Good Healthy Lunch Recipes

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Some good healthy lunch recipes. Lunch is my favorite meal! It seems like a lot of people think it’s the worst, but I love a nice big lunch to keep me full until dinner. It’s quick and easy to prepare, which makes it even better!

In this article, we’ll be discussing good healthy lunch recipes for work. I personally struggle with what to pack for lunch every day, simply because I’m the kind of guy that wants to eat good food. But I also want to eat healthy, so that my body can grow stronger and can continue functioning throughout the day without getting sick or running out of juice.

Good Healthy Lunch Recipes

Finding tasty, healthy lunch ideas that you actually have the time to make can sometimes feel easier said than done. Whether you work from home or in an office, finding a moment to whip up anything beyond a PB&J may feel like a miracle when you’re juggling what feels like one million different tasks at once.
Andrew Purcell, Carrie Purcell

1. Turkey, Apple, And Cheddar Sandwich From SELF

Adding apple slices for crunchy sweetness and a touch of Dijon mustard for zing brings a classic deli sandwich to the next level. Finish under a broiler or in a panini press or toaster oven if you’d like to melt the cheese.

Cheesy Chicken Chili in pot overhead shot

Sommer Collier via A Spicy Perspective

2. 5-Ingredient Cheesy Chicken Chili from A Spicy Perspective

Chili for lunch may sound ambitious, but this recipe is as easy as dumping salsa, enchilada sauce, canned chili beans, shredded chicken, and shredded cheddar in a pot and simmering for 20 minutes.

Two chicken caesar wrap halves stacked closeup

                        Aggie Goodman via Aggie’s Kitchen

4. Tuna And Orzo Salad With Parmesan And Basil From Aggie’s Kitchen

This is one of many high-protein lunch recipes that makes use of canned ingredients to get the job done. In this case, canned tuna and cannellini beans bring a double whammy of convenient protein to the table in this fresh and zesty pasta salad.

Chickpeas couscous fresh veggies and tahini dressing.

  Alex Overhiser via A Couple Cooks

5. Mediterranean Couscous Bowls Recipe from A Couple Cooks

Couscous fans, meet your new favorite lunch. Here, the humble grain is tossed with canned chickpeas, fresh veggies, and a simple lemon-tahini sauce that you’ll want to use on everything.

Chickpea Avocado Egg Wrap in glass dish

Katie Thompson

6. Chickpea, Avocado, And Egg Wrap From SELF

This extremely satisfying no-cook option packs a triple hit of protein: chickpeas, Greek yogurt, and hard-boiled eggs. Kale, avocado, and a whole wheat wrap add some fiber for extra satiety.

Dutch oven filled with spaghetti tomatoes basil.

Jacki Moseley via A Beautiful Mess

7. One-Pot Pasta from A Beautiful Mess

If you’re going to go to the trouble of making pasta for lunch, why not make the process as simple as possible with a one-pot recipe like this one?

Tofu scramble with veggies toast on white plate

Alex Overhiser via A Couple Cooks

8. Easy Tofu Scramble From A Couple Cooks

Tofu is such a great building block for so many essential healthy recipes because of how adaptable and easy to cook with it is. This simple scramble uses spices like turmeric and cumin to add both color and flavor to the otherwise plain ingredient.

Mango Black Bean Quinoa Vegetable Salad in Bowl

Monique Volz via Ambitious Kitchen

9. Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad From Ambitious Kitchen

This hearty, colorful salad has it all: protein-rich legumes, healthy fat-filled avocado, and a bit of zest and sweetness from peppers and mango.

Salmon salad with veggies crackers on white plate

Aggie Goodman via Aggie’s Kitchen

10. Salmon Salad From Aggie’s Kitchen

If you’re a fan of tuna salad but in the mood for a switch-up, try salmon salad on a sandwich or in a pita instead.

Brown lentil bowl with pita greek yogurt tomatoes

                     Alex Overhiser via A Couple Cooks

11. Seasoned Brown Lentil Bowl From A Couple Cooks

Lentils are such a versatile lunch foundation. They’re served here with pita, Greek yogurt, and fresh vegetables—but the recipe notes that eggs, grains, lettuce, roasted veggies, and taco fixings would all work just as well.

OpenFaced Cherry Chicken Salad Sandwich red bell peppers

Andrew Purcell, Carrie Purcell

12. Open-Faced Cherry Chicken Salad Sandwich From SELF

Sweet cherries, creamy avocado, and crunchy bell peppers brighten up this chicken salad sandwich. Toasted English muffins are fantastic, but any kind of bread will do.

Black bean veggie pinwheel wraps on white plate

                                   Alex Overhiser via A Couple Cooks

13. Mexican Pinwheels From A Couple Cooks

All you have to do to create these cute and festive little rounds is spread tortillas with hummus, top with black beans, veggies, and cheese, roll them up, and slice.

Pesto Tuna Sandwich on white plate overhead shot

                     Andrew Purcell, Carrie Purcell

14. Pesto Tuna Sandwich From SELF

You might never have thought to put pesto on a tuna sandwich before, but the unexpected pairing is spot-on. Add some greens or sliced tomato if you have them on hand.

Everything bagelseasoned white fish over salad on plate

                                         Sommer Collier via A Spicy Perspective

15. Baked White Fish With Everything Bagel Crust From A Spicy Perspective

Fish is often overlooked at lunch time, but quick and simple recipes like this make it a practical and tasty option. Serve with a grain or on a sandwich.

Avocado Tomato Chickpea Pasta Salad in bowl

                                    Monique Volz vi  Ambitious Kitchen

16. Avocado Tomato Chickpea Pasta Salad With Lemon Basil Vinaigrette From Ambitious Kitchen

This zesty vinaigrette is a keeper, and—because of all the vinegar and salt it contains—it’ll last in your fridge for quite a while, too! Feel free to use any shape of pasta you already have (or can find).

Kale carrots rice mushrooms in white bowl

Brittany Mullins via Eating Bird Food

17. Easy Greens and Grains Bowl From Eating Bird Food

This recipe is ideal for making substitutions. For instance, you might use chard instead of kale, mix two kinds of grains together, or top with a poached or fried egg for a bit of extra protein.

Millet Bowl With Corn Edamame bell peppers

Andrew Purcell, Carrie Purcell

18. Millet Bowl With Corn And Edamame From SELF

Millet makes for a novel and tasty grain-bowl base, but you can sub with whatever grain you like—like quinoa, rice, or farro.

Burrito bowl with black beans rice avocado salsa

               Cassie Johnston via Wholefully

19. Black Bean Burrito Bowls From Wholefully

These burrito bowls are infinitely customizable. Use canned beans and frozen or quick-cooking rice to really speed things along, and your favorite jarred salsa to save even more time on pico de gallo prep.

Cheesy Green Millet in cast iron skillet

Andrew Purcell, Carrie Purcell

20. Cheesy Green Millet Skillet From SELF

This quick and toasty skillet is very flexible—feel free to use whatever grain you have on hand, swap out the cheddar for another cheese, and use a leafy green besides spinach.

Tofu broccoli bell pepper stirfry chopsticks in bowl

Brittany Mullins via Eating Bird Food

21. Easy Tofu Stir-Fry From Eating Bird Food

Stir-fry recipes are a tasty, relatively low-effort way to combine grains, veggies, protein, and fat. Pre-cut or frozen veggies and store-bought teriyaki sauce make this one extra convenient.

Salad bowl with Shrimp Avocado Black Beans vegetables

Chungah Rhee via Damn Delicious

22. Shrimp And Avocado Salad From Damn Delicious

Make this restaurant-quality salad the most convenient by using frozen veggies and shrimp. You could also sub in whatever protein you prefer—chicken, tofu, fish—or just double the beans.

Image may contain Food Bowl Egg and Plant

Lee Hersh via Fit Foodie Finds

23. Southern-Style Cheesy Grits From Fit Foodie Finds

Cajun-spiced sautéed veggies, fried eggs, and cheesy grits make for a special and surprisingly delicious lunch. Whip the grits and veggies up ahead of time so that all you have to do is warm everything up when it’s time to eat.

Miso Soup with Vermicelli Mushrooms Tofu in bowl

Chungah Rhee via Damn Delicious

24. Miso Soup With Vermicelli, Mushrooms, And Tofu From Damn Delicious

When in lunchtime doubt, enjoy a nourishing and flavorful soup packed with produce and protein that you can put together in 20 minutes.

Image may contain Burger Food Plant Dish and MealAdrianna Adarme via A Cozy Kitchen

25. Jackfruit Tinga Tacos From A Cozy Kitchen

Though pulled pork or beef can take hours to cook, the jackfruit filling for these saucy tacos is ready in a quarter of time—and totally vegan to boot!

Image may contain Plant Food Produce Vegetable Bean and LentilErin Alderson via Naturally Ella

 

 

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