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5 Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas That You Don’t Have to Reheat

By Lauren Paige
August 31, 2022
Courtesy of Project Meal Plan

Feeling bored of eating the same salad for lunch every day? Skip the sad desk salad and try one of these brilliant healthy packed lunch ideas! Bursting with flavor and healthy nutrients, these lunch ideas make it easy to eat healthy on a regular basis — and don’t require you to use the dusty office microwave.

1. Jalapeno Chicken Salad

jalapeno chicken salad

Courtesy of LPFEDME

Spice up your lunch with this quick and clean spicy chicken salad. Skip the soggy bread and stuff the chicken salad into bell peppers for a satisfying crunch. Bell peppers also provide a burst of vitamin C, which helps you feel good and keeps your brain sharp for the rest of the day. For a spicy kick, and in a few jalapeños in the mix to provide all the heat you’ll need.

Try the recipe by LPFEDME.

2. Mix and Match Mason Jar Salads

mix and match mason jar salads

Courtesy of The Girl on the Bloor

Take your desk salads from boring to brilliant with these salad jar combos. They’re easy to make, easy to take, and the mix of ingredients is endless! This recipe gives you a plethora of healthy packed lunch ideas including Tex Mex Salad Jars, Ranch Salad Jars, Caprese Salad Jars, Green Goddess Jars, and Greek Salad Jars. Or try making your own combination with these nifty tips!

Try the recipe by The Girl on the Bloor.

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3. Turkey & Bacon Lettuce Wrap

turkey and bacon lettuce wraps

Courtesy of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Traditional wraps can go from scrumptious to soggy before your afternoon lunch break. These lettuce wraps are a quick, low-carb crunchy alternative to the traditional midday sandwich and can be filled with anything you like. This recipe calls for turkey and bacon with grainy mustard, but feel free to get creative with your own lettuce wrap fixings.

Try the recipe from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.

4. Adult Lunchables

adult lunchables

Courtesy of Project Meal Plan

Be the envy of the office with these easy charcuterie-inspired lunches. It’s like just like your favorite lunchables — but a healthy version for adults! Select your favorite meats, cheeses, fruits, and veggies, toss in some crackers, and voila!

Try the recipe from Project Meal Plan.

5. Korean BBQ Chickpea Bento Bowls

korean bbq chickpea bento bowls

Courtesy of Sweet Peas and Saffron

Load up on veggies and flavor with these Korean BBQ chickpea bento bowls. They’re packed full of plant-based deliciousness and are the perfect healthy packed lunch that tastes even better at room temperature.

Try the recipe from Sweet Peas and Saffron.

Read next: 8 Healthy Lunches That Aren’t a Sandwich

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