25 Easy and Healthy Lunch Recipes

February 6, 2015

Tired of the same old lunch options? Keep things quick and easy without compromising on health with these 25 easy and healthy lunch recipes and ideas. Prep the night before for a great lunch on the go.

25 Easy and Healthy Lunch Recipes that can easily be packed and taken to work or school!

Ohhhhhh lunch. How I have a love-hate relationship with you. To be honest, lunch has kind of become an afterthought for me. I work from home so it’s pretty much whatever I have on hand and admittedly sometimes that results in some less-than-healthy options.

I’ve said it before, but I’m really going to try hard to have some easy and healthy lunch recipes on hand so I don’t deviate to popcorn for lunch. So this post is as much for me as it is for you.

Back in my 9-to-5 days, it sometimes felt like my world revolved around lunch. I packed my lunch every evening, shlepped all 10 tupperwares to the office for what was easily the highlight of my day. And repeat. It was all-consuming and I’m quite certain some of you are facing that today.

Hopefully this post will help you to streamline your lunch routine so you’re not spending 239482304 hours in the kitchen or defaulting to a burrito. On that note, here’s 25 Easy and Healthy Lunch Recipes to keep you full and satisfied all day long!

1. Avocado Tuna Salad from The Healthy Maven

2. Autumn Spiced Vegetarian Chili from The Hummusapien

3. BBQ Salmon BLT Salad from Iowa Girl Eats

4. Black Bean Soup with Tofu Croutons from Pumps and Iron

5. Broccoli and Butternut Squash Grain Salad with Orange Vinaigrette from Edible Perspective

6.Chickpea Sunflower Sandwich from Minimalist Baker

7. Chipotle Black Bean Burgers from Ari’s Menu

8. Creamy Avocado Sriracha Egg Salad from Running to the Kitchen

9. Garlicky Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Mushrooms and Kale from The Roasted Root

10. Guacamole Chicken Salad from The Healthy Maven

11. Hearty Lentil Soup with Swiss Chard from The Healthy Maven

12. Israeli Quinoa Salad from The Healthy Maven

13. Kale Salad with Salmon, Pomegranate and Orange Coconut Vinaigrette from Food Faith Fitness

14. Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad from The Healthy Maven

15. Mason Jar Tex Mex Quinoa Salad from Fit Foodie Finds

16. Mason Jar Carrot Noodle Salad from Nosh and Nourish

17. One-Pot Beef and 3-Bean Chili from The Healthy Maven

18. Pesto Egg Salad from The Healthy Maven

19. Power Salad with Lemon Chia Dressing from Two Peas And Their Pod

20. Quinoa Pad Thai Salad from Simply Quinoa

21. Quinoa Vegetable Soup from Lauren Kelly Nutrition

22. Cold Sesame Ginger Soba Noodle Salad with Shrimp from The Healthy Maven

 23. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quinoa Bowls from Spoonful of Flavor

24. Thai Curry Chicken Salad from Eating Bird Food

24. Turkey Kale Soup from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Need more ideas? Be sure to check out my Lunch Recipes page for more inspiration!


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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
    February 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    What a great round-up! I am always looking for new easy and healthy lunch ideas. Thanks for including my link!

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    February 8, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I want all the guacamole and all the salads now. These all look so colorful and flavorful!

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    Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
    February 7, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Yes! The corporate world totally revolves around lunch. It’s the funniest thing. But when you are home sometimes time gets away or you just grab whatever. It’s important to find balance and these look like some great options!

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    She Rocks Fitness
    February 6, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Oh lunch…I’m still not sure what to think of you! This post reminded me that it can be good and not boring and not a throw together sort of meal. I need to start making more chicken/tuna/egg salads…Always so good and fresh and easy! Thanks for sharing all of these…XOXO

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    Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks
    February 6, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Lunch is definitely the highlight of my work day! I travel for work, so we usually get an email around 11am from someone who is picking up lunch for the team asking for our order. I usually am that person…so I can choose the location! 🙂

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    February 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I used to be SO on the ball with packing my lunches too. I’m going to have to get back into the routine soon though because I just got a job in Waterloo!!!

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    February 6, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    My friends who are 9 to 5ers have identified Lunch as a major source of stress…It seriously is tough planning ahead and packing enough food, and/or food you’ll still want once lunchtime rolls around. This looks like 25 shades of delish! Thanks so much for including my spaghetti squarsh – she’s a real winner. Off to try the rest of the recipes 😉

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    Kate B
    February 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Tofu croutons?! What a cool idea. I made an avocado tuna salad today, but yours looks much better! I will book mark it for next time 🙂

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    [email protected]
    February 6, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Sometimes I skip breakfast so I can eat the same meal for lunch. Or first breakfast is really breakfast and second breakfast is really lunch but in the form of breakfast. These ideas look delicious, and definitely different than second breakfast.

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    February 6, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Why is lunch the best meal ever?! Never mind…every meal is the best meal ever. I’m officially on your tuna train! Thanks for including my chili, dear 🙂

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    February 6, 2015 at 7:56 am

    I am in a serious eating oatmeal for lunch rut, so I am all about this roundup! Thanks for including my Kale Superfood Salmon Salad! Pinning!

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