When life gets busy, it may be tempting to swing through a drive thru or grab a pre-packaged lunch (guilty!) but it’s no secret that this is not the healthiest option. So instead we have compiled a list of easy, healthy recipes (most of which don’t need to be heated or refrigerated) that are so delicious and satisfying they are guaranteed to have you looking forward to lunch time.
Layered Apple Sandwich
Perfect for an easy breakfast or post-workout snack, this easy to make recipe is crisp, delicious and super cute! Get the recipe from Tales of a Kitchen.
Edamame Hummus Wrap
Edamame is delicious and oh so good for you. Combined with hummus, this healthy recipe will keep you satiated for hours and is super easy to throw together. Recipe from Eating Well.
“Crispy on the outside, crunchy on the inside,” this sandwich will have your coworkers begging to try a bite. Pro-tip: don’t skimp on the mustard! Recipe from The Kitchen.
Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad
We’re drooling over this salty, crunchy pasta salad that uses simple ingredients and can be made ahead for a weeks worth of lunches. Try topping it with some grilled chicken or tofu. Recipe from The Kitchn.
Turkey, Cheddar, and Green Apple Sandwich
If you’ve never tried this combination your life is about to change. Pack up this sweet and savory sandwich for a lunch everyone around you will envy. Recipe from Martha Stewart Living.
Stuffed Grape Leave (Dolmades)
There are many variations this recipe but we like this vegan friendly recipe from Little Ferraro Kitchen which uses chickpeas instead of meat meaning you don’t have to refrigerate them. Get the recipe here.
Buffalo Tofu Wraps
This wrap is crunchy, spicy, cheesy and so yummy you’ll never miss the meat. Try it with some sweet potato fries for a seriously filling lunch. Get the recipe from Genius Kitchen.
Burrito Bowl Mason Jar Salad
Skip the greasy take-out and opt for this healthier Mexican-inspired recipe that’s filling and can be served hot or cold. Top with your favorite salsa or hot sauce for an extra kick. Get the recipe from Strictly Delicious.
Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas
Picnic Hand Pies
These hand pies are the perfect on-the-go lunch and can be filled with just about any vegetables you have on hand. You may want to double or triple the recipe because these definitely won’t last long. Recipe from Tinned Tomatoes.
Scrambled Chickpea and Spinach Pita
This make-ahead recipe is good hot or cold and is so tasty you may just eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Get the recipe from The Kitchn.