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.

Turkey and Cheese Quesadilla


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Honey-Whipped Cottage Cheese With Melon


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

Mango-Broccoli Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Quinoa Salad with Seared Tuna

Diabetic Living

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

Roasted Panzanella Salad

Midwest Living

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

Total: 35 mins

Red Wine Braised Chicken

Family Circle

Rich, hearty and just like mom used to make, this slow cooker braised chicken recipe will become a repeat dinner in your home. It requires just 15 minutes of prep time!

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.

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.

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.

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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