Delicious & Nutritious Lunch Ideas

Whether you’re heading back to school or work, these lunch ideas are yummy, nourishing, and Insta-worthy to boot. Taking only minutes to prepare, you can whip these colorful dishes up the night before, or meal-prep at the beginning of the week (but that’s a whole other topic).┬áTry them out for yourself, or your family — you can thank us later!

 

Bean Salad

 

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Add some exotic flair to your regular packed lunch with this gorgeous chopped salad. The jewel-toned colors and delightful mix of spices make for the perfect pop of flavor in each bite.

 

Fajita Quesadillas

 

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Oh boy. This one has gotta be our favorite. Not only are these soft tacos full of stringy cheese (drool city!) but they also happen to be jam-packed with nutrients, thanks to the addition of ingredients like black beans, chicken, cilantro, and salsa.

 

Tomato Soup

 

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Who can say no to a steaming, hearty bowl of fresh tomato soup? Whether you crush the tomatoes yourself or buy them canned, this is a quick and healthy option that can be blended to perfection in seconds. Serve alone, or with a couple of thick slices of bread, perfect for mopping up those last drops. Can’t let any of that tomatoey goodness go to waste, now can we?

 

 

Veggie Fried Rice

 

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If you think this last one seems too easy to be true — you’re absolutely right. A simple fry up of some cooked rice with protein-filled scrambled eggs and your favorite chopped green veggies (scallions and peas are our go-to), this is a super-fast lunch option that’s as tasty as it is easy to make.