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8 Healthy Summer Lunches That Are Refreshing and Simple

July 31, 2023
Courtesy of Love and Lemon

When the summer sun is in full swing, it’s time to embrace light and refreshing lunches that won’t weigh you down. These eight simple summer lunch ideas are perfect for those warm days when you want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the great outdoors. From vibrant salads to tasty wraps, these easy-to-make healthy summer lunches will keep you satisfied and cool all season long.

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1. Simple Chicken Tacos

Simple Chicken Tacos

Courtesy of Gathered Nutrition

These simple chicken tacos are a fiesta of flavors! Tender and seasoned chicken is topped with fresh salsa, creamy avocado, and tangy lime. Roll them up in soft tortillas for a quick and delightful lunch that’s bursting with taste.

Try this recipe from Gathered Nutrition.

2. Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Courtesy of The Roasted Root

Embrace the ocean vibes with these tuna salad lettuce wraps. A refreshing mixture of tuna, avocado, and dill pickles is wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves for a light and satisfying lunch that’s perfect for picnics.

Try this recipe from The Roasted Root.

3. Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad

Courtesy of Love and Lemon

Whip up this delicious and nutritious chickpea salad in no time. It’s a medley of chickpeas, crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and fresh herbs, all tossed in a zesty lemon dressing.

Try this recipe from Love and Lemons.

4. Avocado Sandwich

Avocado Sandwich

Courtesy of Feel Good Foodie

Indulge in this avocado sandwich that’s creamy, crunchy, and packed with flavor. Mashed avocado is spread on whole-grain bread and topped with feta cheese and crisp salad ingredients. It’s a simple yet satisfying lunch option that’s great for vegetarians.

Try this recipe from Feel Good Foodie.

5. Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

Courtesy of Cookie and Kate

This Caprese pasta salad is too easy not to make! Cooked pasta is tossed with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, fresh basil, and balsamic vinegar. It’s a delightful blend of flavors that will transport you to Italy with every bite.

Try this recipe from Cookie and Kate

6. Crunchy Rainbow Chicken Wraps

Crunchy Rainbow Chicken Wraps

Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

Take your taste buds on a journey with these 15-minute crunchy rainbow chicken wraps. Colorful veggies, crispy cabbage, tender chicken, and a peanut sauce come together in a wrap that’s a burst of flavors and textures.

Try this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen

7. Easy Mediterranean-Inspired Nourish Bowls

Easy Mediterranean-Inspired Nourish Bowls

Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Get transported to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean with these Nourish Bowls. They combine lemon rice, protein-packed chickpeas, crunchy cucumbers, and an easy-to-make tahini dressing. Packed with flavors and nutrients, these bowls will leave you feeling energized and satisfied.

Try this recipe from Minimalist Baker

8. Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Courtesy of Downshiftology

Indulge in the freshness of a simple Greek salad. Crisp veggies, briny olives, and velvety feta cheese dance together in this Greek-inspired medley. It’s a light and delightful lunch option that celebrates the essence of summer.

Try this recipe from Downshiftology

Read next: 15 Healthy Summer Dinners for Easy Weeknight Meals

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