7 Deliciously Yummy Non-Sandwich Lunches ...


Thereโ€™s no need to dread the idea of a couple of slices of flaccid bread and a lackluster filling every day because if you use your imagination, you can create some delicious non-sandwich lunches.

If you invest a little time each day in making your lunch, you can reap plenty of benefits, including good nutrition, saving money and eating delicious food that really delights your taste buds.

You also donโ€™t have to fall into the trap of thinking that non-sandwich lunches are salads, rice and pasta dishes or leftovers.

Iโ€™ve got some of my favorite non-sandwich lunches here and I hope they will inspire you to create your own (or just feel free to copy these).

1. Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps

Wraps are really trendy non-sandwich lunches right now.

You can go traditional with a tortilla or flat bread, or you can change it up and use lettuce leaves as the wrap.

Soft butter lettuce leaves are perfect, but use iceberg if you want some crunch.

My favorite filling is grilled chicken breast, slices of apple, some grape halves, peanut butter, some bean sprouts, some runny honey and reduced-fat mayo.

2. Cucumber Cups

Cucumber Cups

Cucumbers are really juicy so they make a lunch that doesnโ€™t dry out.

To make a cucumber cup, cut a cucumber into 2 inch lengths.2

Scoop out the seeds but leave enough flesh as a bottom layer to act as support for the filling.

The filling?

Anything you like.

A chicken mayo salad, a rice pilaf, quinoa or couscous salad, cottage cheese โ€ฆ the list is endless.

3. Celery Boats

Celery Boats

Just like cucumber, celery is the perfect ingredient for non-sandwich lunches.

Simply cut your celery sticks into 2 inch lengths and fill them with whatever you want.

Any of the items I mentioned for the cucumber cups will work.

One of my favorites is cheese and pickle.2

I donโ€™t know if you have anything like Branston Pickle in the US, but all I do is grate sharp cheddar, mix it with pickle and squash it into my celery boats.

Apple Granola Slices
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