Healthy Lunch Recipes

Healthy lunch ideas for the kids or for work. More than 330 healthy resolution-worthy recipes, including tasty salads, wraps, soups and one-bowl dishes.

Staff Picks

Apple Curry Turkey Pita

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
This is great for turkey leftovers. Simple, quick and flavorful. This is a good one for substitutions too. I've used white wine in place of lemon, sour cream in place of yogurt, chicken in place of turkey and Indian naan in place of the pita. Enjoy!
By Allrecipes Member
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Greek Farro Salad

Rating: 5 stars 12
This is a great alternative to a cold pasta salad as farro doesn't get soggy and holds up to the dressing very well. Farro is an ancient Mediterranean grain, so I wanted to merge it with a Greek-style salad that's perfect for summertime. This is great served with grilled lamb or chicken. Add black olives or fresh herbs to your liking!

California Melt

Rating: 4.5 stars 195
A satisfying open-face vegetarian sandwich with avocado, almonds and mushrooms.

BBQ Tuna Fritters

Rating: 4 stars 122
A fun way to make canned tuna taste less like canned tuna. These thin tuna patties are tasty enough to be eaten plain or in a pita pocket with lettuce and tomato.
By emily

Refreshing Lentil Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 45
I tried to duplicate this light, refreshing salad that my Tunisian in-laws make. I put my own 'twist' on this with the addition of lemon zest. Using colorful vegetables makes for a light salad with a beautiful presentation. Garnish with sliced hard-boiled eggs and serve with crusty baguettes.

Green Bean and Potato Salad

Rating: 4 stars 192
A twist on potato salad. Green beans and potatoes are served in a Dijon mustard and balsamic vinaigrette.

Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

Rating: 4.5 stars 805
Enjoy this easy crock pot recipe that's perfect for pot luck dinners and barbecues.
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The Best Vegetable Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
This is a refreshing salad using all different kinds of vegetables. You can use whatever you like, but the main things that makes it good are the tomatoes and cucumbers. It is much like an Israeli salad. The homemade dressing is very good on it, but so is just plain olive oil.

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Rating: 5 stars 479
Inspired by Panera Bread's version, this soup delivers on flavor. Tender chicken in a lemony broth with orzo pasta, carrots, onions, celery, and baby spinach. This has quickly become one of my family's very favorite soup recipes.

Healthier Sloppy Joes II

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
This healthier version of sloppy joes includes more veggies and real garlic. Be sure to serve on whole wheat buns!

Raw Beet Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 86
I was looking for a way to use raw beets and found a recipe online. I changed it a bit to use ingredients that I grow and use. It's so yummy and is so nutritious because the nutrition isn't cooked out of the beets. Everyone that has tried it, likes it. It's better if let set for a few hours but doesn't have to be. Serve for a cold lunch with boiled eggs on a bed of lettuce.

Best Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 259
I'd turned my nose up at this for years, but suddenly I can't get enough of it. Thanks, Momma D!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Tuna-Artichoke Salad
Rating: Unrated 45
"This made a fantastic lunch!" – Laura
Our Best Healthy Lunch Ideas
When we plan lunches for the week, we want  recipes that are easy to  put together, delicious, of course, and healthy.
Microwave Corn-on-the-Cob in the Husk
Rating: 5 stars 41

This is one of my favorite ways to fix corn on the cob, even when I have several to fix. Without the water from boiling, the corn stays nice and sweet. Hope this helps just one young cook.