I get a lot of requests for fast, easy meals to make during the week, which inspires a lot of my healthy lunch recipes. Once noon (or really 11:30am) rolls around I’m ready for something fresh, flavorful, and filling to eat for lunch. These recipes are filling enough with protein & fiber to keep you full until your 3pm snack.

I’ve rounded up 21 healthy lunch recipes for you that are perfect to meal-prep for the week and give you a little inspo to start the week off on a healthy note.

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Bright, fresh crunchy rainbow Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps make the perfect lunch! They’re veggie and protein-packed with a delicious peanut dressing for drizzling and dipping.

GUYS. It has been a WEEK. But you know what? It’s almost the weekend, and I have an incredible new lunch for you that I’m so excited to share.

I’m still dreaming about how good and easy these Thai peanut chicken wraps are. We made them a few weeks ago and they immediately were a huge hit. They’re big, filling, protein packed and include virtually every color of the rainbow.

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Easy, flavorful tuna wraps drizzled with light chipotle Greek yogurt ranch dressing. They’re the perfect summertime lunch and packed with delicious farmer’s market veggies.

Say hello to my new favorite lunch because I couldn’t believe how much I LOVED it. I’ve been on a pretty consistent, early morning workout routine as of late, which means by the time I’m thinking about lunch (as early as 10:30AM for Abra and I…) I want something quick, filling, and of course, delish.

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Who else is as much of an avocado lover as I am? *Everyone raises their hand*

Avocado toast has been a love of mine for as long as I remember, and even before I remember it being trendy to put on toast. In fact, my mom used to make homemade refried bean and cheese burritos for us with slice avocado on the side and hot sauce. The creaminess of avocado is as nostalgic to me as a big bowl of mac and cheese. Simply put, I’m in love with avocados and always will be.

Today’s post is pretty awesome because I’m sharing 16 ways to top your avocado toast in partnership with my friends at Avocados From Mexico. They asked me how I get creative with avocados and so of course I couldn’t help but share some of my favorite ways to switch up my avocado toast.

So, let’s get to it!

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Avocado pesto chicken salad made with an easy homemade nut free pumpkin seed & avocado pesto, then piled on toasted bread for a delicious, healthy sandwich.

Raise your hand if you LOVE pesto.

Okay good, me too.

And if you love it as much as I do, then you’re in for a little treat because this pumpkin seed avocado pesto is just incredible — it’s packed with healthy fats, lean protein and herbs and might just be the best thing I’ve ever tossed with shredded or leftover grilled chicken.

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Oh hi Monday, you’re here again. Do you have your cup of joe? Maybe paired with a big bowl of steaming hot oatmeal with blueberries for breakfast? Me too.

I got back from Nantucket last night and all I wanted to do was prepare a few healthy meals for the week. Personally I’ve found that the trick to maintaining a successful weight loss is to be prepared when it comes to food; always easier said than done though, right? 


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Quesadilla time!

I was looking through my blog archives the other day and realized that I haven’t made a quesadilla recipe in century.

Okay century might be a bit of an exaggeration; if we’re being technical, it’s been two years. TWO YEARS since tortillas and cheese danced on my tongue in sweet matrimony.

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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!

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Yesterday we moved into our new apartment! Finally, I’ll have own office. And our place is much larger than my previous 700 square foot 1-bedroom.

I’m so eager to get to Home Goods, Pottery Barn, Target plus go antique shopping. The upside of moving is that you get to completely redecorate. If I haven’t mentioned before, my style is very romantic with a bit of sophistication. I love antiques and making them new again with a fresh coat of paint. In fact, I recently had an old headboard painted a beautiful bronze gold from my friends at MegMade here in Chicago. They have a wonderful Etsy shop too, so check it out!

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I’m in the midst of looking for a new apartment in Chicago, mostly because I’d like to have an office instead of working in my dining room on a daily basis.

Personally I find that moving is one of the most unenjoyable things. I mean, I still haven’t completely unpacked my suitcase from three weeks ago. I KNOW I’m totally that type of person. How annoying. I should really just go in there and unpack RIGHT NOW… but then I remember I’m traveling for the rest of the week and all of my problems are solved.

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