Healthy Lunch Ideas

It can be hard to come up with healthy lunch ideas day in and day out, so we've rounded up some easy healthy lunch ideas to help. Whether you're looking for healthy lunches for work or home, we've got healthy lunch recipes for every occasion.

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    Shrimp and Broccoli Noodle Bowl

    Stacked salads are so last year. Instead, try a Mason jar noodle bowl that's the perfect healthy lunch idea for work. Take your jar to go after layering on the snap peas, shrimp, and noodles, and drizzling with a sesame-ginger dressing.

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    Turkey Meatball Grinder

    A healthy lunch meatball sub? Heck yeah! It can be hard to come up with healthy lunch ideas for kids, but just a few smart updates like turkey meatballs, whole wheat buns, and red sweet pepper help this tasty sub fill the bill.

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    Thick Hummus-Style Soup

    Obsessed with hummus? Us too. Turn it into a healthy lunch option with our easy -- and totally delicious -- soup recipe. Make it in your slow cooker, heat it up at work, and don't forget that hint of lemon and parsley for flavor freshness.

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    DIY Burrito Bowls

    Our totally customizable DIY burrito bowl recipe makes it easy to enjoy the trendy, Mexican-inspired meal even on the busiest days.

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    Chicken and Avocado Lettuce Wraps

    Craving a burrito but trying to opt for healthy lunches? Prep all the fixings but use lettuce as your tortilla. You can even splurge on the avocado and still keep your healthy lunch routine intact.

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    Broccolini and Sweet Pepper Pasta Salad

    Goat cheese and basil team up with balsamic vinegar and sweet pepper to give this pasta salad some serious street cred. Pack it up ahead of time for an easy, healthy lunch idea that tastes as good as it looks.

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza

    If you haven’t already, it’s time to get aboard the cauliflower crust train. It turns a fully loaded pizza into a healthy lunch recipe lickety-split.

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    Gluten Free Asian Beef and Noodle Bowl

    Gluten free doesn’t have to be boring. Our easy noodle bowl packs a punch with heavy-hitters anise, garlic, and serrano pepper. Thick-cut beef chuck and mushrooms provide the tasty broth base in one of our favorite healthy lunch recipes.

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    How to Make Red Quinoa Salad with Red Chile Vinaigrette

    Quinoa is an excellent base for any healthy lunch salad. It’s light yet filling and pairs well with everything. In this case, it soaks up the flavors of our spicy raspberry vinaigrette and balances the earthy beets, peppery radishes, and fresh raspberries.

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    Greek Lamb Wraps

    Skip the food truck and opt for a healthy lunch idea that satisfies your gyro craving. Slow-cook and shred a lamb roast ahead of time, and pack it up to wrap in a tortilla with feta, cucumber, tomato, and a simple garlic mayo.

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    Hoisin-Glazed Tofu and Green Beans

    Meet your new favorite protein-packed healthy lunch idea. The perfect dish if you're new to tofu, this easy recipe elevates steaming noodles with a simple hoisin-ginger sauce, green beans, and a touch of lime.

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    Chickpea, Leek, and Spinach Soup

    Step up your soup game with chickpeas, garlic, and the leafy green of your choice. Lemon juice balances the savory leeks for a low-cal soup that makes the perfect comforting healthy lunch option.

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    Teriyaki Chicken

    Slow-cooked ginger-, soy-, and sesame-glazed chicken paired with bok choy proves that a healthy lunch can be filling, too. At just over 250 calories per serving, it's a recipe you'll want to make again and again.

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    Salmon Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

    Think salad is basic? Let us introduce you to a truly unique salmon-and-greens salad that’s studded with juicy strawberries and fresh basil and dressed to the nines with a balsamic-ginger-strawberry vinaigrette. It's sure to add some excitement to your healthy lunch options.

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    Salmon and Asparagus Wraps

    Move over, bagel and lox -- there's a new healthy lunch in town. We've kept the cream cheese and smoked salmon, but added in asparagus and red pepper for satisfying crunch and zippy, fresh flavor.

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    Chicken and Tortilla Soup

    Few healthy lunches hit the spot quite like a chicken tortilla soup. In this version, Mexican favorites like jalapeno, cilantro, and crispy tortilla strips pair with unexpected add-ins like zucchini, carrots, and snap peas.

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    Muenster, Cabbage, and Apple Sandwiches

    Melty Muenster cheese, quick-pickled cabbage, and sweet apples get a touch of stone-ground mustard before piling atop sharp caraway rye bread to create a filling healthy lunch option that gives the classic reuben sandwich a run for its money.

  • Next Slideshow Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes

    Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes

    Looking for a low-carb appetizer or a healthy, light meal? Try a lettuce wrap! Lettuce wraps are like a handheld salad and packed with protein. Whether you choose Asian lettuce wraps or a chicken wrap recipe, you'll want to make these wraps for lunch tomorrow.
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