Healthy Lunch Recipes

A healthy lunch can give you the right fuel to keep up your energy and mood for the rest of the day. The most difficult part of eating healthy may be choosing varied meals that don't leave you bored. That's where our best healthy lunch recipes come to the rescue. We've got tons of tasty lunch meals like crunchy fresh salads, layered-with-goodness sandwiches, and even picnic recipes to take with you to the ballpark or on a picnic. Sandwiches are a great healthy lunch choice—they're quick, delicious, and portable. A few simple swaps to your usual sandwich fixings can help you save hundreds of calories without skimping on taste. We walk you through how to make a lighter, more flavorful sandwich with low-calorie and low-fat swaps, as well as an explanation of the four basic elements of a sandwich. Americans also love salads for lunch recipes, which is a fantastic way to get multiple servings of vegetables and fruits. But salads can hide lots of hidden calories and fat sources. We walk you through healthy salad selections that are quick to make, nutritious to eat for lunch or dinner, and keep your body fueled. Our healthy lunch recipes are easy, delicious, and perfect for sticking to any diet.

Philly Cheesesteak Soup

If you're a fan of the sandwich, you'll love the flavors combined in this one-pot soup recipe.
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Chicken Sausage, Veggie, and Ravioli Soup

This broth-based soup develops a rich, herby flavor thanks to chicken sausage and fresh thyme leaves.
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Cheese Steak Soup

The thick cheese-topped Italian bread makes a great dipper in this beefy soup featuring classic Philly cheese steak flavors.
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Egg Roll Soup

Turn your favorite takeout appetizer into a complete meal with this egg roll soup recipe. Shredded veggies, ground pork, and a flavorful broth all contribute to making this easy 30-minute soup.
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Szechuan Dan Dan Noodles

Skip the carryout menu. Our take on this popular Chinese Sichuan street food recipe features a spicy sauce, fresh vegetables, and ground pork.
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Noodle Bowl with Tofu and Poached Eggs

Warm and cozy, this vegetarian noodle bowl is made with marinated tofu, earthy shiitake mushrooms, and topped with a poached egg.
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More Healthy Lunch Recipes

Tomatillo Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Since the tomatillo chicken for these pulled chicken sandwiches starts with rotisserie meat, prep work is simple. Then, this chicken recipe continues on the "easy" motif with a three-step slow cooker method.
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Vegetable-Pork Oven Stew

Perfect for a chilly evening, this stew features aromatic herbs, tender pork, and fresh veggies.