You know the drill: You meal prep for the week and by Wednesday, you can’t even think about eating what you brought for lunch. Want a spark of “lunch”-spo? Here, we’ve presented a collection of recipes for when you’re craving a bite that’s a cinch to create. Like, around 30 minutes—max. Do we have to mention that these meals are good and good for you, too?
These recipes were gathered from our fave Instagrammers, health pros who are as talented with their cameras as they are in creative in their kitchens. These recipes are exciting and brimming with goodness, featuring a rainbow of greens and a variety of proteins.
To help you avoid lunch boredom, we’ve put together an array of healthy lunches you can make in advance but won’t be bummed to eat when the time comes.
Not only does this meal look appealing, it also puts a creative twist on an unorthodox lunch option. The noodles add an appetizing crunch, and the dressing stays on the bottom until you’re ready to eat. Packed with protein and veggies, this salad jar is also super nutritious.
You’ve likely eaten these at a restaurant, but it turns out they’re incredibly simple to make at home. Plus, they keep well when cooked ahead of time. Add a side of fruit and you have yourself a well-balanced, gourmet option.
Sometimes just switching up the preparation can make a huge difference in how much you’re looking forward to eating something. These flavor-packed, quinoa-stuffed peppers do the trick. The novelty of the pepper as your bowl makes them fun and appetizing, not to mention super healthy.
This unique combination of veggies puts a twist on this normal lunch wrap option. It’s salty and sweet, and the addition of pesto packs lots of flavor. You can also add chicken for extra protein and try out different varieties of veggies. Try freezing them ahead of time and heating them up once you’re at the office.
Adding a little comfort food to the mix is always a good idea. These chicken pot pies taste as good as they look, and given their small size, they’re perfect for freezing and bringing along an individual one, or two, for lunch later in the week.