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.

Turkey and Cheese Quesadilla


No cheddar handy? Mozzarella, swiss or even goat cheese would taste amazing, too.

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

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.

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.

Roasted Panzanella Salad

Midwest Living

Roasted cherry tomatoes steal the show in this rustic bread salad.

Total: 35 mins

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.

Chicken Meatloaf

Family Circle

A blend of mushrooms and onions keeps this lightened-up Chicken Meatloaf nice and moist. Serve with mashed potates or roasted vegetables.

Blackberry Salad with Feta

Diabetic Living

The salt of the feta and the tang of the pickled onions complement the sweetness of the blackberries perfectly in this 100-calorie fruit salad.

Honey-Whipped Cottage Cheese With Melon


This fruit and cottage cheese combo is good for a quick breakfast or snack.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Saute

Diabetic Living

In just six minutes and with just one pan, you can have a nutritious vegetable-rich side dish to serve with dinner.

Total: 20 mins

Chicken Avocado and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich


When you have leftover chicken from last night's dinner waiting in the fridge, this nutritious pita sandwich is the perfect speedy option for lunch. You could also start with rotisserie chicken!

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
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