30 Days of Quick & Healthy Lunch Ideas

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Remember the days when lunchtime meant standing in a cafeteria line and getting served whatever happened to be on the school menu? (Cardboard pizza, anyone?) Fortunately, you’re an adult now, and you have more control over your mid-day meals. On the other hand, you’re an adult now—and, well, adulting is busy.

Whether you’re working in an office, caring for kids or grandkids, tending to your garden or recuperating after an illness or injury, it can be tough to find the time, energy and inclination to prepare three healthy meals each day. Lunch is often the toughest one to squeeze in, as it rolls around right in the middle of everything you're trying to juggle.

As with any healthy living goal, the key to making it work is advance preparation. If you’re eating the same old thing day in and day out—or, worse, if you’re skipping your middle meal altogether—use this handy lunch planning graphic to get inspired and break out of your lunchtime rut. Simply click on the graphic to open and print it (and don't forget to share!). Links to the recipes can be found below.

Where to Find the Recipes

  1. Cucumber Sandwiches
  2. Easy & Skinny Spicy Orange Chicken
  3. Avocado Chickpea Salad with Vegan Pesto
  4. Sloppy Egg Salad Sandwich
  5. Easy Asian Noodle Salad with Peanuts
  6. Spinach-Feta Personal Pizza
  7. Spinach and Tomato Pasta Salad
  8. California Turkey Club Wrap
  9. Kale and Roasted Cauliflower Salad
  10. Avocado Chickpea Salad
  11. Asian Chicken Mason Jar Salad
  12. Greek Pitas
  13. Easy Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps with Guacamole
  14. Avocado Ranch Chicken Burrito Wraps
  15. The Runner’s Sandwich
  16. Skinny Chicken Salad Sandwiches
  17. Crunchy Cabbage Ramen Noodle Salad
  18. Roasted Veggie Wrap with Pesto and Goat Cheese
  19. Spicy Curried Lentils
  20. Easy Shrimp Fried Rice
  21. Ranch Cheddar Turkey Burgers
  22. Avocado Toast
  23. Almond Chicken Salad with Asparagus
  24. One-Pot Vegan Minestrone
  25. The BEST Tuna Salad
  26. Bacon and Apple Farro Salad
  27. 15-Minute Stir Fry Chicken and Veggies
  28. California Club Flatbread
  29. Tuna and White Bean Salad
  30. 5-Ingredient Chicken Salad

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KOALA_BEAR 7/5/2020
Nice for inspiration, in actuality we'll see. A lot of kitchen time needed. Report
Some great suggestions Report
PLCHAPPELL 6/18/2020
Many new things to try Report
WHITEANGEL4 2/28/2020
Great Info Report
SHOAPIE 2/7/2020
Thank you. Report
Thanks for the suggestions! Report
NASFKAB 12/2/2019
Great ideas Report
SUSANBEAMON 11/30/2019
Lunch tends these days to be included in breakfast. I eat slowly. Report
LIDDY09 11/26/2019
Thanks Report
KATHYJO56 11/25/2019
Great ideas Report
CATNAP629 10/9/2019
WHITEANGEL4 8/29/2019
Thanks for sharing this Report
ELRIDDICK 8/26/2019
Thanks for sharing Report
PATRICIAANN46 8/20/2019
Thank You for a great article. Report
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Thank you! Nice recipes but a lot of prep! Report
I am definitely going to try many of these recipes. They sound wonderfull Report
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I really enjoy content like this--links to recipes, a calendar, everything brilliantly all thought out! Report
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Nice meals, thanks. Report
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Sometimes, I drink smoothies. Report
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Love egg salad, but the mayo should have more than enough sugar on its own Report
Totally saved this one, and Pinned! Report
Thanks I need some new ideas the food was getting boring. Report
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