Easy & Healthy Make-Ahead Lunch Recipes

Make your lunch break something to look forward too! Unlike greasy fast food or soggy, wilted salads, these make-ahead lunches will leave both your taste buds and your body happy and ready to tackle the rest of your workday. This weekend, whip up a few of these five healthy recipes for ready-to-go, mouth-watering lunches all week long:

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Chicken Fajita Lunch Bowls

Chalk full of veggies and protein rich chicken breasts, this savory fajita bowl from Sweet Peas and Saffron leaves you feeling full and energized. With chili powder, cumin, lime juice and bell peppers, this salad bowl gives you all the flavors of a fajita without the work. In less than an hour, you can prep and cook four lunch-size servings for your week.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wraps

These veggie wraps from The Kitchn will have you counting down the hours until lunchtime. The roasted sweet potatoes give you a midday boost of important vitamins, portobello mushrooms provide protein and fiber, and basil pesto and caramelized onions provide an extra boost of flavor. Savory and sweet, healthy, and easy to prep, what’s not to love?

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Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs

Once you try this recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny, you might not want to limit this meal to just lunchtime. You can’t go wrong with baked meatballs glazed in a honey sriracha sauce and served on a bed of brown rice. Unlike store-bought glazes, this recipe teaches you how to make your own without all the preservatives and sugars. Make sure you get lean ground turkey for the meatballs for plenty of protein that’s low in saturated fat!

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Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad

This fresh, delicious pasta salad recipe from Sweet Peas and Saffron will have you daydreaming of a summer picnic at your desk. In only half an hour, you can prep four lunch size portions of this chicken pasta salad complete with a homemade, tangy sesame vinaigrette. Grab a box of whole wheat rotini noodles for even more nutritional value.

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Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed bell peppers by Primavera Kitchen look mouth-watering coming out of the oven and still taste as good as they look come lunchtime the next day. Bell peppers are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals that give you a much-needed boost midway through your workday. The recipe creator recommends freezing the cooked stuffed peppers individually to keep the flavors fresh until they’re ready to eat throughout the week!

It’s time to take your lunch break back and feed yourself a meal that will leave you satisfied. Give these recipes a try and share your feedback with us on our Facebook page!

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