8 Healthy Lunches You Can Make One Big Batch Of And Eat All Week

From roasted lentil salad to a one-pan sweet potato bake, these meals will supercharge your lunch break.

March 20, 2017
ground turkey and sweet potato stuffed peppers
Photograph courtesy of primavera kitchen

No one needs to be convinced that packing your own lunch is the best: It's cheap and it's healthy, which is essentially the holy grail of clean eating. The disadvantage, of course, is that it takes time. That's why we love these 8 meals you can make once and eat all week long. 

One pan Mexican sweet potato bake
1/8 Photograph courtesy of Making Thyme For Health
One-Pan Mexican Sweet Potato Bake

This tasty combo of sweet potatoes, corn, bell peppers, black beans, and Mexican spices is perfect on top of lettuce or with half an avocado. Here's the full recipe from Making Thyme for Health.

Related: 8 Crazy-Easy Stuffed Zucchini Recipes

rainbow soba noodles
2/8 Photograph courtesy of Noming thru life
Rainbow Soba Noodle Salad

Hearty soba noodles are just as satisfying as regular pasta—but they've got 83 fewer calories per cup. Pair them with high-protein edamame and colorful veggies for a gorgeous and delicious midday meal. Get the complete recipe from Noming Thru Life. 

roasted garlic tomato lentil salad
3/8 Photograph courtesy of wendy polisi
Roasted Garlic Tomato Lentil Salad

It takes a little time to roast garlic, but the sweet, mellow flavor you get at the end is totally worth it. Pair it with juicy tomatoes and high-protein lentils and you've got this filling lunch from blogger Wendy Polisi. Here's the recipe

Related: 7 Surprisingly Delicious Ways To Add More Protein To Just About Anything

chicken and vegetable salad rolls
4/8 Photograph courtesy of Mark Rudolph Photography
Chicken and Vegetable Salad Rolls

Slice up some protein and veggies, roll them in a few rice paper wrappers, and you're done. These fresh, crunchy, portable rolls from Cooks with Cocktails couldn't be easier. Here are the complete instructions

spinach and bell pepper bake
5/8 Photograph courtesy of The nutritionists reviews
Spinach and Bell Pepper Egg Bake

Baked egg dishes (like this veggie-packed one from The Nutritionist Reviews) are perfect for a make-ahead lunch: Slice it up into individual portions and eat each one hot, cold, or at room temp. Here's the full recipe.

ground turkey and sweet potato stuffed peppers
6/8 Photograph courtesy of primavera kitchen
Ground Turkey–Sweet Potato Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are kind of like tacos—but without the high-calorie, carb-heavy tortillas. (And they're just gorgeous to look at.) Here's the recipe from Primavera Kitchen. 

healthy avocado chicken salad
7/8 Photograph courtesy of family fresh meals
Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad

Swap out mayo for Greek yogurt and avocado, and suddenly traditional chicken salad becomes a nutrition powerhouse. This recipe from Family Fresh Meals has all the details. 

5 ingredient black bean soup
8/8 Photograph courtesy of gimme some oven
Five-Ingredient Black Bean Soup

This soup has 5 ingredients and it only takes 20 minutes. Bring individual portions to work and heat 'em up in the office microwave for a fiber- and protein-heavy lunch. Here's the full recipe from Gimme Some Oven. 

Related: Is This the Cleanest Soup You Can Order?

The article 8 Healthy Lunches You Can Make One Big Batch Of And Eat All Week originally appeared on Prevention.

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