5 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work & School

For meals that the whole family can enjoy, try these healthy lunch ideas for work & school. These delicious recipes can be made in under 30 minutes, and will be enjoyed by both grown ups and the little ones.

1) Mediterranean Couscous Salad

For a delicious vegan lunch we love this Mediterranean couscous salad. Depending on your preference you can use regular couscous or the whole wheat version. Toss it with olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, and Kalamata olives. This is the type of dish that is even better the next day, making it perfect for taking to work or school. Prepare the salad the night before, and let the flavors marinate overnight.

2) Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches

This delicious recipe for curried chicken salad sandwiches will switch up your regular sandwich routine. This curried chicken has both sweet and spicy appeal. The dried cranberries and lemon juice lend a sweet and tangy flavor, while curry powder and hot pepper jelly add a little heat. The mayonnaise and yogurt provide the creaminess that ties all the ingredients together. Enjoy the salad on slices of sourdough or your favorite kind of bread.

3) Vegetarian Burritos

Kids and grown ups alike love these delicious veggie burritos. They’re loaded with fresh vegetables like mushrooms and baby spinach. The addition of long grain brown rice and black beans provides fiber, B-complex vitamins, and protein. Throw on some shredded cheese, and wrap the ingredients in whole wheat tortillas. These veggie burritos are ready to go in just 20 minutes!

4) Turkey & Arugula Pita Sandwich

You’ll love this recipe because it’s super quick, healthy, and flavorful. The main ingredients are deli turkey slices topped with arugula and dressing, rolled-up and stuffed inside whole-wheat pita bread. The addition of dried cranberries and chopped pistachios adds fruity sweetness and nutty crunch. This is an easy recipe you can prepare the night before, or even in the morning before you head off to work.

5) Salmon Sandwich

Salmon is an excellent healthy option for lunch because it’s packed with omega-3 essential fatty acids, which reduce inflammation and lower the risk for heart disease. Spices like smoked paprika add a hint of sweet and smoky flavor, while roasted walnuts provide a satisfying nutty crunch. You can cook the salmon on your stovetop, and prepare the sandwiches in just 15 minutes.

What are your favorite healthy lunch ideas for work & school?


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