Busy college student? Here are three healthy lunch ideas just for you

Get prepared with these delicious recipes

Now that the semester is back in full swing and you have had just as many social lunches out and about that you can manage, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about bringing your lunch to college with you! 

A little preparation on a Sunday night can save you a whole heap of time during the week, and we’ve made it easy for you by compiling three easy, quick and healthy lunch ideas for all you busy students.

These delicious lunch recipes are made super easy with a selection of ingredients, including Homebird’s range of sliced meats, which can be picked up in most supermarkets around the country.

Inside Out Wraps 

Homebird Inside Out Wraps

Traditional Irish Roast Turkey Slices
1 tub of Cream cheese
Fat bread sticks or Celery sticks or carrot sticks

Spread cream cheese on the slice of turkey as if to butter it
Place bread stick (or alternative) in the middle and roll up around it
Cut across diameter if it needs to fit in a box.


Homebird Pinwheels

The advantage of making pinwheels (besides the fact that they look great) is you can pop different flavours of wraps into the lunchbox of each child to encourage them to try new flavours without worrying that they won’t find something they like in there – just pop in a few tried and trusted ones too!


1 pack Homebird Traditional Irish Roast Chicken Slices cocktail sticks/lollipop sticks
1 sandwich/tortilla wrap
spinach leaves
sliced cheese
mayonnaise or cream cheese


Spread the wrap with mayo/cream cheese.
Lay the rest of the ingredients on the wrap and roll lengthways.
Slice into 2-3 inch pieces and secure with a cocktail stick. Mix and match 2 or 3 flavour combo’s per lunchbox.

Courgette Turkey Wraps

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1 pack Homebird Traditional Irish Roast Turkey Slices cocktail sticks
1 courgette
1 tub of sweet chilli hummus
salt and pepper


Cut courgette in half lengthways – this will help reduce waste after.
Slice the courgette lengthways with a peeler into several long thin slices.
Using a teaspoon “butter” them with hummus. Lay the sliced turkey on top and season accordingly.
Roll up lengthways and secure in place with a cocktail stick.


Homebird is available in supermarkets nationwide in 90g and 100g for €3.00.


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