EASY 5 Minute Lunch Recipes | Healthy Lunch Ideas

(upbeat music) – Hey health nuts, welcome
back to my channel. My name’s Nikole, welcome
if you are new here. Today we are doing four
five-minute lunch ideas. If you didn’t know, I
actually have a few of these up on the channel now. I do 10 minute dinners, five minute lunch and breakfast ideas, basically meals in a short amount of time because I get it, everyone’s busy, everyone’s trying to eat healthy, but you got a certain
amount of time in a day and sometimes you don’t wanna be in the kitchen cooking all day. These are meals that I make on repeat, when I’m either working from home or need something quick for heading out, or I’m just taking on the go with me. And I have a mixture of hot and cold meals in today’s video, but if you guys want me to do a strictly cold lunches video let me know, I’m gonna have a poll in
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five minute lunch recipes. The first recipe we’re making is my five minute Falafel wrap. I love this recipe
’cause it’s so delicious and it’s super quick to put together. I have a large tortilla
wrap laid down on a plate. You can use Kamut, Spelt, gluten free, whole wheat, whatever you like
will work with this recipe. I’m going to spread out
some red pepper hummus. You can really use any hummus you like, but I really love the flavor
the red pepper gives this. And I like to kind of keep all
the ingredients in the center so when you wrap it up
it doesn’t get too messy. For greens I’m adding in a handful of some fresh arugula. I love the peppery kick this green has. Sliced tomato, some
thinly sliced red onion, some cucumber that I guess I julienned, I’ve just done them in long strips. And some pre-made falafel wraps that I got at the grocery story. I will link one of my favorite brands down below in the blog post. I also have a recipe on my own coming to the blog very soon, so stay tuned. And then for final touches I’m just gonna drizzle on some tahini and some black sesame seeds on top. This is such an easy wrap
to kind of pull together because a lot of the ingredients are probably just things
you have in the fridge and you can kind of just
throw it all together in five minutes, like the name says. And then using your best wrapping skills, roll up the wrap until it’s nice and closed tight. You can slice it in half, you can et it as a whole, kind of like a burrito style. This is such a perfect
wrap for when you’re hungry and you just need something quick and hardy and in little time. Next up we have my
stacked veggie sandwich, which I’ve been teasing on Instagram, on my vlogs for a couple weeks now. I’m making this on repeat, it’s so good. So I have two slices of some seedy whole grain bread. I really like the seedier,
the nuttier, the better. I’m gonna spread on some
caramelized onion hummus. This is the best hummus ever. I will link it also on the blog post, it’s so good. Layering on some good old fresh spinach, not the baby kind, the kind
of grown up kind I guess. I just find the leaves are a bit bigger and they stay in the
sandwich a bit better. Thinly sliced ripe avocado, sliced beets, I get these precooked at Costco, they’re already steamed, peeled and ready to go. And it just brings back my
living in Australia days because they put beets on everything, even burgers, and I kind of love it. Sliced cucumber for some crunch. I also have some sliced tomato, and then right on top I’m
adding on some sprouts. These are alfalfa sprouts, you can use baby onion sprouts, micro greens, I just love the texture and it just really adds more greens to this already super stacked sandwich. And then on the other slice of bread I’m gonna just spread on
some garlic aioli mustard. You can also use Dijon mustard. I like this one from Trader Joe’s, it will be linked as well on the blog. All the things will be linked over there, so be sure to head over there
for all of these recipes. And if you’re brave enough
you can slice these in half although they are very
loaded so be very careful. And you have the most beautiful layered veggie sandwich that is so flavorful. Even though there’s no meat in it, you will be satisfied, I promise. Next up we have a fan favorite, my no mayo avocado egg salad, but I’m gonna show you guys a little twist that requires no bread if
you want something lighter. In a large bowl I’m gonna throw in some boiled eggs that I’ve just quartered, chopped ripe avocado, minced red onion, you can also use shallot or green onion for this, a good squeeze of some fresh lemon juice. P.S. I love this lemon squeezer, we actually sell it on our shop, I will link it down below. Some fresh dill which really brings the
salad to the next level, a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper, and you’re just gonna mash this all up, and I’m telling you, you will not believe there’s no mayonnaise in this recipe. Even when you make it and you’re the one making it, you’ll be like how did I, did I put mayonnaise in this? There’s no mayonnaise and it is just so creamy and light and fluffy, and it works great in a sandwich, but for today I’m actually gonna lay it on a bed of baby spinach. I showed this method in my 10
ways to eat more greens video, which I’ll link in the
top right hand corner, and I just love to line
my plate with greens, and just adding on my lunch or dinner right on top. And for this option I’m adding
on some fresh raspberries for some sweetness, kind of like your desert after your lunch. It’s just a lighter option
if you’re not feeling like a sandwich or a wrap you can just have it on a salad. Last, but not least, we’re making one of my new favorites, a shrimp sushi bowl. This is so easy to make and way cheaper than buying a Poke or Sushi Bowl from
your local takeout spot. For my base I have some cooked brown rice. You can use quinoa, really whatever leftovers
you have in the fridge, or you can just use lettuce on the bottom. Drizzle it with some Tamari Sauce. And then top it with all your delicious vibrant veggies. I have some diced cucumber,
some pre-shredded carrots that I bought at the grocery store, which saves you time, some Edamame, which I
just got the frozen one, ran it under some hot water and it’s like cooked in an instant. And then for the protein I
have some precooked shrimp. You can buy this in the
freezer section already cooked, you just have to thaw it and it’s ready to go. Then I have some chopped
up roasted seaweed and I’m drizzling it with a spicy sriracha mayo. This is super quick to make sriracha, vegenaise or regular mayonnaise, and it’s really delicious right
on top of this sushi bowl. Now all you have to do is
master those chop stick skills and you’re good to go. There you have it health nuts, four five-minute easy
healthy lunch recipes. I know you guys will love them, and also let me know which
one you think is your favorite and that you’re most excited to try. Leave me a comment down below. And also don’t forget
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my real every day life. So if you like these
recipes that I shared, check those out. I’m also gonna have a play list down below with all of my quick, easy meals, the 10 minute dinners, five minute breakfast recipes, check that down below if you guys want more inspiration like this video. Thank you so much for watching. I love you guys so, so much, and I will see you in my next video. Bye guys. (upbeat music)

92 comments on “EASY 5 Minute Lunch Recipes | Healthy Lunch Ideas”

  1. Alexandra H says:


  2. Alexandra H says:

    You have amazing videos!! Really enjoy watching your Trader Joe’s videos, really fun!😃

  3. Paige Kaiser says:


  4. Glow with Nafesa says:

    I love your videos so much✨💕
    Especially what I eat in a day videos 😊

  5. Alexandra sucre says:

    Lo ve u!

  6. Elvira Dupcheva says:

    Hi, Nikole. Thanks! One of my faves things to do is to watch recipe videos and recreate them whenever I have time. 💗

  7. Elena Delgado says:

    Looks incredible as always 😍 and delicious.

  8. Hellen Kumari says:

    Jummy and eady make recieped.thanks.

  9. Carolina Silva says:


  10. lea says:


  11. Beth Summerfield says:

    That sandwich looks to die for!

  12. Janice Boland says:

    Hi Nikole. I love your videos and recipes! I think I will try the egg and avocado salad!👍🏻

  13. Rosalyn Commisso says:

    Great video!
    Wondering where you buy your baby onion sprouts? I always see alfalfa but never baby onion.

  14. Susan’s Holistic Lifestyle says:

    Love these lunch ideas! ❤️
    Can’t wait to try out the sushi bowl!
    Btw I love beets; I know most people doesn’t 🙂

  15. marco castro lopez says:

    Buenos días Nikole. tus recetas muy creativas , saludables y ricas , porfavor , traduccion automatico en video

  16. JJ T says:

    Hi, looked for the link for the caramelized onion hummus and not on your blog. Did I miss it?

  17. Isabel Garcia says:

    All of the recipes look amazing but the rainbow stacked veggie sandwich is my fav, will definitely be making this. 🥑💕

  18. Lindsey Davis says:

    Love that blue sweater on you!

    🎊💝PS I make career/budget/ and lifestyle videos in Boston 🌃

  19. Monica Levy Tyler says:

    You should do some highlights on your hair!

  20. Jessica Cunningham says:

    These look so yummy!!! Great ideas girl. Just found your channel recently and I’m binging all of your recipe ideas (no pun intended)

  21. Alex Haskins says:

    Do you buy your sprouts at the grocery store?

  22. Betty Carmella says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing💗

  23. Evive Smoothie says:

    We want to try all these lunch ideas! Looks so good!

  24. Cristina Lopez says:

    I have a question are all your recipes on your channel weight loss friendly?

  25. Celina Chong says:

    You should try the President's Choice brand blue menu falafels they're also delicious!

  26. carla serrano says:

    Omg i love these!! And i like your idea of a colds only lunch. I drive all day for work and cold lunches are all i eat!

  27. Kayla Marie says:

    I loooove the color of your shirt it looks so nice on you!

  28. La Luna says:

    Love your recipes ❤️

  29. Ray Radiance says:

    Beets on burgers would be an umami flavor explosion, imagine a mushroom, soy sauce, carmelized onion burger with slices beets and tomatoes as toppings, great idea!

  30. Hawa Mansaray says:

    Hey girl you gotta try the grey shrimp they are so much better then those pink tiny shrimps the pink ones get me 😷 sick

  31. Alona Kanevsky says:

    Am I the only person who didn't see the pole?!!

  32. Chelsea Traughber says:

    That one piece of arugula in the beginning threw off my ocd 🤣

  33. rose mazzerella says:

    The egg salad looks delicious! I am so making that for my hubs and me! Love these videos, um love all your videos!

  34. Sheila Perl says:

    I love these lunch recipes! I am going to try the carmalized onion hummus sandwich first!

  35. Let's Make A Mess Today says:

    Everything looks awesome!

  36. Ashleigh Bruner says:

    Random question. I have been on the hunt for black sesame seeds but i can't find them. Where did you get them? Im in Ontario too!

  37. Cheri Miller says:

    Looks super delsh!!! YUMMMMMM!!

  38. Greens & Things says:

    I love this ,i made a wrap almost just like this today!!

  39. Stuff Moms Have Time For says:

    These all look so amazing!

  40. Yessenia Garcia says:

    Please also do cold recipes 😀😀😀

  41. Ms. Italics says:

    How do you get the Trader Joe's aioli, I thought you were in Toronto? Unless you are crossing the border for mayonnaise lol 😉

  42. Beatriz Family style says:

    I love love your recipes. This videos are my fav

  43. Maria Ehrig says:

    Ilove this video 👌👌👌👌❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍👍👍👍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  44. alixodanacho says:

    Hey Nicole,
    I just wanted to say that I’ve been a subscriber for over a year now and I watch all your videos religiously. However, just a bit of constructive criticism: I’ve been finding the intros and outros a tad too long lately 🙂
    Keep up the great work!

  45. Cynthia Jaico says:

    Can wait to try the loaded sandwich! 🥪😋
    #healthnutfam 🥑🥑

  46. Noufizz Noufi says:

    I am Indian…..i love ur videos 😍 😘

  47. A Real Kitchn says:

    I love all of these…but if I have to choose one it is the shrimp sushi bowl…yum for all!

  48. Julie Jane says:

    I thought you were vegan…

  49. edith stal says:

    U have incredible menu and meal plans. Keep.up great work! Today day and age people are in hurry and need quick nutrition recipe. U got it covered.

  50. Emma_does_nails_and_ beauty says:

    As an Aussie I love beetroot on every salad! Thanks for some great recipes

  51. xphilli says:

    I love the poke bowl. =)

  52. Cori B says:

    Yes cold meals please!! 😃

  53. Molly Kroehler says:

    I’ve been wanting to try your no mayo avocado egg salad, but I don’t know if I can do the dill! Is it really overpowering?! Love your channel ❤️

  54. Life’s Essentials says:

    Great quick lunch ideas. The sandwich looks delicious 😋

  55. Your Health, My Health says:

    I'm most excited to try the vegetable sandwich recipe but all the recipes was great

  56. Mohamed Rashid says:

    I love you

  57. Paulina Lobato says:

    Cold NOODLE meals! 😋

  58. Beth Ross says:

    Yes!!! These all look delicious. Can't wait to try them.

  59. Kitchen Anonymous says:

    They all look yum. I'm sure going to try them soon. Thanks for sharing.

  60. Savannah Gough says:

    Love this!!! Plus the sauce options 😍

  61. tlacochitta says:

    Love real life food!! Thank you!! More of this please!

  62. Un Identified says:

    I love love LOVE your recipes and easy short recipes. But it’s just that it would be way passed 5 mins for me because I’ll have to prep all the veggies (cutting, slicing, washing) before throwing it all together… can you make a video on prepping or having prepped/pre-cut veggies to-go that maybe can be stored in the fridge for a few days for quick access and convenience, if possible? I’ve watched your 7 meal prep hacks which I love but I want moreeee lol and especially for these kind of easy 5 mins food that are mostly veggies. Thank you!!

  63. Agosto Ceilings says:

    🤬🤬🤬😡 what's this shit?

  64. Barbara Mastny says:

    Hi Nicole,
    Do you know when your getting starter kit for 59.99?? Your sold out??

  65. Karen Law says:


  66. Isabella Creviston says:

    That one pice of arugula though😂

  67. Dianizz R says:

    I’m a 16 year old , trying to eat better food for lunch , I love your videos sm , could you do an easy , (school) lunch idea vídeos please ❤️ i know your not in school but you know so much about food nutrition and maybe you could know a (school edition easy type ) of lunch ideas/recipes. Much love 😊

  68. naturally rachida says:

    Nikole you rock

  69. naturally rachida says:

    Nikole I am trying ALLL of these recipes. Yumm! Minus the egg and the shrimp ☺. #vegan

  70. Melissa Pizarro says:

    More meat 🥩, please!

  71. meagan1207 says:

    I was living off that Avocado egg salad for a couple weeks not that long ago!! Def one of my faves!! Great video!

  72. Alexa Tenorio says:

    Not sure if you get this a lot or if you’ve already done it but could you do a video on how you pick and store your avocados and how long to wait to use them if they aren’t ripe? Your avocados always look so ripe and perfect!! Basically a whole avocado video 😊🥑

  73. Leesa Warshauer says:

    I am a mayo girl..Dukes..the best. On sugar in it.

  74. payel biswas says:

    Yes plz cold lunch ideas as well!

  75. Palmer F says:

    that shrimp sushi bowl looks absolutely delicious!!!!

  76. Marcela Nava says:

    Amazing lunch ideas!!!! 😋😋

  77. Shawnetta Swartz says:

    I love the recipes.

  78. Shawnetta Swartz says:

    I am new to you tube besides listening to music and stuff.
    Where do I find the links?

  79. arpita acharya says:

    Avocado tshirts

  80. Kaitlyn Creason says:

    Does the avocado salad turn brown if you make it a day ahead?

  81. Maggie Logan says:

    I was excited to try your falafel recommendation but the Yves one has caramel coloring which is very dangerous to eat. Do you have any other recommendations that don’t have artificial coloring?

  82. alyce roman says:

    🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️I LOVE LOVE LOVE your channel!!! So fresh & yummy!!! I'm using everything I currently have in my freezer /fridge and when it comes time to restocking it's gonna be a month of only your recipes 🤗. So happy I found this channel (thanks to Myka )🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️

  83. Maria Virginia López says:

    I think I'll try the No Mayo Avocado Egg salad ❤️🎶

    Maybe you can check the recipe for Arepa Reina Pepiada 🙂 so tasty. That one includes mayo, but I'm doing it without the mayo and is turns out really great, actually

  84. Rebecca Brock says:

    I placed on order on your shop (got the health nut bundle!) I just love watching your videos. I love that you don't push diets or fads, but intuitive eating. I'm working with a therapist to overcome BED and intuitive eating is something that I'm focusing on. Thanks for all the hard work you put into your channel and being a huge inspiration. 💕

  85. Debra Phillips says:

    What Falafel is your favorite brand, I couldn’t find where you listed it

  86. Qui Lahahana says:

    Hey Nikole your eyes are so deep and sad😑
    Btw your videos are so inspiring!

  87. Kori Skene says:

    I love beets on sandwiches! 😍 Caramelized onion hummus sounds amazing too.

  88. Thuvaraka Mahenthiran says:

    I will try the falafel wrap and sushi bowl.

  89. Ko Bear says:

    I tried your 5 ingredient pancakes and they were sooo good. My dad said to bad we dont have a bunch they're so good. Lol😂🤣😅

  90. Abeba Assefa says:

    My favorite is the 4th one

  91. Terchila Marian says:

    you probably have those ingredients in the fridge she said. all I have is meat. no fancy veggies or spices

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