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Healthy lunch ideas besides salad


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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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!

Bean soup with veggies


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. 

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

I loooove bringing dinner leftovers for lunch!  I usually make extra dinner just to have those leftovers!!



One of my go-to lunches is a warm bowl of farro (takes 10 mins to cook on the stove), topped with:

  • Any roasted veggies (zucchini, brussel sprouts, carrots, and squash are my favorite this fall)
  • Any protein (tinned fish, smoked salmon, leftover chicken, or chickpeas usually)
  • Avocado
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Any seeds and/or nuts I have on hand (right now it's sunflower seeds and toasted almonds)
  • Drizzle with my favorite salad dressing

I love this because all of the toppings can be easily swapped based on what I have on hand, it's quick and easy, it's healthy and full of good ingredients, and always soo tasty!