25 Healthy Lunch Ideas

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Why does it seem so hard to find lunch in the summer? Seems like in the winter, leftovers abound. But in the summer we tend to eat very fresh foods and usually end up making just what we can eat in the evening so there isn’t anything leftover the next day! Here’s some lunch inspiration for you for the summer. Bookmark this post so you can come back to it when you need an idea!

25 Healthy Lunch Ideas

1. Freezer Beef and Bean Burritos
2. Tofu Nuggets
3. Apple Cinnamon Popcorn
4. Buffalo Chicken Wrap
5. Avocado Chickpea Salad
6. Broccoli Rabe and Chickpea Saute

Little House Living - 25 Healthy Lunch Ideas
7. Whole Wheat Pizza Roll Ups
8. Birdie in a Blossom Tree
9. Quinoa Bowl
10. Hummus and Pitas
11. BBQ Cheddar Chicken Fingers
12. Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad
13. Egg Salad
14. Easy Tuna Cucumber Pita Pockets
15. Homemade Sushi

Little House Living - 25 Healthy Lunch Ideas
16. Homemade Chicken Nuggets
17. Grilled Portabella Sandwich
18. Avocado Chicken Salad
19. Crispy Salmon Cakes
20. Gluten Free Sandwiches
21. Chopped Salad in a Jar
22. Butterfly Bento Lunch
23. Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwiches
24. Mini Mushroom Burgers
25. Easy Refried Beans

Now along with these ideas you might also want some Healthy Snack Ideas. We have those too! Everything from Healthy Fruit Snacks to Fruit Juice Gelatin. Another great way to use both of these lists is to plan your monthly or weekly meal plans around them. (Why is it that breakfast, lunches, and snacks are the hardest parts of a meal plan to plan?)

Some other super easy lunch ideas are:

  • Smoothies
  • Omelets
  • Chef Salads
  • Tacos
  • Leftovers
  • Unwichs (Sandwichs made with lettuce)
  • Chicken Salad
  • Quesadillas
  • Loaded Nachos
  • Loaded Baked Potatoes
  • Fried Rice

There are so many more simple things I could keep going! I’m one of those people that will take the fastest, easiest thing I can find for lunch, no need to make anything special for me! So my real challenge is weekends when my husband is home and wants to have something other than his regular sandwich for lunch.

What are you favorite healthy lunch ideas? What’s your favorite easy lunch idea?


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  1. Thank you so much for sharing my recipe. This is a great list of lunch ideas. Looking forward to trying some of these.

  2. Peanut butter crackers, or a platter of cheese, crackers, pickles, and some garlic sausage, ham, or salami.

    Hummus with veggies, pita chips, or crackers for dipping is good too. The hummus can be made ahead of time, and is better after it sits for awhile.

    Tuna salad sandwiches is also quick and easy, and don’t forget the old pb & j.

  3. Thanks so much for this great list!!! Pinning a few. Visiting from Flour Me With Love.

  4. I’m visiting from The Thrifty Home. Thanks for the ideas! It’s always nice to have something new for lunch when the same old sandwich gets boring.
    ~Erin @ Erin’s 2 Cents

  5. What a great collection of lunch ideas! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great summer weekend and come back to see me real soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Great collection of recipes! My kids would love the buffalo chicken wrap. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.

  7. Thanks so much for linking to my Quinoa Bowl – it’s one of my favourite things to have for lunch and it’s great for bringing to work.