICKPEA SANDWICH
Bored of your same-old sandwich routine? Try this version with avocado, pesto sauce, chickpeas, and goat cheese for a touch of protein. Pack this to work and make all your colleagues jealous.
WHITE BEAN VEGETABLE SOUP
Try this comforting soup recipe that will have you looking forward to getting home all day. It’s made with potatoes and beans to add texture and creaminess. Serve with crusty bread for dipping!
POMEGRANATE PISTACHIO TABBOULEH
If you love the Mediterranean salad known as tabbouleh, love it even more by adding a crunchy twist to it with pistachio and pomegranate seeds. This recipe proves how easy it is to replace sugar and still prepare a great meal you can enjoy.