Get 3 easy, healthy lunch ideas for work with these quick recipes for wraps, salads and sandwiches. These easy, healthy lunch recipes are low-calorie—350 calories or less—and are high-protein lunches that will help keep you full longer between meals.
First up is a BBQ Chicken Sandwich, which delivers a protein punch from shredded cooked chicken. That's combined with carrots and barbecue sauce for the sandwich filling. Then a whole-wheat bun is lightly spread with ranch dressing, topped with chicken and a little lettuce and that's lunch!
The next recipe is for EatingWell's Cobb Salad. It has all the good stuff: bacon, eggs and blue cheese. But this Cobb salad keeps calories in check and is still loaded with vegetables. You make a quick homemade dressing and toss your greens with half of the dressing. Then you'll top the greens with chicken, tomatoes, egg, cucumber and avocado. Next, add a little bit of bacon and blue cheese and drizzle on the remaining dressing. Our lighter Cobb salad saves you 200 calories compared to a more traditional recipe.
Another light and protein-packed lunch idea is our Peanut Tofu Wrap. It's easy to pack up for a lunch box. Spread a store-bough Thai peanut sauce on a whole-wheat tortilla. Top with baked tofu and add in pepper slices and snow peas. Then roll it up and enjoy!
Need more lunch inspiration? Check out our other recipes for healthy protein-packed lunches.