5 Healthy (Not-boring) Lunches Fit for Working Professionals

4 December, 2018

Want to eat well without having to gnaw on undressed iceberg lettuce and carrot sticks? It’s possible. We’ve scoured the healthy and no-less delicious meals this side of Chatswood train station.

1. Banh mi Vietnamese rolls are stuffed with Saigon Rolls’ homemade pate, mayo and secret soy sauce, plus pickled carrots and radish, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, Spanish onion, coriander and shallots. Order the salad, $5.50, or lemongrass chicken version, $6.50, and hold the pate and mayo for a healthy hack.

2. The broad range of salads at Stone & Peel means you’ll never tire of wholesome lunch options. Try the roast butternut pumpkin, feta and pine nut salad, $9.90. If you’re more of a wrap lover at heart, head back to Stone & Peel for the Thai beef wrap, packed with goat’s cheese, carrot, mixed lettuce, avocado, capsicum, and cucumber – on a low-carb tortilla.

3. Chum Tang is as beloved for its veg dishes as its crispy pork belly stir-fry. See what the rage is about with the pad pak, $13, wok-tossed Asian greens with mushrooms, tofu, bird’s eye chilli and mushroom sauce.

4. We are huge fans of Steam Engine Coffee, not just for their exceptional flat whites, but also their healthy lunch options. Eat to your health with their Chatty Sunrise,soft egg, avo, spinach, crispy shallots, aioli, nori, wrapped in mountain bread, $8.

5. Depending on what you order, sushi can be super healthy. Sticking to fresh fish such as tuna and salmon means you’re getting plenty of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Akira Sushi offers sashimi, nigiri, hand rolls, miso soup and edamame – all good choices for those trying to eat better.