We know that lunch break can come at a time when you want to give into all your stressful food desires (anyone else craving a milkshake, large fries and a cheeseburger?). But instead of giving into a costly mistake, pack a delicious and healthy meal ahead of time to save calories and cash. Trust us, these 8 options won't leave you bored or resentful towards the brown bag lifestyle.
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With the protein from the turkey and the healthy fats from the avocado, you'll skip right over the 3 p.m. stomach grumbles with this filling but light lunch. The wrap keeps simple carbs on the minimum (you want complex carbs like fruits and whole grains) and makes this meal portable.
Get Recipe: Turkey Avocado & Hummus Wrap
Take a trip to the Mediterranean with the Grecian vegetables, tangy pepperoncini and Kalamata olives in every bite of this healthy sandwich. Warning: you may find yourself fantasizing about tanned skin, bright blue waters and white stucco houses with colorful roofs.
Get Recipe: Greek Vegetable Sandwich
Ahh, saladsu2013the quintessentially healthy meal that proves difficult to pack. Not to fear, the mason jar salad trend is picking up, and we're fans. Check out this sweet potato quinoa salad, or any of these variations to pack a salad that will be ready to toss when you're ready to eat it.
Get Recipe: Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad
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Bring out your Tupperware and bring on the meal prep. This spring greens salad/quinoa bowl/chipotle chicken is perhaps the holy grail of healthy, packed and complete meals.
Get Recipe: Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls
We told you packing lunch doesn't mean missing out. This salmon salad wrap is highly transportable, full of the innumerable benefits of salmon, and the perfect way to use leftover fish.
Get Recipe: Salmon Salad Wraps
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Salad doesn't have to be green or boring or stay on the side. This one is full of healthy nuts to keep your brain going and your stomach satisfied all day at work or schoolu2013not to mention it's studded with sweet cranberries and paired with a DIY dressing. Place it in a mason jar and be on your way.
Get Recipe: Wild Rice Salad
Protein + healthy fats = happy body. With protein and whole grains from quinoa and healthy fats from avocado and black beans, this on-the-go meal is everything you need to make it through the day. Not to mention, this recipe also features a mouthwatering avocado tahini sauce.
Get Recipe: Quinoa Wrap
Organize Yourself Skinny
No carbs? No problem. This recipe calls for turkey on the outside to hold together feta, onion, olives and hummus. This lunch is definitely on the lighter side and could double as a mid-afternoon snack to combat hunger pangs.
Get Recipe: No Bread Greek Wrap
Joyful Healthy Eats
This sandwich is the ultimate example that eating healthy u2260 deprivation. With goat cheese, avocado and roasted cherry tomatoes atop whole grain bread awaiting you, here is just another reason to look forward to your lunch break. Add some turkey for a bit more protein and extra afternoon fuel.
Get Recipe: Avocado Goat Cheese Sandwich
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