Busy mornings make it difficult to prepare both breakfast and lunch meals. Many people end up ordering takeout for lunch. But doing that every day can prove to be heavy on your pockets and isn't great for your health. For busy work professionals, here are some quick and healthy office lunch ideas.

Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Mix cooked quinoa with a variety of colourful vegetables like bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle over a dressing made from lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, coriander, and a hint of chilli powder. Toss everything together for a refreshing and protein-packed salad.


Dal is both quick and easy to make. Cook lentils with onions, tomatoes, garlic, and ginger, seasoned with turmeric, cumin, and coriander. For added nutrition, throw in some spinach or kale. Serve with a side of whole grain bread or brown rice for a satisfying meal.

Veggie Wraps

Fill whole wheat wraps with a mix of vegetables like shredded cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, and cucumbers. Drizzle with homemade mint chutney for a burst of flavour. Add grilled paneer or tofu for protein and roll it up for a nutritious lunch option.

Chana Chaat

Mix cooked chickpeas (chanas) with chopped onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and green chilies. Add chaat masala, lemon juice, and a touch of tamarind chutney for tanginess. This protein-rich salad is not only delicious but also keeps you feeling full and energized throughout the day.

Vegetable Stir-Fry with Brown Rice

Stir-fry vegetables like broccoli, bell peppers, peas, and mushrooms in a blend of spices. Serve with brown rice for a wholesome and satisfying meal.