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50 Healthy Lunches That Will Get You Through The Work Day

Once lunchtime rolls around, it’s hard not to succumb to something easy, quick and indulgent. But, if you plan ahead you’ll be able to whip up some midday meals that will satisfy your taste buds and keep within your lifestyle or diet. Start off your morning with these healthy breakfasts and then get through your work day with ease with these 50 healthy lunches

1. Low-Carb Turkey Club Roll-Ups

Turkey club rollups

Delish shows off this super easy turkey wrap recipe that nixes the bread. If you’re watching your carbs, this is a satisfying treat that won’t have you missing a slice or a tortilla.

2. Egg & Veggie Sandwich

Egg and veggie sandwich

Check out Foodie Crush for this refreshing bite! Grab your favorite bagel and fill it up with all of the good stuff that will get you through the day.

3. Caprese Avocado Salad

Caprese avocado salad

Who loves caprese salad? Check out Damn Delicious and learn how to kick yours up a notch with some avocado!

4. Lentil Quesadillas

Lentil quesadillas

Pinch of Yum teaches us how to whip up some lentil quesadillas that you’ll be loving. You can even pre-make these puppies and just heat them up come lunchtime!

5. Cauliflower Cashew Bowls

Kale and quinoa salad

Cauliflower cashew bowls will brighten up the afternoon as well without all the guilt. Grab the details at Sweet Peas & Saffron.

6. Protein Bistro Box

Skinny bistro box

The Skinny Fork shows us how to make our very own protein bistro boxes without spending an arm and a leg buying the premade ones at Starbucks. Grab the details after the jump.

7. Greek Chicken Bowls

Greek chicken meal prep

Your favorite Greek flavors can make up a yummy, healthy lunch too. Chicken, tomatoes and more can be thrown in a bowl and make for a delicious and easy treat. (via)

8. Spinach & Quinoa Salad with Apples & Pecans

Spinach quinoa salad with apple

Apples and pecans add a much-needed crunch to this healthy bowl. Check out all the details behind this delicious salad at Kristine’s Kitchen.

9. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps

Hawaiian bbq chicken wraps

Bring the taste of the island to lunchtime with some help from Tastes Better From Scratch. These Hawaiian wraps are indulgent enough to become satisfied but healthy enough not to feel any guilt from it.

10. Apple Cheddar Turkey Wraps

Apple cheddar turkey wrap

This apple cheddar turkey wrap from Emily Bites is a personal favorite of the bunch. Add a bit of balsamic to this for an extra kick!

11. Italian Sub Roll-Ups

Italian sub rollup low carb

Here’s another low-carb recipe that will fill you up with favorite flavors. Hoagies ready to be dipped in some olive oil and Italian seasoning.  via

12. Chicken Fajita Bowls

Chicken fajita lunch bowls

These chicken fajita bowls are the perfect way to learn how to meal prep but do it with the end result actually tasting good! Grab the details at Sweet Peas & Saffron.

13. BLT Pasta Salad

Blt pasta salad

You can even make a pasta salad that packs a healthy punch. All of your favorites from a BLT are included here along with pasta and spinach too! (via)

14. Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Healthy chickpea lettuce wraps above

Show Me The Yummy whipped up some chickpea lettuce wraps that will delight the tastebuds too. The best part is that you can eat more than one without feeling an ounce of guilt.

15. Chickpea Spinach Salad

Chickpea spinach salad

Hurry The Food Up used chickpeas too but this time in a salad. Accompanied by some spinach and a healthy does of fresh, yummy ingredients, you’ll brighten up the lunch table with this one.

16. Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Gluten free chicken pasta salad

Here’s an Italian chicken pasta salad that you could even pack for the kiddos. It’s gluten free too, grab the recipe at Breezy Bakes.

17. Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad

Chicken fajita salad

Everything about this salad is right. The ingredients are fresh and full of flavor, it’s gorgeous to look at and it’s good for us! Thanks for the idea Cafe Delites!

18. Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Healthy buffalo chicken wrap

If you like a bit of spice, roll up one of these buffalo chicken wraps from The Creative Bite. And don’t forget some fresh avocado!

19. Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli Bowls

Meal prep terriyaki chicken broccoli

Gimme Delicious teaches us how to hit the spot when we’re craving some Chinese food. Teriyaki chicken and rice can make lunchtime extra delicious.

20. Sloppy Joe Bowls

Healthy sloppy joes

Here’s another great idea when you’re trying to cut some weight but also want to meal prep too. Check out these healthy sloppy joe bowls from Slim Sanity now!

21. Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad

Honey lime quinoa fruit salad

The Recipe Critic added some fruit and some quinoa and made a flavorful salad that will satisfy every  time. It’s the perfect way to pay homage to the spring and summer seasons as well.

22. Chicken and Avocado Burritos

Chicken avocado burritos

Here’s another recipe that utilize avocado and we’re in love. Check out Closet Cooking and learn what else you need for these heathy chicken burritos.

23. Lunchbox Sushi Sandwiches – Turkey & Cheese

Turkey and cheese sushi sandwiches

Do you love sushi, or at least the idea of it? Make lunchtime healthy and unique by whipping up these turkey and cheese “sushi” rolls with some help from The Weary Chef. The kids will love these too!

24. Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Panini

Tomato mozzarella and basil panini

Skinny Ms. took a caprese sandwich and gave us a healthier version than its classic counterpart. And there are a few extra ingredients in this one!

25. Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices

Cranberry tuna salad on apple slices

The Wholesome Dish topped apple slices with a cranberry tuna salad that we’re drooling over. Check out this low-carb treat after the jump.

26. Buffalo Chicken Celery SticksBuffalo chicken celery sticks

Here’s another low-carb option that we’re loving too. Fill up celery sticks with a spicy, buffalo chicken salad for a yummy and guilt-free lunch. (via)

27. Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Quinoa Bowl

Lemon chicken and asparagus quinoa bowl

Here’s another meal prep idea that will make the week go by a bit smoother and healthier too! Asparagus and lemon chicken from Bake, Broil & Blog looks rather tasty, don’t you think?

28. California Roll Sushi Bowl

California roll sushi bowl

Wonky Wonderful brings us sushi … unrolled. It’s all of  your favorites ingredients from a classic California roll made into a salad!

29. Easy Veggie Pizza Quesadilla

Easy vegetarian pizza quesadilla

Get your pizza without all the guilt of extra calories and fat. Check out Eats Amazing for all the details behind these veggie pizza quesadillas!

30. Buffalo Chicken Salad (in a jar)

Buffalo chicken jar salad

Jarred salads can be easy and fun too. And, if you fill them up with good ingredients like Julie’s Eats & Treats they’ll be healthy too!

31. Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Sweet potato quinoa black bean salad

Who loves sweet potatoes and black beans? Well Plated does and they knew how delicious they were when thrown into this beautiful salad together.

32. Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Lemon herb mediterranean chicken salad 208

Cafe de Lites made a salad that you’ll actually look forward to come lunchtime. And what do you know, avocado is involved here too – our favorite!

33. Green Goddess Sandwich

Image courtesy of alanna taylor tobin | the bojon gourmet

The Bojon Gourmet knew how much everyone loved their green goddess smoothies and took the idea to an entirely new level. This monochromatic sandwich is delicious!

34. Chicken Gyros & Tzatziki Sauce

Chicken gyros

Gyros can actually be quite a healthy choice just check out Creme Da La Crumb. The secret here … grilled chicken as the focus!

35. Pesto & Turkey Cucumber Roll Ups

Pesto and turkey cucumber roll ups

We’re a big fan of low-carb options. You get all the tastes you love without all the heavy breads that make these sandwiches full of bloat and calories. Thanks for the idea Ambitious Kitchen!

36. Smashed White Bean & Avocado Sandwich

Smashed white beach and avocado sandwich

Culinary Colleen figured out that if you smash white beans and add avocado – you get another satisfying sandwich that you’ll surprisingly and easily fall in love with. Of course, the avocado doesn’t hurt.

37. Chipotle Turkey Burgers

Chipotle burger recipe

If you’re craving a burger, there are lots of ways to make it easier on the waistline. Just visit Pinch of Yum for all the directions behind the creation of these turkey burgers!

38. BBQ Chicken Salad

Bbq chicken salad

a BBQ chicken salad is another way to have a guilt-free lunch with loads of flavor. Dash of Herbs has the recipe for us.

39. No-Mayo Chicken Salad

No mayo chicken salad recipe

If you watching your fat, nix the mayo in your chicken salad and use some other ingredients instead. Just visit Skinny Ms. for all the details.

40. Thai Peanut Chicken Crunch Slaw Salad

Thai peanut chicken crunch slaw salad the creative bite 4 copy

The Creative Bite whipped up this thai peanut slaw salad that can act as a yummy lunch or at least a healthy side to your sandwich. We love how fresh and colorful it is!

41. Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad

Bowtie caesar salad

Chicken cesar salad is always a great option as well. You can even add a bit of bowties to the mix like The Girl Who Ate Everything did without feeling too bad.

42. Kale & Quinoa Salad

Kale and quinoa salad

Nutritious Eats taught up that kale and quinoa go together nicely as well. It’s a unique salad that you’ll quickly fall in love with!

43. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich

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Instead of mayo, use Greek yogurt! Damn Delicious shows us how to make a classic chicken salad a bit healthier by swapping it’s main ingredient.

44. Spicy Tuna Salad

Spicy tuna salad recipe

Kick up your tuna salad a bit with some spice. Learn how by visiting Twin Food now!

45. Turkey Taco Lunch Bowls

Turkey taco lunch bowls

Sweet Peas & Saffron brings us more bowls of goodness that will make lunch a fun break. They’re also great for meal prepping or to make for the kids!

46. BLT Spring Rolls

Blt spring wraps

We’re loving the mix of Asian ideas and American flavors here. White On Rice Couple made BLT spring rolls that you’ll love!

47. Black Bean & Quinoa Freezer Burritos

Black bean and quinoa freezer burritos

The Muffin Myth teaches us how to make some freezer burritos that are both healthy and easy for grabbing-and-going. Make these in advance for the entire family!

48. Greek Chicken Wraps

Greek chicken wrap

If you like Greek food, you’ll love these wraps from Garnish with Lemon. Serve with a side of fruit for a healthy and flavorful lunch!

49. Pear & Blue Cheese Flatbread

Pear and blue cheese flatbread

Clementine Daily made a beautiful flatbread that’s delicious and healthy too! You’ll get carbs with this one but nothing that will break the diet bank.

50. Guacamole Salad

Guacamole salad recipe

And finally, if you love all the flavors you find inside of guacamole, then you’ll love this salad we found at Delish. Snag the details after the jump.

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