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
These Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef Bowls are a perfect Chipotle copycat! The beef stays tender and flavourful with a natural pressure release. Ingredients and substitutions Barbacoa
These Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Shredded Chicken Tacos are so delicious – they've got less than 10 ingredients and are ready in 30 minutes! Ingredients
These Quinoa Salad Recipes are full of protein! Choose from 5 flavours: southwest, curried, Mediterranean, caprese, or green goddess. Making quinoa Choose the type of
These Honey Sriracha Chicken Meal Prep Bowls with broccoli and jasmine rice are a delicious lunch idea that can be prepped ahead on one pan
These Coconut Mango Chicken Meal Prep Bowls with corn salsa, avocado and mango marinade are perfect for your weekly lunches! Ingredients and substitutions Chicken breast
These Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice Meal Prep Bowls come together in one pot – all you need is rice, chicken and frozen veggies! Ingredients
This Sriracha Ranch Sheet Pan Chicken is a super easy and healthy 30-minute dinner idea that doubles as your weekly meal prep! Ingredients and substitutions
These copycat PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps are made with ground chicken, mushrooms and water chestnuts – they're healthy & low carb! PF Chang's lettuce
These Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls will spice up your meal prep – they’re ready in just 30 minutes and are packed full of Tex Mex
These curried Chickpea Salad Wraps with sweet potato and avocado are the perfect grab and go lunch, and easily made vegetarian! Ingredients and substitutions Whole
These Healthy Meal Prep Lunch Ideas for Work are perfect for busy weeks – these meal prep bowls are creative and delicious! Download my lunch
These Peanut Chicken Meal Prep Bowls are a healthy low-carb lunch idea full of colourful veggies, sautéed chicken and yummy peanut sauce. Ingredients and substitutions