30 Best Lunch Ideas (Easy & Healthy!)

Here are the top lunch ideas that are healthy, easy, and non-boring! You’ll look forward to these lunch recipes all day.

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Need midday inspiration? Us too. Even as cookbook authors and recipe writers, sometimes lunchtime gets the better of us. But guess what? There are lots of ways to make lunch-time exciting! We’ve combed through our archives in search of all the best lunch ideas…and re-discovered a few great recipes of our own to put into the rotation.

That said, here are all the best healthy and easy lunch recipes for midday inspiration! These recipes are one of two things: either easy to put together on the spot, or easy to meal prep and do well in the fridge over a few days. Here are the categories of recipes you’ll see below:

  • Sandwiches
  • Roll ups and wraps
  • Make ahead salads
  • Dips
  • Make ahead soups
  • Lunch bowls

And now…easy lunch ideas that are healthy & non boring!

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We’ve got lots more lunch recipes where those come from! Here are a few more recipe collections to browse:

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Avocado tuna salad

30 Best Lunch Ideas (Avocado Tuna Salad & More!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This fresh and healthy avocado tuna salad swaps the classic mayo for nutrient-rich avocado! It will become your new go-to after first bite.


Ingredients

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  • 1 5-ounce can white meat tuna
  • 1/2 celery rib (1/4 cup finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles (2 pickles)
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice*
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Drain the tuna. Place it in a bowl and use a fork to break apart any large clumps.
  2. Roughly chop the avocado. Finely chop the celery, red onion, and dill pickles.
  3. Mix together the tuna and vegetables with the remaining ingredients. Eat immediately: the avocado will start to brown after exposure to air.

Notes

*Mix it up! Try it Mexican-style: swap the lemon for lime and add 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro!

  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Lunch recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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