Healthy lunch ideas is one of the most searched terms on Google as of 2021. Healthy lunch ideas are sought after so much because people understand the importance of lunch.
Lunch most of the time is associated with breaks at work, or going out with colleagues and such. By introducing healthy lunch ideas, we are able to change how we view lunch.
It is important that we don’t skip lunch because this meal can serve as a great energy boost for our body and mind.
Having lunch also helps alleviate severe hunger later one during the day. This of course then leads to eating more than usual at dinner, or having extra snacks.
Healthy lunch ideas can help you take all the benefits from a healthy lunch, and also prevent the undesirable side effects that can come with it.
Today we have searched far and wide and come up with 7 adorable and healthy lunch ideas that you can make yourself.
Keep in mind that lunch can be had anywhere, and as long as you can find the time to use some of our healthy lunch ideas, you can take them to work, or enjoy them at home.
We begin our list of healthy lunch ideas with a recipe from Delish.com. As you will see soups and salads are a staple of healthy lunch ideas.
The Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup is a delicious delicacy that needs about 15 minutes of preparation, with a few hours of cooking. This dish is meant more for families as the recipe is meant for 6 servings.
Some of the ingredients you will need include: 1 lb. split peas, 1 large onion, 2 medium carrots, 2 stalks celery, 3 cloves garlic, 3 spring thyme etc.
Maybe at first glance the soup doesn’t look very promising, seeing these ingredients, we knew we couldn’t go wrong with this entry, and we truly hope you’ll like it as much as we would.
Another entry by Delish, but this time we move away from soups and find our healthy lunch ideas in a salad.
Also notable on this entry is how this will be much easier and will take much less time to prepare and cook. This salad clocks in at about 25 minutes total of preparation.
Some of the ingredients needed here are: 2 drained and rinsed chickpea cans (15-oz. cans), 1 medium cucumber, 1 bell pepper, half a red onion, etc.
This recipe is meant to yield sick servings, but maybe by playing around with the amount of ingredients you use, you can make just enough for one person, and use this as your lunch at work.
As we said healthy lunch ideas and soups are pretty much synonymous. This recipe comes from the website ‘goodhousekeeping’, and it is kind of the perfect meal. It is healthy, easy to make and has splendid taste.
The Supergreen Mushroom and Orzo Soup requires, on average, only 35 minutes of combined cooking and preparation. It also has a lot of broccoli in it, which is one of the healthy foods every household should have.
Other than the already mentioned broccoli, this recipe requires: half a cup of shallots, quarter of a cup of garlic, 8 cups of chicken broth, 3 cups of sliced spinach, 1 cup of orzo, 1 cup of sliced mushroom, etc.
For the third time in a row in our healthy lunch ideas list, this entry is meant for six servings. Again, this is meant more as a family lunch, that you typically would have on the weekend.
Tomato Panzanella is arguably the most delicious looking entry here. The best part is, due to Tomato Panzanella being a salad, you can definitely take this to work.
We’ve tried finding healthy lunch ideas that are easy to make, and this entry isn’t complicated by any means, but it is one of the most complex ones here. On average preparation will take you up to 45 minutes.
Some of the ingredients used to make this recipe include: half a loaf of sourdough bread, 2 large cloves garlic, 6 anchovy filets, 3 cups of basil, half a cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons vinegar, etc..
You can yield up to six 6 servings with this recipe. We would also go as far as to recommend this recipe to be used as a healthy snack too.
One of the most interesting entries so far, this salad has quite the interesting ingredients. This definitely one of the most unique healthy lunch ideas we could find.
As far as difficulty in cooking and preparing goes, the Lemon-Herb Rice Salad is a very easy dish to make. Total time on cooking and preparation is about 50 minutes.
Some of the ingredients you’ll need include: half of a medium, red onion, 2 lemons, 2 cups long-grain white rice, 1 medium carrot, quarter of a cup of vegetable oil, 2 teaspoons of light packed brown sugar, etc.
Like all the entries before this one yield 6 servings. And like all salads before, this one is also good to take with you to work. However, cooking it in the morning can be an undesired hassle.
The Keto Tuna Salad Cups are truly genius in how creative they are, and other than being a great healthy lunch, the keto tuna salad cups go very well as healthy snacks too.
This salad is one of the easiest to prepare out of the entire list. It takes only about 20 minutes to prepare. We also think that making the cups and giving them form is going to be a fantastic artistic and culinary endeavour.
The ingredients found in this recipe include: 4 large eggs, 4 strips of bacon, 1 medium tomato, 1 stalk celery, 2 scallions, two 5-ounce cans of tuna packed in olive oil, etc.
This recipe yields 8 servings. Although some of these ingredients are definitely not the healthiest, this is meant to be a meal that works best on a keto diet.
Our last entry in the list of 6 fantastic and healthy lunch ideas is The Tex-Mex Chicken Quinoa. A fantastic salad which you definitely should consider having for lunch from time to time.
This is also the easiest entry to cook in this list, with the whole preparation taking you only 10 minutes or even less.
Ingredients for the Tex-Mex Chicken Quinoa include: quarter of a cup of diced red onion, half a teaspoon of ground cumin, a quarter of a teaspoon of chili powder, half a cup of cooked quinoa, 1 teaspoon olive oil, half a cup of cooked chicken, etc.
This one is meant to be a single meal, making it the ideal candidate for the lunch break at work. However, if you dig it a lot, and want to share with the family, this recipe can be used as the perfect one to prepare with your children.
Healthy lunch ideas may seem like they are hard to come by, but as we found out while researching this topic, that isn’t the case at all.
These healthy lunch ideas will hopefully help you maintain a balance of healthy diet, work and overall general well being.