10 Healthy Lunch Ideas That Beat a Boring Desk Salad

best healthy lunch ideas

Toss that bland lettuce aside — it’s time to take your lunch up a notch. These healthy lunch ideas are packable, easily made in bulk, and full of nutrition. Oh, and absolutely delicious.

Asian Quinoa Power Salad

Packed with vitamins and nutrients, this colorful salad only takes 10 minutes to make. The recipe makes multiple servings, so you’ll have plenty to serve up throughout the week.

Spiced Vegan Lentil Soup

Soup is one of the most underrated weight-loss tools — when it’s done right, that is. This lentil soup recipe is packed with hearty veggies that will keep you full all afternoon. Just be sure to use a low-sodium broth to keep those levels in check.

Southwestern Veggie Hummus Wraps

Hummus is the secret ingredient in this tasty wrap. Combined with fresh and flavorful veggies, it’s the perfect to-go lunch that you can devour on the road. To keep everything in place, wrap it tightly in tinfoil.

Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl

If you haven’t tried cauliflower rice (or pizza, for that matter), the time is now. Combined with black beans, avocado, and sautéed peppers and onions, this burrito bowl is — dare I say it — better than Chipotle’s.  Get the recipe at Minimalist Baker.

Coconut Curry With Sweet Potato Noodles

The combination of coconut milk and curry powder brings an insane amount of flavor to this simple dish. With a sweet potato noodle base, you’ll feel like you’re eating a bowl of carbs — minus all the calories. Get the recipe at Food Faith Fitness.

Hummus Veggie Wrap

This wrap looks like you could have picked it straight out of the garden. The mix of hummus, cucumber, tomato, alfalfa, and microgreens will keep your taste buds totally intrigued.  Get the recipe at Foodie Crush. RELATED: 6 Healthy Lunch Ideas That Won’t Bore You To Tears

Superfood Grain Bowl

Full of different textures and flavors from pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, avocado, and more healthy ingredients, this nutritious mix is anything but boring. Get the recipe at Fooduzzi.

Kale Superfood Salad With Quinoa and Blueberries

Blueberries add an unexpected touch of sweetness to this kale salad. And with the nutritional punch from avocado, quinoa, and almonds, it’s definitely one recipe worth trying. Get the recipe at Kristine’s Kitchen.

Thai Peanut Wraps

Crunchy, flavorful, and delicious — what more could you ask for? Make the filling in bulk and you can eat these Thai peanut wraps all week long. Get the recipe at Spiced.RELATED: Incredible Mason Jar Recipes That’ll Actually Make You Want to Pack Lunch

Power Salad With Jalapeno Dressing

Ready to turn up the heat? Full of arugula, cauliflower, chickpeas, beets, and quinoa, all topped with a homemade jalapeño dressing — that’s the recipe for a beautiful lunch that’ll help power you through the day.

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