Healthy Recipes for Lunchtime

Lunch is a meal many of us take for granted, simply opting to grab whatever comes our way as we handle our daytime tasks. But sitting down to a healthy, filling lunch is important to help keep us from falling into an afternoon slump.

These healthy lunch recipes are full of flavor and can easily be made ahead and packed up for an office lunch or meal on the go. Going healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing your taste buds — with recipes that riff on international flavors and feature ingredients like tahini, seaweed and pickled vegetables, lunching at your desk is anything but boring.

If you’re a sandwich kind of person, go for an open-face sandwich or pita pockets. Or opt out of the bread and try wrapping your sandwich ingredients in lettuce or nori for a healthy spin. For those who like warm and cozy lunches, our simple but flavorful soup recipes are sippably delicious on their own or with a sandwich.

Make your lunches ahead of time to ensure healthy options are always available. Cold noodle dishes and tofu-based “tuna” salads are ideal to make at the start of the week and portion out for each day. Or, if you’re lucky enough to do some cooking at lunchtime, try making our healthy pizza featuring hummus or tangy tostadas with pickled veggies.

Want to go greener at lunchtime? Check out our healthy salad recipes to get your salad fix in any season.

Sesame-Peanut Noodles
Recipe Rating: 3.40291
Winter Squash and Apple Soup
Recipe Rating: 3.51188
Not-Tuna Salad
Recipe Rating: 3.76971
Baked Chili Potato
Recipe Rating: 3.69001
Tomato Soup and Avocado Toasts
Recipe Rating: 3.469
Tofu-Seaweed Wraps with Wasabi
Recipe Rating: 3.77671
Hummus Veggie Pizzas
Recipe Rating: 3.68284