Taking lunch to work saves money and is healthier. You can control the portion and calories you eat at lunch. Make sure lunch is balanced with lean and low fat protein, complex carbohydrate, fiber and good fats.

Here are 7 healthy lunch ideas that last you for the whole week:

1) Sesame Pork and Noodle Salad

Leftover pork dishes can be converted into a salad using ginger, sesame, soy sauce and rice vinegar dressing. Parboil some vermicelli and toss with some salad leaves that will have you a refreshing mid-day meal.

2) Couscous and Chopped Vegetables and Fresh Herbs

Couscous takes only 5 minutes to cook. Drain and toss in chopped avocado, walnut, kidney beans, chopped spinach, rockets and fresh herbs. This dish is high in fiber and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

3) Scrambled Eggs on Whole Meal Toast with Grilled Mushroom and Tomato

Brush the tomato and mushroom with olive oil and grill them in the toaster oven till soft. Cook scrambled eggs and top them on toasted whole meal bread. Olive oil is a good source of Omega-3.

4) Barbeque Chicken Sandwich

Toss leftover chicken dish with barbeque sauce and crunchy shredded carrots. Put them on whole wheat sandwich bun and top with romaine leaves.

5) Fruit Pasta Salad

Pineapple and pear with white balsamic vinegar and apple cider vinegar, toss with other cut fruits that are available in the fridge with pasta and a dash of cheddar cheese.

6) Homemade Vegetable Soup

Hearty soup made for dinner and the leftover can be a healthy lunch. Cook pea, watercress, tomato, carrot and coriander in vegetable stock. Add a tbsp of garam masala and mixed spices to give it some zest and spice.

7) Spicy Chicken and Roasted Vegetable in Tortilla Wrap

Lightly brush red pepper , mushroom and chicken breast with olive oil, paprika and chili powder. Put them into the toaster oven and roast till chicken is cooked. Wrap with tortilla and salad leaves.

Try out these ideas and let me know what you think in the comment box below.

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