Looking for healthy breakfast and lunch ideas? Thankfully, you won’t have to suffer through another bland meal. With healthy bread alternatives thanks to Eat To Live Buckwheat Cakes, you’re about to discover the most satisfying light breakfast ideas and healthy lunch options. These will surely help you break out of your rut and look forward to eating healthy meals in the most delicious of ways!
24 Savoury Suggestions
When you want something that has that salty, herby, garlicky, savoury flavour, these delicious healthy breakfast and lunch ideas will get you through. Some can be enjoyed for any meal, or even a snack too. With these recipes in your stash, you’ll never run out of delicious ideas.
1. No-Mayo Healthy Egg Salad
See how it’s done with our recipe video: https://pin.it/78rD7eC
Do you love egg salad? If so, you probably know that all that mayo isn’t the best when trying to find healthy lunch ideas. But this egg salad recipe is pure perfection for creating healthy sandwich fillings. It couldn’t be easier to do either. If you have an egg salad recipe you love, simply swap the mayo for avocado. Mashed avocado has such a creamy and heavenly texture, it only seems indulgent but it’s giving you the healthy fats you need for your best nutrition.
You will need:
Boiled eggs chopped
Red onion diced
Pickled cucumbers diced
Parsley finely diced
For dressing combine yogurt and some mustard to taste. Mix chopped ingredients together, add dressing and enjoy on Buckwheat Cakes. Add a bit of green salad or spinach to get in more veggies and add a pretty pop of colour.
2. Avocado Mash, Halloumi, Fried Eggs, Tomatoes (bacon or smoked salmon optional)
Avocado lunch ideas don’t get any better than this! You’ll be reinventing avocado toast with this gluten free bread alternative. Simply smash an avocado and smear it onto the buckwheat cakes. Then go beyond healthy toast toppings to add halloumi, fried eggs (ideally with that lovely, runny yolk), and tomatoes. You can also add bacon or smoked salmon to make this a divine brunch option if you prefer too.
3. Low Calorie Egg Breakfast
How something so simple can be so delicious, beautiful and nourishing, all at once? Eggs really are a wonderful ingredient that gives you plenty of protein and choline too. Scramble your eggs to your liking, then pile them onto our buckwheat cakes. While the eggs cook, make the sauteed mushrooms and spinach in another pan. I love adding garlic and other aromatics, but you can also experiment with other herbs and spices. Each time, you can make it differently. Even add just a hint of cheese to those eggs for a little indulgence while keeping it healthy. Pile it all on top of the eggs and it’s a breakfast you’re going to love.
4. An Aussie Favourite! Avocado, Tomatoes, Ham
This simple, low calorie open sandwich lunch is brimming with nutrition thanks to buckwheat. Buy buckwheat cakes and you’ll have the best vessel to keep you feeling full and round out your nutrition without compromising taste. That crunch goes great with soft ingredients like avocado, tomatoes, and ham. Vegan? You can swap the ham out for tempeh, tofu, or even a vegan patty, or simply keep it with avocado and tomatoes if you’d rather.
5. Avocado with Sauteed Mushrooms (with garlic and thyme)
A simple and quick way to a filling healthy lunch idea, all you need are some mushrooms, garlic, and thyme. It’s a perfect combination as sauteed mushrooms have a meaty taste and texture that is perfect for vegans and vegetarians yet something even meat lovers will enjoy. Smash that avocado for an open faced sandwich layer to hold those sauteed mushrooms in place. The contrast in textures and the harmony in flavours make this one of the tastiest options for any meal.
6. Gluten Free Vegemite Delight
If you miss eating vegemite, use EveryMite Spread instead! Then you’ll have that traditional Australian flavour to pair with our Australian buckwheat cakes. For a healthy lunch, it doesn’t get much better than this simple and delicious combination. Spread EveryMite onto the buckwheat cakes, then top with avocado, ripe tomatoes, and alfalfa sprouts for a winning combination.
7. Simple and Delicious Goat Cheese Snack
Watch the recipe video https://fb.watch/dJ0LYdSjP-/
Now here’s a quick healthy lunch idea that you may just make for a snack because you can’t wait for a meal to eat it! Healthy vegetable lunches like this will have you happily eating good-for-you foods. These roasted tomatoes make the whole dish sing! They’re so good, you won't be able to stop! Our Australian buckwheat cakes get topped with mashed avocado, roasted cherry tomatoes, and soft, creamy goats cheese.
Goats cheese or any other soft cheese
You’ll chop up the garlic and thyme finely. Then combine tomatoes, garlic, thyme, olive oil, and seasoning. Mix well and roast, then assemble the cakes. I’ve got a video right here that can walk you through this super-simple process!
8. Pickled Eggplant on Avocado
When creating low calorie lunch ideas, sometimes you need something that looks and tastes exotic but is easy to make. That’s the case with this healthy sandwich! It’s one of the best ways to eat eggplant, rendering delicious flavours that do good things for your gut health. It’s easy to pickle by following this recipe.
3 cloves of garlic
2 orange slices
1 sprig of rosemary
3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
4 tbsp. olive oil
Salt/pepper to taste
First, you’ll thinly slice the eggplant. While you do that, preheat your oven to 200C. Roast your eggplant with the garlic for 15 to 20 minutes. Mix the vinegar with oil and seasonings, then add the oranges, rosemary, and finally, the eggplant. Make sure you combine it well, then move it to a jar in your fridge for at least 12 hours.
Patience pays here, and so too does advance planning, making this a lovely light lunch idea for a weekend or even for healthy picnic food. Once you have the eggplant ready, it can also be one of your easy healthy lunches for work. To make this gluten free sandwich, grab your buckwheat cakes, add avocado, and finish it off with this pickled eggplant and perhaps some arugula or microgreens for a tasty and healthy garnish.
9. Open Buckwheat Sandwich with Hot Smoked Salmon.
Raise your hand if you miss bagels! Now, don’t be sad but we’ve found the best way to get your bagel fix with healthy bread alternatives. Using our Australian buckwheat cakes, you get a crunchier format for this classic sandwich. And with hot smoked salmon, you get a nice kick of flavour too. Though feel free to use regular smoked salmon.
Either way, those thin and rich strips of smoked fish are splendid with ribbons of cucumber. Let the avocado be the binder that keeps everything in place with every delicious bite.
Hot Smoked Salmon
To make it, just mash your avocado. Use your vegetable peeler to slice the cucumber into those precious ribbons. Add the salmon and then top with the pickled onion for that finishing touch. Who needs bagels now? Not you when you have a gluten free bread alternative that tastes so amazing!
10. Healthy Pulled Chicken Sandwich
Bread doesn’t deserve all the fun. In fact, we think this easy and delicious recipe will become your family’s new favourite for healthy lunch recipes. It’s a must for hot summer afternoons, and a perfect way to get everyone on a healthy eating track while loving it.
For pulled chicken, you’ll need:
1kg boneless chicken thighs
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
0.5 onion diced
2 cloves of garlic diced
1 tsp of paprika
0.5 tsp of ground cumin
0.5 tsp of salt
a pinch of pepper
a pinch of chilli flakes
Take everything but the chicken and mix it into your slow cooker. Then add the chicken and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. While it cooks, make your healthy coleslaw. When your chicken is finished cooking, shred it.
For healthy coleslaw, you’ll need:
White cabbage grated
Red cabbage grated
3 tbsp plain yogurt
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1.5 tsp Dijon mustard
Mix the veggies in a bowl. Make the dressing combining yogurt, vinegar and mustard. Add the dressing to veggies and season to taste.
Assemble your gluten free sandwich:
You’ll start with our crunchy buckwheat cakes, then add the avocado. Pule on the pulled chicken, then top with coleslaw. And for the finishing touch, add another buckwheat cake and lock it into place by spearing it together with a pickled baby cucumber on a toothpick.
11. Crème Cheese (dairy free optional), Pumpkin, Rocket
Pumpkin is such a fantastic vegetable because it roasts up beautifully and creates a splendid flavour and texture for adding to your gluten free bread alternative. Paired with the crispy, crunchy buckwheat cake plus crème cheese and rocket, you’ll have a well-rounded vegetarian healthy lunch will make you feel like you’re dining in a café. Simply roast your pumpkin, then top your buckwheat cake with crème cheese (use non-dairy cashew cheese if you like for a vegan version), and add the rocket on top.
12. Creamy Brie Cheese, Prosciutto, Pear and Micro-Herbs
When it comes to healthy lunch recipes for weight loss, you’ve got to try this one out. Lunch, brunch, or even the perfect snack to go with a gorgeous glass of Sav Blanc, it all resides on that healthy yet delicious buckwheat cake, a gluten free bread alternative you’re going to love. It beats gluten free crackers for a stunning crunch that holds up the creamy, rich brie and decadent prosciutto. The sliced pear on top creates contrast while getting you a healthy dose of vitamins too. And with micro-herbs, which are all the rage for their potent health benefits, this is one of those low calorie lunch ideas you’ll be making often!
13. Gluten Free Buckwheat Bruschetta
Do you have FOMO when everyone else enjoys bruschetta but you can’t because you’re gluten-free? Well, now you can make your bruschetta for everyone simply by using the best healthy buckwheat cakes as the base. As far as healthy lunch ideas go, you’ll be all in for this one, and so will everyone else joining you at the table.
You will need:
Buckwheat Cakes with Hemp
Diced fresh tomatoes
Diced Kalamata olives
Chopped herbs (use parsley or basil)
A splash of garlic-infused olive oil (or regular olive oil + fresh minced garlic)
It’s so easy to assemble. Just watch the video and enjoy! https://fb.watch/dJ0PDYju0M/
14. Mediterranean Goats Crème Cheese, Tomatoes and Basil
For a low calorie lunch or what I like to call ‘healthy subway,’ there’s nothing quite like Australian buckwheat cakes topped off with soft goats cheese, tomatoes, basil, and a generous grinding of fresh ground pepper. It’s creamy, fresh, juicy, and crunchy all at once, making it a sensationally delicious way to eat a light lunch or snack anytime!
15. Buckwheat BAM Sandwich (buckwheat cakes + avocado + mushrooms)
For healthy lunch ideas for weight loss, put more BAM in your day. That’s for buckwheat cakes, avocado, and mushrooms. Well, technically it’s guacamole but BAM sounds better than BGM, don’t you agree? And with this guacamole, made from avocado, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper, you have the ultimate delight in-hand to feast upon. But those sauteed mushrooms bring it all together, adding that meaty charm they do so well to make it a filling easy quick lunch.
16. Pizza on Buckwheat Cakes
Watch the recipe video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuU_0u6c9zg
Looking for lunch ideas for 1 year olds? Let pizza get them into a healthy lunch they’ll beg for again and again. All you need are Buckwheat Cakes, pizza sauce, eggplant, mushrooms, garlic, mozzarella, and Parmigiano or Grana Padano, or even another cheese you like.
You can thicken the sauce on the stove if it’s too runny, otherwise slice up your garlic and mushrooms, season, and pan fry them. Then slice your eggplant and do the same. Or use the oven for them all. Once ready, slice your mozzarella, grate the cheese, and then assemble the pizzas. Give it a nice bake at 150 to 180C once assembled, just briefly until that cheese melts. It’s guaranteed to be a hit!
17. Healthy Egg Breakfast Recipe or Eggs-traordinary Lunch
We love this delicious, easy low carb lunch. You can truly make it your way. If you want soft-boiled eggs with a runny or very soft yolk, cook them for 4 to 6 minutes. If you want them fully hard boiled with a solid yolk, make that 8 to 12 minutes. Once they’re boiled, I pour cold water over them and then slightly crack them on the bottom of the pot. The cold water runs through the cracks and separates the egg from the shells. It’s genius. Try it and you’ll find it so much easier to get that perfect egg. Do you have any egg tricks? You can apply them here!
To make this simple eggs-traordinary breakfast or lunch for your best health, all you need are buckwheat cakes topped with avocado and then your eggs. You can even prep it in advance or pack it all up to take to work and make everyone jealous.
18. Tomato Lover
Tomatoes are a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K, which means they should be your go-to for a healthy breakfast, healthy snack, or healthy lunch. The secret is not putting them in the fridge. That will kill their aroma and flavour. Keep them on your kitchen bench and gobble them up within a week.
Oh, no. Did you forget about your tomatoes and they’ve gone soft? You can cook them up into a sauce so you don’t waste them! This tomato lover gluten free sandwich features buckwheat cakes, avocados, and ripe tomatoes. So quick, easy, and yummy!
19. Delicious Mediterranean Combo Recipe
Here’s a creamy and decadent Mediterranean recipe using a bread alternative we love, buckwheat cakes. I use ricotta to smear on the cakes, though if you’re vegan or dairy-free, you can omit it. Then I drizzle my homemade pesto on top of that (recipe just below) and follow with sauteed tomatoes and kalamata olives. It’s so simple, pure, and refreshing.
For Traditional Pesto, you’ll need:
For Asian Influence Vegan Pesto, you’ll need:
Chilli Roasted Cashews (they give creamy cheesy flavour)
For either pesto, a hand blender will do the job! No need to trot out any heavy duty equipment!
20. Avocado, Feta, Olives, Tomatoes and Basil
Need avocado lunch ideas? This Greek salad inspired gluten free sandwich is the way to go. Top your buckwheat cakes with sliced avocados, tomatoes, olives, feta, and basil and you’ll have a quick and delicious healthy lunch to bring to work or enjoy at home.
21. Avocado Mash and Fried Egg
I know I have a few egg and avocado healthy breakfast recipes on here and healthy lunch options too. But with a fried egg on top, it’s also a perfect meal. Try making it into guacamole for a Mexican twist you’ll love.
22. Tzatziki on Buckwheat
This is THE Perfect Snack for Hot Summer Days and Nights!
You know the feeling when it is so hot that the only thing you crave is something light, fresh, and crunchy ! My simple tzatziki recipe follows below and once you make it once, you’ll be making it all the time when that creamy craving strikes. It’s simply refreshing, a healthy lunch or healthy snack that has your back.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
Fresh garlic to taste
Greek yogurt (or vegan alternative)
Lemon juice to taste
Place the grated cucumber into a clean dish towel and squeeze out all moisture. In a large bowl add yogurt, cucumber, garlic clove, lemon, and dill weed and mix to combine well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover bowl and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the flavours to combine (even better if left overnight!). Then you can smear it onto our buckwheat cakes and have something lovely to fill you up. This tzatziki keeps in the fridge for up to a week so feel free to add it to other gluten free sandwich ideas you find on this list or dip and dunk as you see fit!
23. Quick and Easy Beetroot Hummus Topped Buckwheat Cakes
Looking for a pretty yet healthy lunch to take to work or a healthy lunch for a picnic? Make my simple beetroot hummus and everyone will beg you to bring it to parties from now on. Place the beetroots, chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic into a food processor and process until smooth. Adjust the seasoning to your liking, then spread on buckwheat cakes, topping it off with thinly sliced ribbons of cucumber.
24. Avocado, Pickled Red Cabbage, and Marinated Goats Cheese on Buckwheat Cakes
As you can see, the possibilities are purely endless when it comes to how to top your buckwheat cakes for healthy breakfast options or healthy lunch ideas. This topping features avocado with marinated goats cheese and pickled red cabbage. It hits all those flavours and textures contrasting yet complementing one another in pure bliss.
10 Sweet Suggestions
Whether you want a sweet healthy breakfast or brunch, or even something for dessert without any guilt, try these tasty ideas on top of buckwheat cakes. They’re so good, you’ll be thrilled that you can eat your dessert and stay within your health goals!
1. Healthy Peanut Butter Jelly
For a healthy low calorie breakfast or healthy lunch recipes for work, this revied peanut butter and jelly gets a wellness makeover so you can eat it without the guilt. You’ll smear crunchy peanut butter onto your gluten free buckwheat cakes (or use the smooth stuff, or another nut butter if you prefer), then add sliced strawberry and fit the second buckwheat cake on top. Voila…it’s one of the best healthy lunch ideas for adults you’ll find!
2. Chia Jam and Peanut Butter
Serve up something sweet for a healthy breakfast that will trick your taste buds. My 3-ingredient healthy chia jam is the best topping on our buckwheat cakes smeared with peanut butter or your favourite nut butter.
To make this jam, you’ll need:
500g frozen raspberries
2 Tbsp honey or other sweetener
2 Tbsp chia seeds
First, defrost the berries. Then put them in a pot and add your choice of sweetener. Bring it to a light simmer, then turn off the heat. Add your chia seeds, mixing gently. Leave this for 10 minutes, then pour into jars and refrigerate. Now you can use it any way you choose. In addition to peanut butter, you can pair it with so many wonderful things or let it accent something savoury for contrast.
3. Salted Caramel Banoffee
So, salted caramel isn’t healthy, but my 4-ingredient healthy salted caramel is! And it can help you make a healthy breakfast with a sweet taste, or your new favourite dessert. Top your buckwheat cakes with the salted caramel, then add bananas! Recipe below!
To make my healthy salted caramel, you’ll need:
6 Medjool Dates
3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
Pinch or Two of Salt
2 Tbsp Hot water
Place everything in a jug. Blend with a hand blender. Add more water or salt to taste. That’s it! You can refrigerate this for up to two weeks. Combine it with yogurt or cream to make a healthy banoffee pie to satisfy your sweet tooth.
4. Healthy Snickers Bites
Now, I’d love to share with you my idea of a healthy way to eat Snickers. Much of the healthy lunch and breakfast options here are like healthy Subway if you know what I mean. While Snickers is gluten free, it’s not exactly healthy. But I’m going to show you how in my video below. We’re using these buckwheat cakes to make it happen and now you can snack without a stitch of guilt. Bring them to work to share or hoard them while you binge-watch your favourite shows. Watch the recipe video here: https://pin.it/42DSl3Q
5. Healthy Apple Pie Alternative
Yes, you can have your pie and eat it too. I know, it should be cake, but if you are dreaming of that sweet, apple, cinnamon taste of hot apple pie, you can make a healthy version that’s great for a healthy breakfast. Or for dessert. Almond cinnamon butter on our buckwheat cakes with oven baked apples on top will give you all that flavour without any guilt!
Simply cut your apple in slices, sprinkle with some cinnamon, brush with butter and bake in the oven at 180 C until golden and a bit soft.
6. Healthy Breakfast with Fruity Honey Topping
You’re going to love how simple it is to throw together a sweet yet healthy breakfast, something that easily doubles as dessert. Simply take our buckwheat cakes and top with cottage cheese and nectarine slices. Then drizzle with honey! Try it with other fruits too if you like. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon too. And if you want more, go for it! It’s so healthy, you could eat 2 of them. You could probably eat a whole lot more but they’re filling too thanks to the fibre-rich buckwheat. Buy buckwheat cakes and you’ll be all set for this delicious treat!
7. Nut Butter & Berries
Only 97 calories AND utterly delicious! This easy breakfast recipe can double for a snack or dessert for those sweet moments. You’ll only need a buckwheat cake (27 cal), 1 tsp of nut butter (59 cal), and 20g of berries (11 cal). This is all healthy, gluten free, and vegan too, brimming with nutrients, antioxidants, and fibre that tastes way naughtier than it is. You could even eat 2 of them and still stick to your allotted calories per meal!
8. Ricotta, Figs, Honey and Thyme
When you can’t decide between sweet and savoury, I have to ask…why choose? It’s perfect for weight loss breakfast recipes or a snack or even your healthy lunch. Just add ricotta to a buckwheat cake and drizzle with honey, then sprinkle with thyme.
9. Healthy Peanut Butter Jelly
I know I showed you another PB&J in this post, but that one had fresh strawberries and crunchy peanut butter. This one uses creamy peanut butter, drizzled onto that raspberry chia jam recipe I shared above. It’s creamy, dreamy, fruity, and fabulous!
10. Cottage Cheese, Strawberries, Peanut Butter and Buckwheat Honey.
Want a high protein healthy snack or a sweet meal that tastes like you’re eating cheesecake? Say no more, for we’ve got just the thing. With healthy bread alternatives like these, you will wonder why you didn’t make this sooner. Simply start with one of our buckwheat cakes. Then smear one side with peanut butter (or your favourite nut butter). Add a layer of cottage cheese, then drizzle with raw Australian buckwheat honey and decorate with strawberries. Seriously, you need to try this incredible combination in the form of a healthy breakfast idea the next time you feel a sweet craving come on!
I hope you’ve found plenty to satisfy your needs for high veg protein food, healthy breakfasts, healthy lunch options, and of course, healthy snacks. With so many sweet and savoury ways to fuel your body healthfully, you’ll keep on that right track to your best health and enjoy everything you eat!
Absolutely love the crackers as long as other snacks!
Wow, what a treasure 😜 looks more than good and can imagine tastes even better 🥰 will definitely try most of these recipes ❤️
Looks amazing!! So many ideas, I will definitely try some recipes.
Very inspiring recipes!😍Good job, Diana!
I absolutely love buckwheat, and this is such a delicious way to enjoy it! Wonderful recipes ❤️
Very healthy, tasty and absolutely great easy recipes!
It’s look soo tasty ;) I like it!
Highly recommended!!! Good product for good price!
Yummy! So many options, delish!!
Looks delicious and easy to make! I’ll put on some vegan options into this week breakfast plan!
I really enjoyed your food.
Absolutely love your meals! It’s hard to believe that healthy and delicious can go hand in hand:) thank you for giving us ideas, you are awesome and so clever!
Congrats with your new website – it looks awesome! I still have fond memories of your delicious pastries at restaurant Provianten in Norway :)
So yummy and easy to make! Love these recipes!
Looks so yami 😋🤤
I just recently bought these buckwheat Cookies and will try some recipe right now! Thank you Diana so much for so many delicious recipes.
Those healthy recipes looks so delishes. I cant wait to add few more in my daily routine.
It’s wonderful to see buckwheat entering the mainstream. I love it! Buckwheat cakes are awesome and easy to take with you to work, eat at breakfast, lunch, or afternoon tea or on the go with kids in the playground. Thank you for making a wonderful product to enjoy as a snack!
Looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipes!
Very amazing website with brilliant recipes 👌will definetely use Dianas recipes for health ,quick snacks on a daily basis ❤️
Wow, looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it 🥰
Looks delicious and healthy. Thanks for all this information 💛
I’m always struggling to create something new and tasty for the breakfast. Thank you to Eat to Live page for yummy looking gluten free recipes. I’ll try my favourite this week.