Healthy lunch ideas
Welcome to the ultimate lunch guide! On this page you'll find a variety of healthy lunch ideas ranging from chicken meal prep bowls to delicious soups and salads, plus wraps, sandwiches and tacos. You'll learn what makes up a delicious, healthy lunch you'll want to eat all week long as well as how to prep ahead so you can stay organized during the week and ensure that you're eating healthy. Find all the best lunch ideas below!
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Healthy meal prep bowls
Sandwiches & wraps
Tips for making the best lunches
Make a plan
Meal planning is the best way I stay on track with lunch ideas. I will usually fill in what I plan to make for lunch in a meal planner and then make one or two lunch recipes for the week in advance. To incorporate even more variety, I plan to eat leftovers from dinner a couple times a week too!
Pick easy ideas
The best way to stick to lunch meal prep is to not overdo it. Choose a recipe that's easy to make & comes together in less than an hour from start to finish. The last thing you want to do is waste a whole day in your kitchen; it will feel like a huge burden and will be unsustainable in the long run.
Minimize the mess
As with picking an easy idea for your weekly lunches, choose recipes that will also save you time and mess in the kitchen. I usually whip up a one pot or sheet pan recipe because they cook in/on one dish, which minimizes clean up. The less dishes you have to do, the more motivated you'll be!
Salads for lunch
The best healthy lunch ideas for work
Meal prep saves you time, money and stress, and it's a great way to get organized and live a healthy lifestyle for the long term! If you're looking for more creative fun lunches then you need to check out these Healthy Meal Prep Lunch Ideas for Work. They are the perfect way to stay on track with your weekly meal planning – this post is filled with meal prep bowls, salads, soups and more that are creative, delicious ways to stay organized during busy work weeks.
My most popular lunch recipes
This Instant Pot Turmeric Lentil Soup is a vibrant vegan soup made with immunity-boosting turmeric that's ready in just 20 minutes. How to make this
These Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken Bowls with rice and broccoli are a great meal prep idea with the easiest five-ingredient stir fry sauce. Ingredients and
These Mason Jar Instant Noodles are the perfect work lunch. The jars are packed full of veggies, vermicelli noodles and shredded chicken! Ingredients and substitutions
These Korean Inspired Chicken Meal Prep Bowls are a healthy make ahead lunch idea made up of chicken thighs, sesame coleslaw and jasmine rice! How
These Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Meal Prep Bowls are a delicious make ahead lunch idea that comes together in one pot. How to make
This Instant Pot Egg Roll in a Bowl is a delicious low-carb take on your favourite takeout dish with ground chicken and cabbage. Ingredients and
These Sheet Pan Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls are a low carb lunch idea with a lemon-oregano marinade, and they're ready in 30 minutes! Ingredients
This Grilled Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread is a lighter dish made with gorgonzola cheese and fresh veggies that's ready in just 30 minutes! How to make
These Meal Prep Low Carb Big Mac Salad Jars are like a healthy cheeseburger – you probably already have the sauce ingredients! How to make
This Crock Pot Vegetarian Lentil Chili with sweet potatoes is a healthy spin on comfort food – it's the perfect hands-off dump dinner! How to make
Crockpot Chicken and Rice is so easy to make in your slow cooker – no soup can is required! Just add frozen veggies, sour cream