5 Simple and Healthy Lunch Ideas

Believe it or not, it is much more convenient to make yourself a simple yet healthy lunch instead of spending money on fastfood or expensive restaurants.  Just sacrifice a few minutes in the morning to invest in your health and happiness! The following quick, low calorie and healthy lunch ideas will leave you satisfied.

1. Turkey and Cucumber Sandwich (275 calories)

5 Simple and Healthy Lunch Ideas

  • In a medium bowl, toss together 1/2 cup nonfat mayonnaise, 1 tbsp horseradish, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper.
  • Once mixed, add 2 cups finely chopped cooked turkey breast and 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions.
  • Divide the made mixture among 4 slices of the bread, with the turkey placed on the top.
  • Overlap the thinly sliced, seedless cucumber slices over the turkey.
  • Place the 4 second slices of bread (*rye bread is recommended!)

If this sounds simple enough, take this recipe of a healthy lunch idea and satisfy your tummies! As a tip, it might be ideal to keep the filling and the bread separately so the sandwich does not get soggy by lunchtime.

2. Summer Roll (287 calories)

5 Simple and Healthy Lunch Ideas

  • Prepare 12 large cooked shrimp, 4 cups of bean sprouts and shredded cabbage.
  • Evenly divide the shrimp, bean sprouts and shredded cabbage between 4 re-hydrated rice paper sheets.
  • Wrap it up burrito-style.
  • When packing them, you can “double” wrap it with wax paper so the rice paper does not get stuck to whatever container you use.

Although it is spring, summer rolls are a favorite in any season! If you do not like shrimp, you can always replace it with chicken breast.

3. Pizza Roll-Up (217 calories)

5 Simple and Healthy Lunch Ideas

  • Spread pizza sauce over a 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortilla.
  • Layer evenly with baby spinach and mozzarella cheese (any alternative is okay as long as it is green!).
  • Microwave until cheese is melted, which is usually around 45 seconds.
  • Roll the tortilla and cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • You may slice it into pieces and if made the night before, refrigerate them for the next day!

If you are an avid pizza lover (who isn’t?), this is a great substitute.

4. Mexican Quinoa (240 calories)

5 Simple and Healthy Lunch Ideas

  • Prepare 1/2 cup cooked quinoa mixed with 1/4 cup of black beans and thawed corn kernels.
  • If wanting an extra spice, add in 1 diced red pepper.
  • For that extra extra spice, use chipotle chili power; give it a taste before deciding to add more.

Instead of making sandwiches every day, I suggest you try to make this healthy lunch idea.

5. Beet and Goat Cheese Salad (242 calories)

5 Simple and Healthy Lunch Ideas

  • In a bowl, toss in 2 chopped roasted beets with 2 cups of baby spinach.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of crumbled goat cheese
  • Find a container that can fit the salad with enough space for the spinach to breathe.

People tend to usually make a Caesar salad but give your taste buds a new flavor of beets and goat cheese.

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5 SIMPLE AND HEALTHY LUNCH IDEAS

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I hope you enjoyed all 5 quick and healthy lunch ideas that I, myself, will be trying out. Your opinion is very important to me, so if you particularly liked one of the recipes, comment below for other readers to take notice.

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Eunice Kim Beauty editor and Korean cosmetic junkie in based out of LA.