Are you wondering if there are lunch box ideas for small budgets out there? Well if you are, you have definitely stumbled across the perfect article! Here we have a couple of healthy recipes for you that are not expensive, yet very delicious and healthy for your body, too.
The first one on our list is a kale salad, which is a very nutritious and not over the top expensive recipe. If you are a salad lover and you are looking for lunch box ideas for small budgets, this is the perfect recipe for you. You will need two or three kale bunches, two cans of chickpeas, a tablespoon of coconut oil, smoked paprikas (one or two), one pint of blueberries and half cup of pumpkin seeds, one block of feta cheese (sheep or cow, your preference and depending on your budget).
The first thing you need to do is preheat your oven and start cooking the chickpeas and the paprika. After that, take all of the other ingredients, cut them into pieces and make a huge mixture of it. In the end, add some olive oil and balsamic oil. You can place a couple of pieces from the feta cheese on top of the kale salad.
The second recipe on our list is carrot soup. It is healthy yet it is cheap and perfect for anyone who is on a budget. This recipe is also suitable for vegetarians (as well as the recipe mentioned above – after all, it is a salad with no meat!).
For the carrot soup, you will need three or four carrots, one half of onion, one bay leaf (dried), one tablespoon of coconut oil (if you like the taste of it), one apple, one tablespoon of honey, almonds or any other type of nuts, depending what is your preference and whether you are allergic to nuts or not, one or two cups of milk, half cup of yoghurt and a little bit of chopped parsley.
First, you will place the onion and carrots in a pot and boil them. After that, add some garlic and apple. Stir for a couple of minutes. Stir it up for 30 minutes on very low temperature. Place the milk, salt, pepper and yogurt in a blender and blend them together for a couple of seconds. Add the blended ingredients in the pot where you prepared the onions and carrots.
The banana smoothie for a good morning is the last recipe on our list of lunch box ideas for small budgets. It is the perfect B-vitamin recipe for everyone who needs to balance their blood sugar. You will need one banana, a handful of greens such as kale or spinach, half cup of blueberries (frozen ones or fresh ones, depending on your personal preference), one scoop of brown rice, one tablespoon of honey or if you prefer – maple syrup, half spoon of cinnamon, vanilla extract (if you are a vanilla fan), two ice cubes and one cup of milk (if you are into organic milk, add rice or almond milk).
All you have to do is blend all of these ingredients together and create a b-vitamin smoothie that will keep you energized throughout your morning! Lunch boxes don’t necessarily have to be expensive – there are tons of other lunch box ideas for small budgets out there. Just explore and experiment with healthy ingredients!