15 healthy summer recipes to pack for lunch
healthy lunch ideas for a busy workweek.
Published Jun 8, 2016 3:00 AM
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lentil salad with sweet potato, granola, and honey vinaigrette Um…yum! This fun and easy-to-pack lunch has a ton of textures and flavors to keep sad desk lunch at bay. Don’t be surprised if you start enjoying this homemade dressing on EVERYTHING.
brown rice sushi bowl With poké growing in popularity, we’ve got all sorts of sushi variations on the brain. This brown rice sushi bowl is full of fresh veggies, and that “mayo” on top is actually made from Greek yogurt!
green goddess bowl with herbed buckwheat, avodcado, and microgreens How many wonderful things can you pack into one lunch? This bowl attempts to set a new record. It’s fresh, full of enticing herbs, and there’s an awesome, lemony kick, too.
Who knew vegan could look so good? This delightfully eclectic blend includes roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and hummus.
The best way to elevate a basic plate of rice and veggies? A generous dab of spicy harissa with a side of fresh avocado.
Can something really be guilt-free if it tastes this good? Think of this 15-minute summer chicken salad (with an utterly delicious vinaigrette) as an upgraded take on the classic caprese.
When 2 PM rolls around and you find yourself reaching for that bag of M&Ms, this refreshing blend of summer berries is all you’ll need to satisfy your sweet tooth.
A veggie-friendly combo of creamy avocados and smashed white beans that’ll definitely earn its way into your weekly lunch rotation.
Start with a base of grains or beans and build up with your favorite seasonal veggies. Top the bowl off with a jalapeño ranch dressing, nuts, and slivers of fresh basil.
We’ll admit it – leftovers never looked this good. This summer-friendly noodle pot with freshly grated zucchini and quinoa is as filling as it is delicious.
This Mediterranean-inspired dish features the season’s best in produce. Start out with a bed of quinoa and top with roasted eggplant, chickpeas, and a spicy harissa tahini sauce.
This hearty blend features a creamy asparagus pesto with a hint of basil and mozzarella cheese. Now that’s our idea of a satisfying bite!
When cravings call for something slightly more exotic, this gluten-free, Thai-inspired dish (with zucchini noodles!) will certainly hit the spot.
We’d hardly call this a sandwich. Picture an entire meal (chicken, sweet potatoes, kale salad) packed into one. Yep, this is just what our lives were missing.
A mouthwatering combo that’s packed with flavor, oozing with cheese, and surprisingly light on the calories.