Healthy Lunches

Who says you can't have healthy lunches at work? From simple soups and salads to pack-and-go entrees, these recipes make healthy lunches possible -- even during a hectic week.

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10 Fresh, Healthy Lunches You Can Take to Work

Now, listen. It's summer, and you should get out of the office at lunchtime. But please don't rush off to a fast-food restaurant!

Quick Comfort Food: Escarole and White Bean Soup

Healthy, comforting, and quick, this white bean soup has it all. Make a double batch and enjoy some for dinner tonight and lunches throughout the week.

Less Meat Loaf

MorningStar Farms
Total: 1 hr 35 mins

Oven-Fried Pork Chops

Better Homes and Gardens

It's possible to get perfectly brown and crisp pork chops without frying simply coat in a seasoned stuffing mix and bake instead.

Lentil-Turkey Meatballs on Grilled Bread


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

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.

Quinoa Salad with Seared Tuna

Diabetic Living

Protein-packed quinoa gets the Mediterranean treatment when combined with tomato, cucumber and feta cheese.

Mango-Broccoli Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Bring this cool, crunchy vegetable side dish to your next cookout.

Apple-Tomato Salad

Diabetic Living

Take a break from standard salads with this flavorful apple-tomato version. Try it for a fresh lunch or as an easy appetizer before dinner.

Total: 20 mins

Yellow Bell Pepper and Corn Risotto

Better Homes and Gardens

Risotto can be a labor of love, but not so when your slow cooker can do the work for you. Make this creamy rice side dish vegetarian by swapping vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

Tomato Soup


Kids love tomato soup at lunch but why buy canned when it's easy to make homemade? This recipe shows you how.

Tomato-Turkey Wrap

Diabetic Living

For a healthful, low-fat lunch, assemble this easy turkey and hummus sandwich, wrap it up, and keep it refrigerated until ready to eat.

Rosemary Potato Soup with Crispy Carrots

Better Homes and Gardens

This smooth potato soup with crunchy topping is a savory budget dish that has colorful flair; and all for just 64 cents per serving.

Cucumber and Apricot Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Cool as a you-know-what, this crunchy, fruit-studded cream-cheese sandwich is refreshing during summer. Try it with a cup of gazpacho.

Total: 15 mins

Chickpea Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

During peak tomato season, the dressing for this side salad needs just a smidge of sugar. If your tomatoes are a little on the tart side, you might want to add more sugar.

Chicken, Lentil and Barley Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

The lentils and barley give this pleasing poultry soup an earthy, down-home flavor.

Meatless Burritos

Diabetic Living

Everyone likes burritos, and this recipe makes enough to serve a crowd. For easy serve-alongs, pick up a fruit salad from the deli and a package or two of Mexican-style rice mix.

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