Healthy lunch ideas besides salad

daranij
Member

I'm working on eating more (and better) during the day so I'm not starving come dinner time. I just need some ideas on what I can eat for lunch/snacks that's balanced. I'm not huge on salad plus it really doesn't keep me full

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Vanessa
Community Manager
Community Manager

I like wraps because you can make them you're own! You can add tons of veggies, proteins, and fats to make it balanced - and its easy to switch up day to day. Lately I've been into spinach, onions, sweet peppers, kalamata olives, turkey or chicken, feta cheese, and pesto! @daranij 

 

@Heather_C, do you have any lunch recs that you've been loving lately?? Also, if you want inspo for breakfast, you should check out this thread from @oaktownish here!

Valerie_C
Guide
Guide
Bean soup with veggies

Heather_C
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Guide

Hi @daranij ! I'm with you—salads don't keep me full for very long, unless I really pile on the toppings (which, sometimes I do!) A satisfying meal is often one that includes all three macronutrients—carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. So a wrap, like Vanessa mentioned, could be a good option (and offers a lot of versatility), and soups like @Valerie_C mentioned can be a bowl full of those three nutrients (and/or you can have toast or crackers on the side, and add toppings like sliced avocado, cheese, and/or pumpkin seeds). I often enjoy a sandwich with crackers, chips, and/or fruit on the side. I find that most filling, for me. You could also try to cook extra servings of your dinner, and then enjoy those leftovers for lunch the next day (work once, eat twice!). 

Peanut butter/jelly on ANYTHING!  Celery, wraps, crackers......filling and although not 'healthy' it isn't horrible for you.

I think PB&J can definitely be a healthy lunch / topper on anything! One of my faves, too. 

maryjblake
Member
I will often bring dinner leftovers for work lunches. I like something like cole slaw on the side of a hot lunch of leftovers.