Terrible article. I eat healthy lunches for work but none of these fit the bill. These should be called "healthy lunch ideas for the stay at home mom". Too much time to prep AND not able to keep things fresh for a long period of time.
Healthy lunch suggestions for workers :)
- Don't fry it
- Don't eat deli meat (its full of salts and other garbage)
- Don't eat tons of dressing
- Don't eat too much salad (it'll give you gas and your co-workers won't like you)
- Don't eat things that smell funky (Again, you co-workers won't like you)
- Buy chicken breast and slice the meat or pull it into a a BBQ style meat. place this on a fresh salad or the bread of your choice. Top with a fresh squeezed lemon and a dash of black pepper and your off to the races
- Stock Clementines at your desk. If you ever get the urge for something sweet around 3:00 (like most people) eat a clementine and not a candy bar
- avoid sugary drinks and DIET SODA
- drink lots of water , water can actually make you lose your hunger feeling. Most people who overeat don't drink enough water.
And that's just a few tips. For more information on how to eat healthy my way please visit common sense = ) .
01/24/2013 - 1:50pm
I Made the avocado and white bean wrap, it was awesome AND filling! Love the ideas, thank you!
09/19/2012 - 8:53pm
These all look decent, but in a way also, the soup looks like throw up, a lady I work with brings these sorts of things, except shes dumb and buys it all pre made at the organic stores. Ive found that 9 out of 10 dishes she gets look disgusting, which is very in tune with this article, how about an article that has the same principles, that dont require you to wash your thrown up lunch down, with a glass of wine, as if anyone does that. If anyone else feels this way, Id be happy to puke in a bag and send it to you for half of this bufget.
09/04/2012 - 12:58pm
Agreed. These foods take way too long to prepare, spoil easily, and don't look too filling.
09/01/2012 - 1:58pm
If I could drink wine and beer at work, I wouldn't need a suggestion for lunch!
07/17/2012 - 2:12pm
For all the people complaining out there, maintaining good health does take some effort. Yes, these recipes require a little preparation time, but they seem well worth it; these recipes look very delicious, satisfying and healthy. It's hard to fit all of those criteria. If you want quick food join the drive-thru line. Kudos on this article.
07/02/2012 - 11:33am
Cut up half of a Apple and 2 tasp of Peaunt Butter with on a wheat wrap is really good healthy snack or you can use it for lunch on go!
04/18/2012 - 9:26am
Myself personally, I'm to the point where I've gotten sick of a sandwich, salad and water. I've done that again and again. There's plenty of basic lunch recipes out there (not that a recipe is even needed in those scenarios). For me, I will put a little time at night into prepping lunches for my husband and I. I like being able to look forward to my lunch rather than dreading it. I can understand not all these recipes are super simple, but they are inline with how we normally cook, so trying some of these out is not going to be a stretch at all. Got a whole bunch of recipes to try thanks to this list. Thank you to Eating Well for coming up with some interesting options rather than the same-old same-old.
The recipes I plan to try are:
- Mediterranean Wrap
- Salmon Salad Sandwich
- Creamy Tarragon Chicken Salad
- Creamy Avocado & White Bean Wrap
- Egg Salad (actually love the entire lunch presented in this recipe's photo. The egg salad over the bibb lettuce, the blueberries and bananas coated lightly in yogurt, the veggies and the nuts.)
- Wheat Berry Salad with Red Fruit
- Quinoa & Smoked Tofu Salad (I already make Tabbouleh Quinoa Salad often for our lunches. Adding tofu to that is a great idea that I'll definitely be doing soon.)
- Tomato, Tuna & Tarragon Salad
03/24/2012 - 10:57am
These aren't good ideas at all! I'd be better off having a salad, a sandwich, and a water.
03/08/2012 - 5:34pm
These ideas are awful. Nearly all of these foods are extremely perishable so they will not stay good in the fridge over several days, and they will take a huge amount of time to prepare. Time that busy professionals do not have. GOOD lunch ideas for work would fill the following requirements:
A) Would take little time to prepare.
B) Would last several days in the fridge so that they can be made in batches ahead of time.
C) Will taste good eaten cold OR will be easily reheated in an office microwave.
None of these recipes fit all these criteria and MOST of these recipes fit NONE of the criteria.
Just to be fair, the spaghetti frittata is the one item on this list that comes close.