15 Easy and Simple Healthy Lunch Ideas

Preparing food becomes an issue for certain people. Sometimes it takes so much time until they have to skip their lunch. Some others are in a rush and get stuck to pick a menu. If those things happen to you, then reading this article is the right decision. We have selected menus which are easy and simple to follow. These healthy lunch ideas below are able to be finished in a minute.

Try at least one of the lists so you can have a variety of taste each day. It is important so you won’t get bored. Moreover, for everyone who plans for losing weight, managing menu is quite tricky. Don’t let yourself feel tortured. Having healthy lunch ideas must be fun instead of becoming a self-tedious project.

15 Must-Try Healthy Lunch Ideas

There are tons of hacks about healthy lunch ideas outside. Unluckily, some of them are hard to follow. Seeing the ingredient and how to cook makes several people tend to hand up. Thus, we only pick the simple one. You can find the ingredients in the market or grocery store. Also, no need to be costly if you want to be healthy. Check these ideas below:

 Turkey Sandwich

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What do you do when you run out of turkey for your sandwich??? Load up on the veggies to still make that thing thickkkk af 🕺🏻I feel like I have so much to do this week between school + packing up my apartment, it seems impossible at this point. Buttt, there’s nothing a little planning and yummy snacks can’t fix 😜 I hope you all have the best Sunday! ———————————————————- Details: whole wheat bread, turkey, arugula, tomatoes, cucumber slices, and yellow mustard (pesto would also be great!!) • • • • • #healthylunch #healthylunchideas #healthyeats #eatrealfood #realfoodie #eatgoodfeelgood #eatwellbewell #healthyfood #healthylunchideas #healthyfoodblog #healthyfoodblogger #summerfood #sandwhich #healthysandwhich #paleo #paleoeats

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A sandwich will always be the simplest healthy lunch ideas ever. Make it becomes healthy food by adding turkey and vegetables, such as tomato, cucumber, and lettuce. If you want to be varied, try to put a slice of cheese. Your sandwich will be tasteful and more delicious.

Preparing this Turkey Sandwich is so easy. Use the wheat bread, and then cut the tomato and cucumber. Also, cut the turkey in slices. After that, place those all between the bread. Stack as you want to eat.

Chickpea and Feta Salad

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I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Tell me about all of your good eats in the comments (you know I love to hear about them!).⠀ 🍴⠀ I'm going to be starting the week on holiday detox with this Chickpea and Feta Salad with lemon-garlic vinaigrette. This is my favorite light lunch after a long weekend of indulging! Hit SAVE to keep the full recipe, below.⠀ ⬇️⠀ INGREDIENTS⠀ -Two, 15-ounce cans chickpeas (3 cups, drained and rinsed), OR 1-1/2 cups dried chickpeas, cooked⠀ -4-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil -2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice -1/2 teaspoon kosher salt⠀ -1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper⠀ -1 garlic clove, minced⠀ -1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley⠀ -1/2 cup crumbled Feta⠀ ⠀ INSTRUCTIONS⠀ 1. Gently dry chickpeas between a double-layer of paper towels, discarding any loosened skins.⠀ ⠀ 2. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic. Add in chickpeas and parsley and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.⠀ ⠀ 3. Gently stir salad and fold in crumbled Feta. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper and serve.⠀ ⠀ NOTES: ⠀ I always use 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil for the brand of chickpeas I buy, but less plump chickpeas sometimes only need 4 tablespoons (or 1/4 cup). Less olive oil will also make the salad a little bit more "lemony." Adjust the olive oil and lemon juice to taste.⠀ ⠀ Longer chill times result in better flavor, but you might find that the olive oil solidifies a bit. This is normal! The dressing will return to proper texture at room temperature. Just let the salad sit out on the counter for 20 minutes or so, stirring occasionally, or microwave (before adding Feta) for 5 – 8 seconds.⠀ ⠀ https://stripedspatula.com/chickpea-and-feta-salad/

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Besides sandwich, salad is one of the most popular healthy food. Chickpea and Feta Salad could be the best healthy lunch ideas. Also, this food could be an option for your detox. Now, prepare yourself for the light lunch.

Dry the chickpeas, then put all together with the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and lemon juice. Get your chickpeas now. Put it in and toss to be combined. Make sure all things are gathered before you place it into the refrigerator for an hour. After that, take it out then stir. You can add more salt and pepper to make it tastier.

Panfried Tamari Tofu

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Simple, healthy and delicious nourish plates 😋🥗😍. This lunch plate consists of some panfried tamari tofu (made with @rawearthsweetener + @pureharvest tamari), @sunrice’s brown rice and quinoa 🍚 , cucumber slices 🥒 + balsamic glaze grilled Brussel sprouts with red onion. Quick to make and perfect for those who live quite busy lifestyles (including myself) and don’t have a lot of time to cook most of the time yet still desire to consume delicious and healthy meals 🥘🍽. Busy lifestyles or time shouldn’t be an excuse not to put our health first 🏃‍♀️You can live a busy, productive life but still quite easily have healthy and tasty meals 😋💕. #healthyfood #plantbased #lunchideas

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Are you craving for healthy delicious food, but you have no time to cook? Then, make Panfried Tamari with Tofu is a good choice! As your first move, of course, you need panfried tamari tofu for its main ingredients. Then, you can complete it with brown rice and quinoa, slices of cucumber, grilled Brussel sprouts, and red onion. Now, are you still feeling complicated for your lunch?

Spaghetti Cream with Zucchini

Healthy lunch ideas never are completed without pasta. Find a miracle of preparing lunch with pasta. By using this material, you can cook any food you want at glance. Now we suggest you make a creamy spaghetti with zucchini. Just cook the spaghetti in boiling water and add a little salt. Prepare another pan for sautéed the courgettes. Shake eggs with black pepper inside, you can pick two. Gathered the spaghetti into zucchini and stir until becomes creamy.

Creamy Mushroom Fusilli

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Skin-friendly comfort food! Healthy guts mean healthy skin! I’ve found that boosting gut health by eating lots of fibrous veggies, mixing in some vegan meals, and having probiotics in my diet does wonders for my microbiome🙌🏻 This is an easy creamy mushroom pasta that does just that! Vegan and Gluten-free and insanely delish! . Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced 1 large handful dino kale, chopped 1 tsp olive oil (I used @caoliveranch ) 1 tsp dried thyme 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped A dash of sea salt 1/4 cup of @nancysyogurt unsweetened oat yogurt 1/2 package @eatbanza chickpea pasta, cooked – cracked pepper – sea salt (I prefer @wildfoodsco truffle sea salt) Sautée the shrooms, garlic, olive oil, kale, and sea salt until the mushrooms become soft. Add the yogurt. Sautéed for 1-2 more minutes. Add the pasta, saute again, stirring to combine all ingredients. Top with salt and pepper and enjoy!

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Still about pasta. Now we will use Fusilli as your main carbohydrate. But don’t be worry, this lunch is still healthy and suitable for weight loss program. Complete your pasta with sautéed mushroom and vegetables, such as garlic and kale, by using olive oil. After you stir for two minutes, add the fusilli inside. Top with salt and pepper, then have a nice lunch!

Broiled Salmon with Avocado

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Broiled salmon is so good, you should definitely try it 🙌⁣ ⁣ Broiling the salmon cooks it really evenly and it also looks so dang pretty 😍 have you ever tried cooking salmon like this??⁣ ⁣ Also, putting a touch of turmeric in cauliflower rice is super fun and healthy too 😎 ⁣ ⁣ I hope you’re all having a wonderful day and week!! ❤️⁣ ⁣ Recipe: ⁣ • Preheat broiler to high. (For the salmon later)⁣ • Put cauliflower rice and the mushrooms and sage into a pan on medium heat with grass-fed tallow (or butter, avocado oil, etc). Season it all with garlic powder, black pepper, a little turmeric, and salt. Cook until tender (should be less than ten minutes). ⁣ • Salmon: drizzle with avocado oil and season with fresh lemon juice, garlic powder and salt. Put into a baking dish and onto the middle rack in the oven for 5-8 minutes, depending on how thick the salmon is. I like to do mine on the lower side 😋⁣ • Avocado: I topped it with lime juice (can you see the seed on top? 🤣) and red pepper flakes and salt. ⁣ ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #foodfoodfood #foodilicious #salmondinner #eattherainbow #foodieforlife #cleaneatingideas #thecookfeed #ketoweightloss #ketogenicfood #ketogram #healthgoals #whole30compliant #whole30lunch #fuelyourbody #pcosawareness #tiu #bgbcommunity #food52gram #pcosdiet #eatyourgreens #glutenfreefoodie #recipeshare #balancedmeal #healthylunchideas #eatright #healthyeats #pcossupport #recipeideas #inthekitchen

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Do you want to make your plate more colorful? Then combine your food with fruit inside. Here let’s try avocado to make a Broiled Salmon with Avocado. Since we are talking about easy and simple healthy lunch ideas, so making this food need no much time. First, season the cauliflower rice, mushroom, and sage with salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and turmeric. After it took ten minutes, gathered the salmon which already seasoned by lemon juice, salt, and garlic powder. Put into the oven up to eight minutes. Once it is ready to serve, put the avocado beside the salmon. Topped it with lime juice and red pepper will make the food tastier.

Spaghetti Bento with Fresh Parmesan

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Did you guys know that on April 1 in 1957, the @bbc made everyone believe that spaghetti grows on trees? At the time, spaghetti was considered by many as an exotic delicacy. The spoof program explained how severe frost can impair the flavor of the spaghetti and how each strand of spaghetti always grows to the same length. This is believed to be one of the first times television was used to stage an April Fools Day hoax. Today's bento features one of my faves (you guessed it) – spaghetti! . ⭕ This Bento: Yumbox Panino in Hollywood Pink . ↪ spaghetti w/homemade bolognese, fresh parmesan, and garlic toast (can be heated in the yumbox tray) ↪ kiwis and sugar snap peas ↪ mini m&ms for dessert . #yumbox #yumboxideas #yumboxpanino #lunchideas #bentoideas  #schoollunch  #snackideas #lunchboxinspo #foodforkids #summerlunch  #funlunch #instalunch #bentobox #bentoboxideas #healthylunchideas #healthylunches  #lunchboxinspo #momlife #stayathomemom #sahm #mealideas #mealsforkids #litterlesslunch #mealplanning #yyc #yycfoodies #raisingfoodies #wastefree #zerowaste

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As we said before, you can do explore your creativity with pasta. Another healthy lunch ideas is making bento for your own. This bento is simple and very quick. Just make your spaghetti prepared with tomato topping. Cut several garlic toasts. Put pieces of edamame. If you want to add sweet things inside, you might have a pinch of Choco chip. Now, you have your lunch. The spaghetti can be heated again before you enjoy it.

Roasted Broccoli and Chickpea Salad

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Nothing hurts quite as much as the Monday after a long weekend 😩 likely made even worse by several days filled with meat, cheese and alcohol. Don't even worry tho, I got u. This recipe was a crowd favorite last time I posted it, and for good reason! It's delicious, easy to pull together, and healthy enough that it'll breathe some new life into you after a weekend of (fun) self-abuse.⁠ 🤪🤙🏼 .⁠ ROASTED BROCCOLI & CHICKPEA ORZO SALAD⁠ .⁠ Preheat oven to 400°F. Chop one head of broccoli into florets (include those stems, too!), and rinse + drain one can of chickpeas. Toss broccoli and chickpeas with salt, pepper and olive oil. Spread evenly across two lined baking sheets, and roast for 20-25 minutes.⁠ .⁠ While that's happening, cook 1 cup of dry orzo according to package directions. Drain and set aside.⁠ .⁠ In a large bowl, combine cooked orzo, roasted broccoli and chickpeas, a few tablespoons of pesto, the juice of half a lemon, some red pepper flakes, and about 1/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese. Toss in some capers too if ur me (or if ur u and u like capers) ok that's it that's the recipe⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #healthymealprep #healthylunchideas #notsaddesklunch #mealplanning #healthymealplan #healthymealplans #mealplanningmadeeasy #mealplanningmonday #feedfeed #forkfeed #huffposttaste #foodblogfeed #food52 #f52grams #foodgawker #eatrealfood #tastespotting #foodbloggers #worklunchideas #lunchideasforwork #whatsinmylunchbox #whatsinmybowl #recipepost #heresmyfood #bareaders #healthyish #kitchn #eatyourgreens #mealprep #mealprepideas⁠

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Putting vegetables on your plate is a must for healthy lunch. Broccoli can be considered as your main lunch menu. You can enjoy it with slices of meat, cheese, and chickpea. Perhaps you will find your plate is so crowd. But that is okay because you are having complete protein, carbo, and fiber inside. Toss the broccoli and chickpeas with olive oil, salt, and pepper for twenty minutes. Then, combine roasted ingredients with meat until it is cooked well. Before you serve, pour parmesan cheese and stir it again.

Chicken Sausage and Penne

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TGIT!!! Ready for the next no fuss 5 INGREDIENT DISH? Chicken Sausage and Rainbow Chard Penne. 👆🏻👆🏻As you guys know, I LOVE pasta but I especially love a quick and easy pasta dish. You can always sub your favorite gluten-free pasta or make any tweaks to fit your lifestyle. This one is easy peasy and perfect for busy weeknights! see recipe below! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 # CHICKEN SAUSAGE AND RAINBOW CHARD PENNE 8 oz penne pasta, cooked per instructions on package 2 T olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 3 Chicken sausage links, sliced into rounds 1 bunch Rainbow Chard, stems removed, roughly chopped 1/2 c grated Parmesan, more to taste Salt/pepper/red pepper flakes , to taste 1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat. 2. Add sausage and cook for a few minutes per side to get a nice char. Add garlic and cook another minute. 3. Reduce heat to medium, add in rainbow Chard and allow to wilt. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to your liking. 4. Add cooked pasta and Parmesan. Toss it up and serve! 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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Healthy lunch ideas which using pasta is Chicken Sausage and Penne. Yes, here we are going to use penne as your main lunch. We believe you already knew how to cook the penne. To make it more enjoyable, add sausage and cook for a couple of minutes with the penne. After that, add garlic and season the pan with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. You can pour the parmesan too at the top.

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Healthy Cream of Broccoli Soup

Nothing is quicker than making soup for lunch. Making a creamy broccoli soup only takes you about 15 minutes. If you want to serve four people, it just takes longer until 30 minutes. All you need here are broccoli, carrot, garlic, milk, and cashew cream. Also, don’t forget about the salt and pepper to be poured on them. Cook wheat flour with the oil for a couple of minutes. Add the milk and water when the flour is fragrant. Whisk it and put the vegetables inside. Cook until you feel the food becomes nice and tender.

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Making this food is perfect when you only have time less than 30 minutes. You don’t need to bake, but this lunch menu already full of veggies and protein. Just prepare juicy chicken breast and mix it in boiled water with salt, pepper, garlic, and oil. Cook for up to five minutes, then flip and wait for more five minutes again. Put inside the tomato, broth, lemon juice, and zest. Cook them all for six minutes. Serve it with chopped parsley and lemon slices.

Mixed Berry Fruit Salad

Making salad sometimes still takes time for several people. So, here for your simple healthy lunch ideas, we recommend you Mixed Berry Fruit Salad. It is delightful for any mealtime, especially for lunch. Cut all the fresh blueberries, sweet black and red raspberries, and strawberries. Toss them all into the bowl and add lemon if you want a fresh taste. But if you desire a sweet one, just pour with honey.

Mexican Street Corn

This menu is suitable for your lunch and also for the party. Mexican Street Corn is made from corn (of course), Cotija cheese, garlic salt, lime juice, and little chili powder to make it tastier. You will find a unique taste here from Cotija cheese. Many people love this cheese because it has a unique flavor. So, if you want to make this food for your kids, avoid using chili powder. Brush each corn with melted butter and pour it with garlic salt. Bake it up to 35 minutes until it is tender. After that, sprinkle with Cotija cheese or chili powder.

Veggie Spring Roll

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Delicious Veggie Spring Rolls 🌯 By @nm_meiyee ❤️ . 👉 INGREDIENTS: Recipe makes 8 rolls 8 spring roll wrappers 2 cups cabbage shredded 1 large carrot julienned 1 handful of beansprouts 50g spring onion julienned 1 small onion diced 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger 2 tbsp sesame oil @ceresorganics 1 tbsp Tamari soy sauce @ceresorganics 1 tbsp rice wine 1 tsp cornstarch with 1 tbsp water Salt and pepper Oil for frying – 👉 DIRECTIONS: Heat a pan over medium high with 2 tbsp sesame oil, add garlic, ginger, onion and cook until fragrant. Add in cabbage, carrots, beansprouts and cook for 1 minute, stirring all the time. Then stir in the soy sauce, rice wine, spring onions, salt and peppers. Lastly add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch water mix with 1 tablespoon of water. Remove pan from heat and let it cool. Lay the wrap out flat like a diamond. Place 2 tablespoons of room temperature filling on the spring roll wrapper, about 2 inches above the bottom corner of the wrapper. Tightly roll the wrapper and filling half-way. Fold the left edge over right up against the edge of the filling, fold the right edge over. Fold it up again, brush a little water and seal. Leave no space or air pockets. Fill a deep saucepan with oil and heat to 150c. Deep-fry the spring rolls until golden brown and crispy. Serve immediately. . – . . . #vegan #whatveganseat #plantbased #foodporn #onthetable #veganfood #veganism #foodstyling #foodporn #igfood #healthyfood #food #breakfast #lunch #veganfoodshare #foodphotography #foodpics #organic #asianfood #flatlay #beautifulcuisines #feedfeed #healthybreakfast #fitfood #bestofvegan #cleaneating #picoftheday #instagood

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Do you want a snack for your lunch menu? Well, this healthy lunch ideas is Veggie Spring Roll which still able to make your stomach full. We assure you just to eat three of it, then you will hand up. Making this food is easy, you just need to put all vegetables inside and cook until fragrant with sesame oil, ginger, and onion. Don’t forget to add salt, pepper, soy sauce, and spring onions. Then, roll with the spring roll wrapper before you deep-frying it until brown and crispy.

Bread Avocado Toast

Making toast could be your best option for healthy lunch ideas too. It is not just quick, but also gives you the real full of stomach. What you need to prepare are toasted bread, smashed avocado, watermelon, microgreens, and an egg. Make the sunny side up eggs, or if you want to make it scramble is allowed too. Put all inside the fruits and microgreens. To make it full, put the egg on the top.

Those are the healthy lunch ideas in the middle of your rush. Never miss your lunchtime because it recharges your energy. Once you skip it, you probably get dizzy and low concentration. The healthier your lunch, the more energize your day will be.

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15 Easy and Simple Healthy Lunch Ideas