It’s time to sack off the soup and throw away the salad because these three lunches prove that eating out can be filling, healthy and delicious.
Fancy a lunch that’s tasty, nutritious and filling enough to see you through to tea? These three bites are downright delicious and they’re surprisingly good for you too. You can tuck into bulging Mexican tacos, snaffle protein-packed rice rolls and even gorge on a health-conscious kebab. So next time the pangs of hunger strike, feast on these three dishes.
Tacos Fantasticos at Casa Mexicana
Casa Mexicana’s Tacos Fantasticos are stuffed-to-bursting with Mexican goodness. You’ll get three soft cornflour tortillas, loaded up with your choice of toppings. Start with a protein hit from succulent morsels of chicken breast, tender pulled pork or slow roasted beef. You can then pile on the veggies – the guac is rich in omega-3 fatty acids while the tomato salsa and habanero red onion will give you a vitamin C boost. Topped off with lashings of chilli sauce, these heaving tacos will fuel you through the day.
Casa Mexicana, Vicar Lane, Kirkgate Market, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7HY. The Tacos Fantasticos cost £7.30.
Rice Paper Rolls at Bun Mese
Fresh, healthy and delicious, Bun Mese’s rice paper rolls are the perfect lunch option. They may look delicate, but each one comes heaving with nutritious veggies like shredded carrots, avocado and green leaves as well as your choice of filling. There’s pork, prawn, chicken or tofu. Why not double up and get the prawn and chicken roll? It’s absolutely loaded with protein, so you’ll be full for longer. You get two rolls per portion and they’re a seriously cheap eat, so if you’re feeling particularly ravenous you can push the boat out and order a couple of different types.
Bun Mese, 77A Great George St, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3BR. Rice paper rolls start at £1.80.
Rice Box at I am Doner
A healthy kebab? Dreams do come true. I am Doner have transformed the takeaway favourite into a guilt-free bite to eat, packed with up to 120 fresh and nutritious ingredients. Forget bland and greasy strips of doner, they only use deliciously lean cuts of meat that have been marinated in a secret blend of spices. Get your doner, chicken or vegan seitan loaded onto a bed of brown rice – it’s a low-carb, filling alternative to flatbread that’s chock-full of fibre. They heap it high with a colourful salad and loads of roasted Mediterranean veg to give you your daily dose of vitamins, before layering on sauces.
I am Doner, 14a Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JP & I am Doner, 23 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3AA. Rice boxes start at £5.50.Cover image credit: © Copyright Leeds-List 2020 by Katie Wells