You know the routine. The week starts out and you have the best of intentionsto make healthy lunches you can take to work instead of ordering out.
Then 8:01 AM on Mondayrolls around and you’re flying out the door, grabbing one of the healthy breakfasts we showed you last time, but completely forgetting that you didn’t packa luncheven a salad. Ugh. Can I get a No. 3 and a side of regret?
Well, despair no more! Here are 30 healthy yet simple lunches you can make in advance that will make all your coworkers jealous (and glad you’re not burning popcorn in the microwave out of desperation).
The bean spread on its own is amazing, but its brought to a whole new level with the creamy avocado, crisp cucumber, and thinly sliced red onion on your bread of choice.
All it takes is whole wheat pasta, pesto, arugula, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella to bring this super easy, nutritious salad together.
A precooked chicken breast, fresh produce, and a few healthy staples are all you need for this nutrient-dense, low-calorie meal that will satisfy your Mexican fast-food cravings.
Throw yourself a pita party by pairing turkey with apple and a little bit of cheese for a well-rounded meal that will keep you satisfied until dinner.
Make a big batch of whole wheat pasta with veggies and peanut butter and youre good for a couple of days.
Spicy and bold chicken, sweet and juicy grilled pineapple, refreshing crisp local lettuce, local tomatoes, and avocado.
Winner, winner, chicken…well, lunch.
This one takes a little bit of prep, but its worth it when you have the healthy ingredients to make lunches for a few times a week. Plus, avocado. You cant go wrong with avocado.
Who needs a takeout chopped salad when you can whip up this homemade version that packs chickpeas, turkey, mozzarella, bulgur, cucumbers, and more into each bite?
Sweet fire-roasted red peppers, creamy avocado, nutty hummus, bitter kale and crunchy veggies on a crusty loaf of whole grain bread make this a lunchtime hero, no pun intended.
As flavorful as colorful, this healthy southwest pasta salad has the flavor of tacos with a sweet and spicy chipotle-lime greek yogurt dressing.
Throw in some meat if you want, but you probably wont even miss it.
You wont even miss the mayo when you combine the chicken, egg, and nuts with avocado.
Put it on a sandwich or spoon directly into your mouth. No judgement.
This five minute lunch is gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, low carb, paleo friendly and, most importantly, really, really good.
Cook it up for dinner one night and enjoy leftover slices for lunch the next fewdays.
Two for the price of one!
Hummus and avocado provide the fiber and protein you need to stay fueled, and layers of tasty veggies offer crunch, flavor, and tons of healthy things that you need.
Cobb salads are easy but can be a total gut bomb. Instead, swap in a few healthier ingredients and still enjoy the taste and simplicity of a classic.
If youre more a taco salad person than a Cobb, get trendy and bring this kale beast with beans, cheese, and millions of veggies thats actually healthy into your life.
Make a batch of these with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, red peppers, and juicy tomatoes wrapped in a warm whole-wheat tortilla and throw them in the fridge to grab and go.
All it takes is six ingredients for a healthy, super easy salad you can bring to work or school.
Turkey + sun-dried tomato goat cheese spread + red onion + spinach = DELICIOUS
A colorful combo of ingredients that includes cooked quinoa for added protein and fiber, its best served cold and makes enough to feed you more than once or twice.
Make this simple tofu quiche with just 10 basic ingredients(including a hash brown crust)and no fancy methods required ahead of time and bring the leftovers for lunches throughout the week.
The yogurt substitutes for mayo, making your sandwich lighter but keeping it just as delicious.
You could order Chinese(again)and pay the price in more ways than one, or you could pack up this version with chicken, edamame, almonds, veggies, seeds, and dressing and save on more than just money.
Make this healthy spin on classic tomato soup by throwing in fiber-rich lentils for an added boost of protein. Youll be eating good all week.
Forget just jelly and up the ante on a classicwith pickles and the crunch of just a few chips for a sweet and salty combo.
A mason jar Greek-inspired salad of chickpeas, farro, greens, olives, and feta that can be customized to your own tastes, but includes everything that you need.
Its got all good stuff in it kale, cabbage, bell peppers, carrots, mango, and fresh herbs. All tasty things that will do your body good.
This is literally just bread, avocado, goat cheese, and a spritz of lime for some extra zing.
All the components of a bacon cheeseburger wrapped up in a flour tortilla. Make them in batches and stick them in the fridge for a quick grab-and-grub lunch that’s much healthier than Golden Arches.
Inspired by a version from a well-known place that rhymes with Manera Spread, this mixes greens tossed with juicy chicken, crispy apple slices, red onions, blue cheese, and crunchy pecans.
See? Dining al desko doesn’t have to be sad!It can be healthy and delicious.
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If you were a fan of Full House more than 25 years ago, you know those famous phrases because you grew up with the Tanners.
Good news! In case you’ve missed the memo, Full House is back!
Throughout the past few months, the cast has been sharing photos from the set that will give you flashbacks and make you excited for the upcoming series.
Even though the Olsen twins opted out, everyone you remember (and some new faces) will all be a part of the show.
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