Simple Lunch Ideas
A full list of simple lunch ideas including simple lunch ideas you can take to work, simple lunch ideas for kids, simple lunch ideas that are healthy, simple…
Comfort food? Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food. Soups in the winter are like being wrapped in a warm blanket. This Creamy Chicken and Brown Rice Soup for the most comforting meal. You can make this creamy chicken and rice soup on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot. For this delicious recipe I chose to use brown rice because it is something I always have on hand in my pantry. I used a can of coconut milk to make this creamy soup, but do not worry there is no coconut-y taste.
So who doesn't love bacon? Bacon is one of foods greatest garnishes. I'll add it to every dish I can, especially salad. BLT Chicken Salad is the perfect quick and easy Whole30 lunch. Just pack up this healthy chicken salad and enjoy on a bed of lettuce, in lettuce cups or simply on its own. This is the kind of recipe that you will need in your arsenal in order to make it through the Whole30. You can keep this BLT Chicken Salad in the fridge and enjoy it whenever. #healthyrecipeschicken
Turn your caprese salad into a meal with chicken! My favorite summer salad is the caprese salad. I love to make it with big fresh Jersey tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil from the garden, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.I took all the flavors of a Caprese salad and created a skillet meal that I could make any time. For this recipe, I swapped in some balsamic vinegar for the glaze, mini mozzarella balls for the sliced mozzarella, and cherry tomatoes for the full sliced tomatoes. #capresesalad
When I meal prep my protein for the week I like to make it in bulk and keep the preparation simple. These pan fried chicken thighs are seasoned with a chili lime seasoning blend and cooked quickly in a cast iron skillet. I chose chili lime seasoning because it is flavorful and slightly spicy without being overwhelmingly spicy. Usually I use Tajin or Trader Joe’s chili lime seasoning. Both of those already have salt in them which is crucial for getting the proper flavor. #mealprep #chickenthighs
Sometimes it’s just easier to have a healthy cold lunch option that you don’t need to reheat.I packed all of the flavors of chicken fajitas into a simple cold chicken salad. We eat this fajita chicken salad on lettuce cups, on top of a loaded salad or just on its own with some crispy, fresh-cut veggies. This Fajita Chicken Salad is a quick and healthy Whole30 lunch that can be prepped ahead of time and enjoyed all week. And it packs all the flavor of chicken fajitas without the tortilla!
Raise your hand if you love saving all the time you can in the kitchen. Me too! And that's why I created this Instant Pot Salmon and Rice recipe to make a lemon pepper salmon en papillote and steam rice at the same time! I was testing this lemon pepper salmon recipe and realized that I could use my Instant Pot to make a full salmon and rice meal at once; put the rice and water in the bottom of the instant pot and then put the salmon and veggies en papillote on top.
Keeping an Avocado from browning is the way to my heart! Seriously! And doing my part to use less plastic with this silicone is just another bonus. Avocado Huggers are uniquely designed to seal avocados you haven't used up yet! These silicone covers are air tight and keep the avocados fresher for longer, I use avocados almost daily so this was a game changer for me. I can eat the entire avocado before it goes bad, so naturally I eat it more often. #food #recipes #healthyrecipesmealprep
Make this low carb turkey club sandwich for a quick and easy lunch with no bread. It's also paleo, gluten free & whole 30 friendly. A great keto lunch idea that only takes 10 minutes to make! This low carb turkey club recipe is a quick and easy lunch or dinner. No bread, no carbs and very filling. See how to make it here! #lowcarb #turkeyclub
I’m not going to lie, I love rice and quinoa, BUT I do get into a rut of making them as a boring side day after day. Upgrade your side dish with this Mediterranean inspired couscous salad recipe. This pearl couscous salad recipe is the perfect side dish. It is great with any kind of protein like chicken, fish or even roasted chickpeas. #saladlove #saladupgrade #mediterraneansalad #healthyeasysalad
It's like a fish cake, but wrapped in prosciutto to form a little "hand pie". Perfect to reheat the next day for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack! AIP, Paleo, Whole30, GAPS and SCD friendly. #wildsalmon #prosciutto #fishcake #baked #breakfast #dinner #lunch #snack #handpie #aip #paleo #whole30 #scd #gaps
This Cold Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing has hearty noodles with tons of fresh veggies covered in a delicious peanut dressing and crunchy peanuts. The leftovers are also amazing making this recipe the perfect meal prep option. No heating required! #zestedlemon #thaifood #recipe #mealprep #noodles| zestedlemon.com
Ever wonder how to use that apple cider vinegar? Combine it with a few other ingredients to make this apple cider vinaigrette. Pour a steady stream of olive oil into a blender with the vinegar to make an emulsified and creamy vinaigrette. Then, pour the creamy apple cider vinegar dressing all over your salads. #healthyrecipesdressings #creamyvinaigrette #applecidervinegar
I am always looking for simple lunch recipes that I can prepare ahead of time and pack for lunch. Things that I can eat hot or cold depending on my mood are a dream! I used to LOVE a cold soba noodle salad from the dining hall at my university. Just prepare a simple sesame ginger sauce. Then, combine soba noodles, chicken, and veggies in a mixing bowl. Pour the sauce into the bowl and enjoy the noodle dish hot or cold! #hotlunchorcold #simplelunchrecipes #3ominutemeal
Salad doesn't have to be boring! That's right I said it, and it's true because I used to think that chicken salad was a really boring lunch recipe, but that was before I knew how to mix it up. Now I know you can start with a base of shredded chicken and mayo and add just about any mix ins you like! This healthy Whole30 chicken salad recipe is flavored with curry powder and the subtle spice is balanced by the sweetness of carrots and raisins. And a few extras because why not have fun with salad?
Quick, easy and flavorful are my top three essentials for a salad, and this Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad does not disappoint. Chicken salad is one of those recipes that I hated as a kid, but cannot get enough of as an adult. You can make so many different styles and varieties of chicken salad and it’s always satisfying. The best part is you can prep it once on Sunday or Monday and enjoy it in your lunch all week. The flavor and spice of a jalapeño popper, but with healthy, Whole30 ingredients.