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Five Quick Healthy Lunch Ideas

I have always been really bad about eating on a schedule. I remember growing up in either a gymnastic gym or dance studio my meals were most always on the go or eating late at night. The only meal I usually never missed was breakfast. I would go to school get home and then be dancing or flipping till 10 pm Monday - Saturdays. As I started having kids I realized how bad my eating habits were. After getting a good meal plan down and food prep started it seemed less overwhelming and more manageable. It has also opened my eyes to the benefits of eating a balanced healthy diet not only for my overall health, but also my skin's health. I also feel not was weighed down, have more energy and just feel better. One of the hardest meals for me to actually stick to is Lunch. You can only eat so many sandwiches in a week or month before you are dreading lunch and you just skip it all together.

Lunch can be exciting, healthy, easy and never dreaded! I have created five healthy and flavorful lunch ideas that are super easy. When you go to create you own keep in mind you want to include at least 3 food groups. 

Veggie Salad with side of fruit and left over mashed sweet potatoes.

This one is super easy you can use any veggies you have on hand that will pair well with olive oil, salt and pepper. Cut your veggies into bite sizes and place into a bowl. Drizzle organic extra virgin olive oil over the top of the veggies, add a little bit of himalayan pink salt and fresh cracked pepper, mix and place in fridge for later or eat now. Eat any fruit you have on hand and use left over sweet potatoes. You will be left feeling full and satisfied.

Veggie Salad

  • 1 organic tomato
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled 
  • 1 green onion
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 green/red/yellow pepper 
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil 
  • Dash Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper

Egg Salad with side of veggie and fruit

You can make the egg salad a head of time when meal prepping. Bring a pot of water with your eggs to a rapid boil, place lib on pot and remove from heat. Allow 7-12 mins for the eggs to be ready. The amount of time depends on how many eggs you are using. Once the eggs are done run cold water over them to avoid over cooking them. Peal the eggs, slice and dice into small pieces and place into a bowl. Add in avocado mayo, diced onion, pickles or little of the pickle juice, himalayan pink salt and fresh cracked pepper. Use the back of your fork and smash and mix all together. Store in a sealed container for up to 3 - 5 days. May be eating on whole grain crackers, gluten free bread, corn tortillas or veggie bread. I usually add sliced avocado to the top to get my veggie in and eat any piece of fruit I have on hand. 

Egg Salad

  • 4 Hard Boil Eggs 
  • 1 Slice of Onion diced
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons of Avocado Mayo
  • 1/4 pickle diced or 1 Tablespoons of pickle juice
  • Dash Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper

Leftovers with Fruit and Greens Smoothie 

Turn your dinner into a lunch. When it comes to warming food up try you best to stick to stove top, oven or toaster oven over using the microwave. Believe me I understand the convince of a microwave but they are very harmful to your body and our environment, and really doesn't food taste way better not being warmed up or cooked in the microwave. While your food is warming up cut your fruits and greens and toss them in a blender. Add some almond milk and honey, place lid on and blend until smooth. Use what you have on hand, frozen fruit makes great fruit options for smoothies and is make it that much quicker!

Fruit and Green Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 avocado
  • handful of spinach

Wrap with fruit

This lunch can use leftovers or organic grass fed sliced deli meat. A great way to get lunch meat for the week is cook the meat yourself and use a meat slicer. It is so nice to have sliced meat that I know isn't filled with a bunch of fillers, nitrates and sugars. Fill your wrap with veggies, avocado ranch dressing, meat and cheese if using any, grab a fruit and your all set. 

Wrap

  • Meat of choice (Chicken, Turkey, Tuna)
  • Veggies
    • Avocado
    • Tomato
    • Cucumbers
    • Onion
    • Spinach
  • Avocado Ranch Dressing, Mustard or Avocado Mayo
  • Grass Feed Slice of Cheese (Swiss, Mozzarella, Provolone, Pepper Jack, American)

Tuna Salad with side of fruit or smoothie

When looking for tuna be sure to look for wild caught tuna. Drain the juice from the tuna can and put in remaining tuna into a bowl. Add in avocado mayo, onion, sweet pickles, a splash of the juice and little bit of fresh cracked pepper. Blend all together and serve on a green salad, whole grain crackers, gluten free bread, corn tortillas or veggie bread. 

Tuna Salad

  • 1 Can Wild Caught Tuna Drained
  • 1 Tablespoon Avocado Mayo
  • 1 Slice of Onion Diced
  • 1/2 Sweet Pickle Diced
  • 3 Twist of Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • Splash of Sweet Pickle Juice

I really hope you find these idea helpful at taking back your lunch! A lot of things such as cutting up fruits and veggies, preparing your hard boiled eggs and laying out a good meal plan can be done on Sunday. Making your already hectic week just a little bit less hectic! Happy Eating, if you have more healthy lunch ideas feel free to leave us a comment, we would love to hear from you.

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