Healthy Lunch Ideas
Eating Healthy Doesn't Have to Be Boring.
Try some of these recipes and spice up your lunch
- Veggie Burrito To
Go: Mix shredded carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, green
onions, olives, black beans and sliced red or green peppers,
2 ounces shredded
2% cheese. When ready to eat place veggie mixture on wrap or
tortilla, top with
salsa, shredded lettuce and cheese.
Curry Papaya Chicken
Salad: Combine 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt, 1 tsp curry
powder, dash of ground ginger, 1/2 tsp honey and dash of
apple cider vinegar. In
separate bowl combine 1/2 cup chopped chicken, chopped
celery, green onions and
papaya. Can combine the night before and pack. When ready to
eat stuff mixture
into a Whole Wheat Pita or wrap in a Whole Wheat Wrap.
- Pita Pizza: Pack the following to be assembled
when ready to eat. Whole Wheat
Pita, 2 Tbsp tomato sauce seasoned with oregano, basil,
chopped green peppers or
other veggies, small amount of part-skim mozzarella and tsp
- Spinach Caesar Salad Pitas: Combine a handful of
fresh spinach with � cup
diced, cooked chicken. In separate bowl combine 1 Tbsp of low
dressing and diced tomatoes. Pack a few croutons in a baggie.
When ready to eat
add dressing and tomatoes to spinach, top with crushed
croutons and place in 1/2
Whole Wheat Pita.
- Sunshine Salad: Combine 2 handfuls fresh spinach,
diced red onion, sliced red
pepper, sliced cucumber, sliced toasted almonds in container.
In a separate
container place 1/2 orange, peeled and chopped and a Tbsp of
dressing. When ready to eat add orange and dressing to salad
- Turkey, Cranberry and Walnut Salad: Combine a
couple pieces chopped turkey,
small handful dried cranberries and walnuts, 1/2 chopped
apple, 1 Tbsp low fat dressing. In a separate bowl place
lettuce or fresh spinach. When ready to eat
pour mixture over salad and toss.
Sandwich: On whole wheat bread layer couple slices of part
skim mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, lettuce and
sliced tomato. When
ready to eat drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar and olive
- Greek Pita Sandwich: Toss garbanzo beans, diced
cucumbers, diced celery,
diced tomatoes in light Greek dressing. Sprinkle small amount
of feta cheese on
top, can prepare the night before. When ready to eat stuff
inside 1/2 whole wheat
pita, may spread hummus inside for an extra kick.
Santa Fe Salad:
Combine lettuce, black beans, tomatoes, diced onion and diced
green pepper in a bowl. In a smaller bowl mix together 2 Tbsp
mashed avocado, 1
tbsp light sour cream, 1 tbsp salsa and a squirt of lime
juice. When ready to
eat pour avocado mixture (aka guacamole � it may turn brown
but that doesn't
effect the flavor) over lettuce and toss. Sprinkle with
handful of crushed Baked
- Teriyaki Bowl: Toss handful frozen Asian
vegetable mix with 2 Tbsp Teriyaki
sauce over cooked brown rice. When ready to eat cover and
vegetables are warm.
No time to cook? Visit our frozen lunch page to see which entrees are healthy options.