Deciding what to eat for lunch can be such an afterthought sometimes. There is so much to do every single day that it’s easy to fall behind quickly.
We’re great at taking care of our kids, our boss, our employees, and our friends that we don’t take care of ourselves.
When lunchtime comes around, we’re not ready. It’s easy to reach for the quickest meal available which is likely when we don’t have healthy lunch ideas at our fingertips!
I was guilty of this until I put my foot down and committed to a healthier life. With a little preparation, I’m now able to scurry down to my kitchen and throw together a healthy, nutritious lunch in minutes!
These lunches are not only healthy but yummy! The important word here is preparation. It doesn’t need to be anything too crazy, but it definitely takes planning ahead and focus.
We need easy healthy lunch ideas to energize us! And here they are.
These healthy lunch ideas will inspire you! Just pick your favorites from this list. Then, you’ll easily know what to include on your next trip to the grocery store.
Here are 6 Incredibly Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas!
Spread it onto your favorite bread one day, and then scooped onto a bed of greens the next day. Sometimes, I double the recipe just to make it last longer because I just love it SO MUCH!
Black beans, lime, and cherry tomatoes are an amazing combination for this hearty pasta salad! This salad works great as a make-ahead dish. Then, just keep it in a big tupperware in the fridge.
Once you have it prepared, all you need to do is grab a bowl during lunchtime and scoop it out into a bowl.
The paprika and cumin add a really nice kick to this healthy lunch idea. Click on the name of the salad or go to the recipe by Vegan Heaven.
Oh, the bagel sandwich, my favorite! With these 4 bagel sandwich lunch ideas from Simply Quinoa, you’ll be sure to find one that you love! I happen to love them all equally.
And believe me, I’ve tested all of them, many times.
As long as I picked up some bagels at the store, I usually have most of the ingredients on hand to whip up one of these for a quick lunch.
The Hummus & Veggie Bagel Sandwich is typically my go-to because it’s just so darn easy to make! I toss some fruit or tortilla chips on the side and I’m good to go. Click on the name of the sandwich to go to the recipe.
This sandwich has ALL the flavor! Olives, oregano, creamy avocado, and pepperoncini peppers!
Anyone who says veggie sandwiches are boring has NOT tried this combo.
Usually, I make this as a sandwich one day, and as a salad the next. This way, I can toss on even more of the yummy vegetables. You can only fit so much between two pieces of bread. Go directly to this Greek Veggie Sandwich here.
This post is all about healthy lunch ideas.
I make this one all-the-time! It’s so easy and you can add in any of your favorite veggies that you have on-hand. Heidi, from Foodie Crush, mentions in the post to add sprouts in and that made it even fresher with more texture.
I LOVE this idea, as I’m crazy about sprouts. I also sprinkle it with some salt & pepper. Experiment with different vegetable flavored wraps. My preference is wheat wraps but sometimes I’ll have spinach – it just depends on what I have on-hand.
This colorful salad by Happy Kitchen Rocks has lots of fresh, healthy veggies!
Tomatoes, bell peppers, and corn to name just a few. What really makes it super delicious is the fabulous dressing! A blend of fresh avocado with cumin, lime, and chili powder mixed up with some olive oil and water.
Top these veggies with beans and this hearty dressing and you’re sure to feel satisfied after eating it.
And, you’ll feel good about yourself for making such a healthy choice. I find that chopping the veggies beforehand and storing them in the fridge makes preparation a lot easier.
These sandwiches and salads can morph into your own version quickly, as you add in what you like.
Eating more vegetables regularly is a commitment!
Once you make that commitment, you tend to get more creative and add in more and more.
I hope you enjoy these healthy lunch ideas and sneak more veggies into your day!
You’ll want to also check out these healthy breakfasts that are easy and delicious, to start your day off right!