Lunchtime is often the most challenging part of the day when it comes to eating healthy. With a little bit of planning, however, you can make quick and easy lunches that are both nutritious and delicious. we’ve compiled a list of 20 quick and easy lunch ideas to help you get through the week.
1. Chicken salad sandwich
Chicken salad sandwiches are delicious. We adore this dish served between two slices of toasted sourdough or baguette, but it’s also fantastic on its own.
2. Grilled cheese sandwich
A grilled cheese sandwich is the perfect lunchtime comfort food. Serve it with a cup of soup or a simple salad for a complete meal.
3. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
A classic PB&J is always a good idea, whether you’re packing it for lunch or enjoying it as a quick snack.
A quesadilla makes a wonderful light lunch or snack. We love them filled with roasted vegetables and served with a dollop of sour cream or guacamole.
Soup is the perfect lunchtime food – it’s warm, comforting, and can be made ahead of time. We love using leftover vegetables to make a quick and easy soup.
Salads are a great way to pack in lots of nutrients and they can be made ahead of time so they’re ready to go when you are. We like to add some protein to our salads, such as grilled chicken or hard-boiled eggs.
Wraps make a great portable lunch option. Fill them with your favorite sandwich ingredients or try one of our veggie-packed recipes.
8. Pasta salad
Pasta salad is another great make-ahead lunch option. It’s perfect for bringing to work or packing for a picnic.
9. Rice bowl with chilli cucumber salad and sticky beef with spring onions
A rice bowl makes a filling and satisfying lunch. We love to top ours with grilled chicken or tofu, vegetables, and a flavorful sauce.
10. Roasted vegetables
Roasted vegetables are a great way to use up leftover veggies. They’re delicious on their own or added to a wrap or salad.
11. Lentil soup
This hearty lentil soup is perfect for a winter lunch. Serve it with some crusty bread for dipping and you’re good to go.
12. Cauliflower rice bowl
This lighter take on a rice bowl is perfect for those days when you want something healthy but not too heavy. Cauliflower rice is topped with grilled chicken and vegetables, and finished off with a flavorful sauce.
13. Egg salad sandwich
Egg salad is a classic lunchtime sandwich filling. We like to add some chopped herbs or diced avocado to ours for extra flavor and nutrition.
14. Caprese salad
This simple salad of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil is a true summertime favorite. Serve it with some crusty bread for a complete meal.
Gazpacho is a refreshing soup that’s perfect for a summer lunch. It can be made ahead of time and served chilled or at room temperature.
16. Chicken Caesar salad
A chicken Caesar salad is a delicious and easy way to turn a lunchtime salad into a complete meal. We love the flavors of grilled chicken, crispy bacon, and a creamy dressing.
17. Smoked salmon sandwich
A smoked salmon sandwich makes a wonderful light lunch. We like to serve ours on whole-wheat bread with cream cheese, cucumber, and dill.
18. Tuna salad sandwich
Tuna salad is another great option for a light but satisfying lunchtime sandwich. We add some chopped celery and diced avocado to ours for extra flavor and nutrition.
19. Greek yogurt parfait
This healthy yogurt parfait makes a great breakfast or snack, but it’s also perfect for lunch. Top Greek yogurt with your favorite fruits and nuts for a filling and satisfying meal.
20. Hummus plate
Hummus is a delicious and healthy snack or lunch option. Serve it with some chopped vegetables and pita bread for dipping, and you’re good to go.
we hope you enjoyed our list of quick and easy lunch ideas. If you have any other favorite lunch recipes, be sure to share them with us.