By Anna Kocharian

Published on September 2, 2016

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healthy lunch boxes

The perfectionist in us is reveling in the precision of these packed lunches. Cheese roll-ups, bean and cheese burritos, and mini fruit skewers are only a few of the many reasons why we can’t get enough!

Get the how-to on Kristine’s Kitchen Blog.

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guacamole greens salad

Guacamole in a salad? Count us in! Tossed with a cilantro lime jalapeño vinaigrette, this green-based salad features grilled chicken strips, heirloom tomatoes, and plenty of refreshing hints of cilantro.

Get the recipe on A Beautiful Plate.

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california turkey and bacon lettuce wraps

We’re always up for a breadless sandwich, especially one that looks as good as this. Use a piece of iceberg lettuce in lieu of the bread, and pair with your go-to sandwich ingredients! This avocado and bacon lettuce wrap means guilt-free eating, right?

Get the recipe on Iowa Girl Eats.

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salmon veggie power salad

Pair baked salmon with seasonal greens, squash, and avocado to recreate this healthy and hearty salad bowl. Drizzle with a balsamic glaze and sprinkle in fresh sprigs of thyme for a refreshing taste.

Get the recipe on Cotter Crunch.

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chicken chopped salad with strawberries

We love the clever combo of strawberries, avocado, and feta cheese, especially in the form of a salad! The sweet and savory elements of the ingredients will help elevate just about any base of greens.

Get the recipe on Ambitious Kitchen.

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vegetable sushi rolls

Repurpose leftover fish and rice into mini sushi rolls, bound by seaweed strips. Pack in edamame, fruit, and a little something sweet for dessert! 

Get the recipe on The Kitchn.

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power salad with lemon chia seed dressing

Loaded with superfoods, this salad comes complete with apples, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and avocado. Coated with a lemon vinaigrette, this is one seriously healthy mix.

Get the recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod.

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tangy veggie wrap

Sauteed carrots and bell peppers are only a few of the delicious ingredients of this flavor-packed veggie wrap. Paired with a ginger, cottage cheese, and dijon mash, this spicy blend is not one to miss.

Get the recipe on Hurry the Food Up.

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grilled chicken banh mi

When your standard lunch fare just won’t do (healthy salads included) switch things up. This Vietnamese-style sandwich features elements of French cuisine combined with classic Southeast Asian-inspired flavors. 

Get the recipe here.

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hummus and pita plate

Perhaps more snack and less lunch, this compact box comes complete with pita slices, hummus, and veggies perfect for dipping!

Get the recipe on The Kitchn.

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thai chicken salad with chills vinaigrette 

Cleverly packaged in a mason jar, this conveniently-packed salad makes DIY lunches a breeze. Simply assemble all of the ingredients within a mason jar (dressing on the bottom!), refrigerate and enjoy!

Get the recipe on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.

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chicken bento box

Leftover chicken becomes quite the delicious lunch option, especially when paired with a side of fresh veggies, fruit, and a delicious dipping sauce. 

See more on Parents.

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easy chicken gyros

Recreate this Greek-style chicken gyro with a refreshing tzatziki sauce, and spice up your weekly lunch rotation! Packed with grilled chicken strips and a medley of veggie strips, this hearty bunch will surely keep you full for hours!

Get the recipe on Le Creme de la Crumb.

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chopped chickpea greek salad

Making lunch hardly gets any easier than this. Pair chickpeas with chopped veggies – cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions – and sprinkle in shredded feta cheese for a savory twist. 

Get the recipe on Ambitious Kitchen.

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spicy southwestern salad

Herb and spice-rubbed sweet potatoes star in this mouthwatering southwestern salad featuring black beans, sweet corn, and a savory avocado dressing.

Get the recipe on Pinch of Yum.

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quesadillas

Complement these cheesy bites with a side of guacamole, chips, and a bit of tropical fruit. 

Get the recipe on The Kitchn.

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cobb salad wraps

Transform the classic Cobb salad into a delicious wrap by pairing chicken strips with bacon, tomatoes, avocado, and a blue cheese dressing. Set the ingredients within a whole grain wrap for a healthy touch.

Get the recipe on Living Well Kitchen.

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sesame beef and vegetable bento

No sad desk lunch over here. Sesame-flavored beef, blanched veggies, and a carrot kinpira call for a well-packed lunch box that surely won’t disappoint.

Get the recipe on Just Bento.

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power veggie sandwich

Whole grain seeds, hummus, and sliced veggies complete this healthy lunch option. Easy to make and wholesomely delicious, it’s time to rethink the standard sandwich.

Get the recipe on Dave’s Killer Bread.

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cuban sandwich bowls

This inspired bowl calls for apple cider cooked pork, garlic plantain chips, and a citrusy Mojo sauce, plus an eclectic array of garnishes such as dill pickles, ham, and mustard!

Get the recipe on Wicked Spatula.

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mini thai meatballs in purple cabbage boats

This week, lunch comes with a bit of an exotic twist. These mini Thai meatballs come loaded with cilantro, Sriracha, and a medley of spices. Set the meatballs on purple cabbage boats and drizzled with a spicy mayo sauce. Pack in fresh slices of cucumber for a refreshing note.

Get the recipe on Huckle & Goose.