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