64 Best Healthy Lunch Recipes

64 Best Healthy Lunch Recipes

1

Halal Cart-Style Cauliflower Bowl

roasted cauliflower in a bowl with tomato salad, crushed pita, onions on top of rice and drizzled with white halal cart style sauce
PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: ADRIENNE ANDERSON
2

Low-Carb Turkey Gyro Bowls

ground turkey with cauliflower rice, cucumber salad, and tzatziki
PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: ADRIENNE ANDERSON

With tender spiced meat, crunchy fresh veggies, tzatziki, and chewy pita, it’s not hard to see why gyros are so globally beloved. Inspired by this popular sandwich, we created this healthy but hearty bowl that’s perfect for a light dinner.

Get the Low-Carb Turkey Gyro Bowls recipe.

3

Turkey Lavash Wraps

tortilla wrap with turkey, spinach, cucumbers, and red peppers
PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: ADRIENNE ANDERSON

Filled with a zingy arugula-dill salad, sliced turkey, roasted red peppers, and crunchy cucumbers, and sealed with a creamy goat cheese spread, this wrap is exactly the kind of colorful meal we crave to brighten up our weekdays. Make a few, then wrap ’em in foil, and you’ll be set for lunch all week.

Get the Turkey Lavash Wraps recipe.

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4

Taco Salad

romaine salad topped with ground beef, sour cream, black beans, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, diced red onion, fried tortilla strips, and cilantro
PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

When it comes to healthy salads, none are more hearty than a taco salad. Load it up with veggies, cheese, and ground beef for the perfect satisfying lunch. We love this classic version, but if you want to get fancy, feel free to swap in and out your fave toppings.

Get the Taco Salad recipe.

5

Ultimate Veggie Sandwich

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Andrew Bui
6

Copycat Sweetgreen Harvest Bowl

copycat sweetgreen harvest bowl
PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

Attention, Sweetgreen lovers! Your regular weekday lunch is about to get an instant upgrade. Loaded with roast chicken, sweet potato, and that signature balsamic vinaigrette, our copycat version of Sweetgreen’s beloved harvest bowl will make your favorite takeout lunch an everyday reality.

Get the Copycat Sweetgreen Harvest Bowl recipe.

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7

Goddess Bowls

goddess bowls with chicken, asparagus, avocado and tomatoes drizzled with a creamy, green dressing
PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: SPENCER RICHARDS
8

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

buffalo chicken wrap
PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE
9

Greek Salad Cottage Cheese Bowls

cottage cheese, soft boiled eggs, and a cucumber tomato salad topped with pita chips
PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: ADRIENNE ANDERSON

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10

Sesame Tofu & Broccoli

crispy baked tofu tossed with a sweet and savory chili spiked sesame sauce and crisp tender broccoli
PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

In this vegetarian version of a Chinese-American favorite, oven-baked tofu gets tossed in a savory, sweet, and slightly spicy sauce along with crisp-tender broccoli, then topped with toasty sesame seeds and scallions. With a side of white rice, you’re guaranteed a saucy, crowd-pleasing lunch.

Get the Sesame Tofu & Broccoli recipe.

11

Peanut Chicken Protein Bowls

sliced chicken in a grain bowl with sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach and a peanut dressing
PHOTO: JULIA GARTLAND; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

We’ve created countless bowls that we love, but when we’re craving a chicken dinner (or packed lunch), then we turn to this peanut chicken bowl. With a homemade peanut dressing, sliced chicken, sweet potato, spinach, and avocado, this healthy dinner is one we love to meal prep at the beginning of the week, then assemble and feast on all week long.

Get the Peanut Chicken Protein Bowl recipe.

12

Big Mac Salad

romaine lettuce topped with ground beef, pickles, shredded cheese, cherry tomatoes, red onions, sesame seeds, and a drizzle of mac sauce
PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

Got a craving for a Big Mac, but avoiding the drive-thru? This salad is for you—it’s got everything you love, minus the bun!

Get the Big Mac Salad recipe.

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13

Indian Butter Chickpeas

indian butter chickpeas and rice in a bowl with pita
PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON
14

Pinwheel Sandwiches

pinwheel sandwiches
PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

Pinwheel sandwiches are here with their totally retro swirls, ready to be packed into lunchboxes or eaten as an afternoon snack. To make them, you’ll layer flour tortillas with ranch-flavored mayonnaise, sliced cheese, deli meats, and lettuce. All that’s left to do is roll them up tightly and slice. Simple!

Get the Pinwheel Sandwiches recipe.

15

One Skillet Creamy Thai Basil Chicken

one skillet creamy thai basil chicken
PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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16

Best Chicken Salad

best chicken salad
ANDREW BUI

Classic chicken salad is a delicious lunch staple that expertly combines well-seasoned chicken, a rich mayo dressing, plenty of fresh celery, and a touch of acid. We’d argue that our balance of add-ins here is the pinnacle, but once you nail the chicken and the dressing, you can feel free to spread your wings and give it your own personal flair.

Get the Best Chicken Salad recipe.

17

Philly Cheesesteak Lettuce Wraps

philly cheesesteak with cheese and peppers in lettuce wraps
PHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

You won’t miss the hoagie in these low-carb Philly Cheesesteak lettuce wraps. Yes, they’re made with provolone—NOT Cheez Whiz. And before you get all riled up, no, they’re not in any way authentic. We’ll be the first to admit it!

Get the Philly Cheesesteak Lettuce Wraps recipe.

18

Panera Thai Chicken Salad

panera thai chicken salad in a bowl
PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: SPENCER RICHARDS

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19

Chicken Caesar Wraps

chicken caesar wraps
PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

Ask a random Delish employee what they’re going to order for lunch from a deli, and at least half of them will respond with a chicken Caesar wrap. And there’s very little question as to why! It’s one of the all-time best salads, tossed into a wrap. It’s simple yet timeless, like many of our favorite recipes are.

Get the Chicken Caesar Wraps recipe.

20

Greek Stuffed Peppers

greek stuffed peppers
JOEL GOLDBERG

 

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