Healthy Lunch

Say goodbye to grab-and-go lunches that leave you feeling hungry by three o'clock. Our recipes for soups, sandwiches, and salads give you dozens of tasty ideas for a healthy lunch.

See Popular Healthy Lunch Recipes

Chicken Bratwurst and Onions with Broccoli Slaw Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Take the stress out of your next tailgate by preparing the sausages in your slow cooker rather than on the grill.

Roasted Kale with Poppy Seed Dressing

Family Circle

Think of this superfood side dish as kale chips in salad form! Roasting tames down on the bitterness of the greens.

Asian Noodle Slurp-Up

Parents

Homemade chicken pho can be just as flavorful as the restaurant version. The key ingredients: A splash of soy sauce and a hefty dose of fresh ginger.

Macaroni and Cheese

Parents

You're just three ingredients away from a delicious bowl of cheesy gluten-free pasta.

Tortilla-Chip Fish

Parents

In place of flour or breadcrumbs, these tasty fish fillets get their crispy coating from crushed tortilla chips.

Quick Brazilian Feijoada

Better Homes and Gardens

Meat, vegetables and a side all in one! This multitasking dinner can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Total: 30 mins

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Parents

This pepper, tomato, and basil soup makes a good side dish for sandwiches at lunch or dinner.

White Beans with Dried Tomatoes

Diabetic Living

Soft white beans in vegetable broth absorb the flavors of garlic, dried tomatoes, and shaved Asiago cheese. Partner with toasted, buttered baguette slices for a complementary crunch.

Asparagus Spring Rolls

Better Homes and Gardens

Asparagus and citrus are a natural spring flavor combination, so why not serve them up in spring rolls? The ham adds a nice salty kick to counteract the tangy aioli.

Total: 45 mins

Southern Pulled Chicken and Maque Choux

Better Homes and Gardens

Maque Choux is a Cajun staple of spiced-up corn and other vegetables. Use the condiment like salsa on these open-faced pulled chicken sandwiches.

Lentil-Turkey Meatballs on Grilled Bread

Fitness

Stretch ground turkey by mixing it with canned lentils to create tender meatballs for this healthy open-faced sandwich.

Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

Family Circle

Roll out of bed and pour your prepared quiche filling into the pre-baked crust, pop it in the oven and by the time you're done getting ready for the day, brunch will be ready.

Grilled Pork with Shaved-Asparagus Salad

Fitness

Fresh lemon juice and zest brighten up the flavors in this light grilled pork dinner.

Kale Beet and Blue Cheese Pizza

Fitness

Grab a slice of superfoods! Pile on kale, beets and blue cheese for a colorful and flavorful twist on the Italian favorite.

Turkey Arugula and Goat Cheese Panini

Fitness

For a modern take on the Thanksgiving leftover sandwich (and one that you can enjoy any day of the year), swap pomegranate molasses for cranberry sauce.

Cider Pork and Apple Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

A couple tablespoons of apple brandy add a hint of extra fruit flavor to this tasty pork stew.

Cream of Carrot Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Just a drizzle of cream is required to make this carrot and potato soup cream. Most of the decadent texture is the result of blending just prior to service.

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