Looking for healthy lunch ideas? Try seaweed
If you struggle to think of quick and easy lunch ideas that are healthy too, then try reaching for the seaweed. Seaweed is packed full of the essential minerals and vitamins needed for healthy human life. It can be a great source of iodine, iron, protein, magnesium, potassium, and fibre, not to mention the variety of vitamins from A to K!
Not only is seaweed highly nutritious, but it is also packed full of flavour, making healthy eating much easier.
Healthy lunch recipes
Save precious time with these easy recipes for delicious and healthy lunches. All of these recipes can be made ahead of time and are perfect to take to work.
Superfood Salad with Dulse
This is a quick and easy salad recipe that is packed full of nutrients and is perfect for a lunch time pick-me-up. Broccoli is high in fibre, calcium, vitamins A and C, while dulse will give you a boost in iodine, which is crucial for healthy thyroid function. By itself, this salad makes the perfect low-calorie lunch, or serve it with some protein for a heartier meal.
Pea Soup with Dulse
Try this recipe for pea soup with dulse as a simple vegetarian alternative to pea and ham soup. The dulse offers a similar smoky flavour to ham but is much richer in nutrients. It’s a simple make-ahead lunch recipe that is quick to make but also nutrient-rich.
Summer Slaw with Furikake
Add a crunch to your lunch with this zingy slaw recipe. Spice up any sandwich or wrap with a little of this slaw for a healthy nutrient boost. This recipe will even lower your salt intake, with the mineral salts in the seaweed acting as a salt alternative, making this a delicious low-salt meal!
Seaweed for your children's lunch
If you’re looking to make healthy packed lunches for your children, our seaweed is your best friend. Hide some of our superfood in their lunches and know that you're providing an all-important nutritious meal for young minds during a busy school day. Add some seaweed to a travel friendly frittata for a great packed lunch, or some Shony® into a tomato pasta sauce. Or why not reach for a pinch of kombu powder to season your mayonnaise for a tuna sandwich.
Clare from the Mara team loves to get her kids eating seaweed for lunch. Her daughter Evie (aged 7) loves a smoked salmon bagel with Shony® mayonnaise, and that all important squeeze of lemon. “When I use Mara in family meals, I know I’m helping them by adding important nutrition into their diets! My daughter loves Seaweed and isn’t afraid to ask for it at the dinner table.”
You could even incorporate seaweed into your kids' snacks. Give cereal bars a whirl substituting any salt in your recipe with our Shony® to give a salty flavour without all the sodium. Find more healthy packed lunch ideas on our website.
Super easy lunch ideas
For a few extra easy lunch ideas, why not sprinkle some Shony® on your cheese toastie, spread some Mara Seaweed butter on you baked potato or stir some into your scrambled eggs - it’s a match made in heaven. The possibilities with seaweed are truly endless.
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