22 Healthy Lunch Ideas to Try and Love

Lunch is about more than leftovers and vending machines (promise!), which is why we are sharing our favorite healthy lunch ideas with you.

Veggie-Packed Chicken Salad

"I cooked up a bunch of chicken to use in this salad recipe at the start of the week — such a yummy and healthy sandwich."


Eggplant Meatballs

"Incredible! Our family is always looking for ways to incorporate healthy, meat-free options into our menu plans, and these 'meat' balls were just that!"


Falafel Sandwich

"This was the best falafel I have ever had! Really, it was better than any restaurant I've been to."


Grapefruit Spinach Salad

"The dressing was perfection! This is a seriously terrific salad."

-Caroline Cooks

Veggie Quesadilla

"What a great lunch! Flavors are subtle but delicious."


Shrimp & Asparagus Stir Fry

"Once everything is prepped, this recipe comes together so quickly."


Citrusy Kale Salad

"A fantastic combination of bitter greens, creamy avocado, sweet berries, crunchy pepitas and tangy dressing."


Smoked Salmon & Egg Toast

"I already knew I liked smoked salmon with eggs, but the addition of the other components just made it even better."

-Muffin Goddess

Cheesy Taco Shells

"Delicious! I haven't yet used this as a taco shell, instead I ate it like a sandwich. It was crunchy, chewy and delicious. I'll use this so many different ways!"

-Sooz Cooks

Lentil Soup

"This soup is even better for leftovers!"

-Peachie Keene

Greek-Style Chicken Tacos

"We loved these! Very easy and so tasty. Great as leftovers too."


Chickpea Salad Sandwich

"I have been making this sandwich for years, and my whole family finds it completely amazing."

-Veggie Fam

Black Bean & Spinach Salad

"Wonderful! I enjoyed this a lot. It is so quick and very easy to make."


Quinoa Salad

"A delicious and healthy salad!"


Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

"I would choose this salad over potato salad, simply because it's delicious."


Healthy Sandwich

"I had this for lunch today and really enjoyed it!"


Ham & Cheese Wraps

"Wow, these were easy and really good. I highly enjoyed the cream cheese spread. I even made extras for hubby's lunch for tomorrow."


Healthy Shrimp Alfredo

"This was super easy and definitely something I will make over and over again."

-Neva A

Steak Salad

"Awesome! The flavors are so good and it really fills you up! "


Mexican Chicken Casserole

"I added a touch of extra cheese and topped it with sour cream. It was very flavorful but not spicy, just the way we like it!"


Chicken & Cherry Tomatoes

"An easy, healthy and yummy dish!"

-Dr. Jenny

Spinach & Bulgar Salad

"I cannot believe how delicious this salad is! The dill really makes it shine."