Feb
14

When I used to have a corporate job, we would eat lunch out or in the cafeteria frequently. It was easy and fun to have lunch with my coworkers and enjoy good conversation. However, I realized how easy it was to make poor choices when eating out. Often times I used to get a burrito bowl with ALL THE TORTILLA CHIPS and 1/2 cup of guac. No joke.

When I started making my lunches at home, it helped me save tons of money. Not only that, but I reached my weight loss and fitness goals quicker because I didn’t have a massive serving of Mexican food in front of me everyday. (So good though.)

As I continued to prep meals, I realized that sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what you want to eat, what’s in your budget for the week, and not eat the same thing all the time. Thus, I put together some fabulous lunch recipes to help you plan! There are plenty to choose from so you should be set for a few months. Just bookmark this link so you can come back often! Most of the recipes are salads, sandwiches and soups; all meals I find myself eating often for lunch.

I hope this list inspire you to prep a little more at home, save money and stay motivated to eat healthy! xoxo!

Chickpea & Avocado Sandwiches-2

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich from Ambitious Kitchen

A nutritious sweet potato quinoa salad loaded with anti-inflammatory cherries then garnished with goat cheese and lightly candied walnuts. Incredible!

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese + Candied Walnuts from Ambitious Kitchen

Vegan Rainbow Power Greens Salad with Black Eyed Peas from Cotter Crunch

Vegan Rainbow Power Greens Salad with Black Eyed Peas from Cotter Crunch

Strawberry & Mango Chopped Spinach Quinoa Salad

Strawberry & Mango Chopped Spinach Quinoa Salad  from Ambitious Kitchen

 

Blueberry & Goat Cheese Chicken Salad with Peanut Dijon Dressing from With Salt and Wit

Blueberry & Goat Cheese Chicken Salad with Peanut Dijon Dressing from With Salt and Wit

Southwest Pasta Salad with Chipotle-Lime Greek Yogurt Dressing

Southwest Pasta Salad with Chipotle-Lime Greek Yogurt Dressing  from Ambitious Kitchen

Curried Chickpea Salad from Hummusapien

Curried Chickpea Salad from Hummusapien

The Easiest Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad

The Easiest Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad  from Ambitious Kitchen

Quick Curried Veggie Brown Rice Bowls from Eat Healthy Eat Happy

Quick Curried Veggie Brown Rice Bowls from Eat Healthy Eat Happy

Chicken Chopped Salad with Strawberries, Avocado + Feta

 

Chicken Chopped Salad with Strawberries, Avocado + Feta  from Ambitious Kitchen

The Ultimate Garden Vegetable Sandwich with Herbed Goat Cheese from The Roasted Root

The Ultimate Garden Vegetable Sandwich with Herbed Goat Cheese from The Roasted Root

 

 

Grilled Corn and Chickpea Salad from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Grilled Corn and Chickpea Salad from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Mango & Avocado Black Rice Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Mango & Avocado Black Rice Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette  from Ambitious Kitchen

Paleo Mason Jar Chicken Taco Salad from Food Faith Fitness

Paleo Mason Jar Chicken Taco Salad from Food Faith Fitness

Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing  from Ambitious Kitchen

Cold Sesame Peanut Zoodles Recipe from The Lemon Bowl

Cold Sesame Peanut Zoodles Recipe from The Lemon Bowl

Light Curry Egg Salad with Greek Yogurt from Cookin’ Canuck

Light Curry Egg Salad with Greek Yogurt from Cookin’ Canuck

Cranberry Cilantro Quinoa Salad from Peas and Crayons

Cranberry Cilantro Quinoa Salad from Peas and Crayons

Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds & Lemon Vinaigrette

Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds & Lemon Vinaigrette  from Ambitious Kitchen

Lemon Orzo with Shrimp and Tomatoes from Back to Her Roots

Lemon Orzo with Shrimp and Tomatoes from Back to Her Roots

Sweet Potato Noodles with Chicken and Tomato Basil Sauce from Inspiralized

Sweet Potato Noodles with Chicken and Tomato Basil Sauce from Inspiralized

Kale, Edamame & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale, Edamame & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette  from Ambitious Kitchen

 

Quinoa and Wheat Berry Salad from Rachel Cooks

Quinoa and Wheat Berry Salad from Rachel Cooks

Lentil Salad with Carrots and Cilantro from Aggie’s Kitchen

Lentil Salad with Carrots and Cilantro from Aggie’s Kitchen

Spiced Grain Salad with Avocado Raspberry-Chipotle Dressing from Cooking with Books

Spiced Grain Salad with Avocado Raspberry-Chipotle Dressing from Cooking with Books

Healthy Chicken Chickpea Chopped Salad

Healthy Chicken Chickpea Chopped Salad  from Ambitious Kitchen

Vegan Tuna Salad from Namely Marly

Vegan Tuna Salad from Namely Marly

Guacamole Greens with Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Vinaigrette from A Beautiful Plate

Guacamole Greens with Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Vinaigrette from A Beautiful Plate

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Dijon Shallot Dressing from Table for Two

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Dijon Shallot Dressing from Table for Two

Wilted Kale and Couscous Salad with Carrots and Cranberries from Floating Kitchen

Wilted Kale and Couscous Salad with Carrots and Cranberries from Floating Kitchen

Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Avocado Tuna Salad from The Healthy Maven

Avocado Tuna Salad from The Healthy Maven

Farro Delicata Squash Salad from What’s Gaby Cooking

Farro Delicata Squash Salad from What’s Gaby Cooking

Cucumber and Chickpea Salad from Reluctant Entertainer

Cucumber and Chickpea Salad from Reluctant Entertainer

Zucchini Chickpea Quinoa Salad from A Cedar Spoon

Zucchini Chickpea Quinoa Salad from A Cedar Spoon

15 Minute Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad from Joyful Healthy Eats

15 Minute Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad from Joyful Healthy Eats

Butternut Squash Black Rice Bean Salad from Eat Good 4 Life

Butternut Squash Black Rice Bean Salad from Eat Good 4 Life

Light Italian Chicken Salad with Roasted Garlic from Andie Mitchell

Light Italian Chicken Salad with Roasted Garlic from Andie Mitchell

Balsamic Chicken Salad with Lemon Quinoa from Cafe Delites

 

Balsamic Chicken Salad with Lemon Quinoa from Cafe Delites

Power Salad with Lemon Chia Dressing from Two Peas & Their Pod

Power Salad with Lemon Chia Dressing from Two Peas & Their Pod

Chicken Quinoa Powerhouse Salad with Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette from The Baker Mama

Chicken Quinoa Powerhouse Salad with Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette from The Baker Mama

Southwestern Quinoa Salad from Eating Bird Food

Southwestern Quinoa Salad from Eating Bird Food

Avocado Egg Salad from Skinnytaste

Avocado Egg Salad from Skinnytaste

Delicious healthy lunch ideas to pack for work -- lots of salads & sandwich options to keep you motivated to eat healthy.