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Healthy Lunch Ideas

There is more to lunch than sandwiches and salads (and sometimes those aren't so bad, either.) scrumptious ideas for home, school or ...


Constantly shelling out cash for prepared food you could have made for less money at home gets old fast. Try these healthy lunch ideas.

  • Plain yogurt topped with pomegranate seeds
  • egg salad
  • Cooked broccoli
  • whole-grain cornbread muffin
  • Whole-wheat blueberry muffin
  • An apple/sunflower butter sandwich
  • Popcorn & roasted pumpkin seed mix
  • Veggies
  • Whole-wheat cinnamon raisin bread
  • Salad with almonds / raisins / parmesan / olive oil
  • Frozen smoothie pop (berries, spinach, yogurt, milk, peanut butter)
  • BLTA Wraps
  • Elvis Burrito
  • Blueberry / spinach / yogurt smoothie pop
  • Whole-wheat carrot applesauce muffin
  • granola chunks
  • Pineapple
  • Popcorn
  • Carrots from the farmers’ market
  • Whole-wheat pretzels
  • Grilled cheese with pesto
  • whole-wheat cinnamon raisin bagel with organic cream cheese
  • Plain yogurt (mixed with a little pure maple syrup and vanilla extract) topped with strawberries
  • Aapplesauce
  • Whole grain (brown rice) crackers
  • Sliced apples in the monster bag
  • 3 mini whole-grain pumpkin muffins
  • Grapes
  • Deviled eggs
  • Breakfast potatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Whole-grain pretzels
  • Turkey Wraps
  • Egg salad
  • Xucchini muffin
  • pimento cheese
  • whole-grain zucchini muffin
  • Mini-Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
  • Cantaloupe
  • trail mix
  • Apple / peanut butter sandwich
  • No-Bake Granola Bars
  • Whole-wheat pretzels (from Trader Joe’s)
  • Carrot
  • little cheese wheel
  • Ants on a Log
  • Tomato Grilled-Cheese Soup
  • Potato soup (in cookbook)
  • Honeydew melon
  • Frozen smoothie pop (made with berries / bananas / plain yogurt / swiss chard leaves)
  • Frozen peas
  • Plain yogurt mixed with a little pure maple syrup and topped with orange segments
  • Lunchbox Pizza Quesadillas
  • Whole-grain crackers (Multi-Seed variety)
  • Refried bean / cheese tostada (cut into 4 triangles and served cold)
  • Strawberries
  • tomato bisque (with whole-wheat noodles floating in it)
  • Whole spelt pumpkin muffin (defrosted from freezer)
  • Prosciutto wrapped mozzarella
  • Melon / raspberries
  • Cheese
  • Plain yogurt mixed with berry sauce
  • Salad with (local) tomatoes, parmesan cheese & olive oil
  • Hummus
  • Whole-wheat pretzels
  • Clementines with grapes
  • 1 corn tortilla (rolled up in foil)
  • Whole-wheat pretzels and veggies with hummus for dipping
  • Whole-wheat “pita pizza” (toasted in the toaster oven and served cold)
  • Whole-wheat pita pizzas – made previously and defrosted (in cookbook)
  • Quiche with a whole-wheat crust (served cold)
  • BLT Pinwheels
  • Whole-grain (ak-mak brand) crackers
  • Cream Cheese, Pear, Honey
  • chicken noodle soup
  • Carrots and frozen peas
  • Sunflower seed butter and honey sandwich
  • Cinnamon / raisin / walnut bread and organic cream cheese sandwich
  • Piece of dark chocolate
  • Purple bell pepper slices (from the farmers’ market) withhummus for dipping
  • Berry / yogurt / spinach frozen smoothie pop
  • whole-wheat banana nut muffin
  • “Uncrustable” sandwich (defrosted from freezer)
  • whole-wheat scone (broken in half to fit)
  • Applesauce
  • An apple / PB sandwich
  • Peanuts
  • Wild cherry tomatoes (from the farmers’ market)
  • Whole-wheat pitas filled with hummus, cheese and carrot shreds
  • Brown Bread and Boiled Eggs
  • PB & B
  • Some apple slices
  • Chips and Dips
  • Whole-wheat waffle / cream cheese / cinnamon sandwich
  • Leftover spinach salad
  • Salad (lettuce / carrots / almonds / vinaigrette)
  • An organic ham / cheese roll up (once in a blue moon I buy Applegate organic sandwich meat just to switch things up)
  • Some whole grain “woven wheat” crackers
  • Apples
  • Havarti cheese slices
  • Fresh mozzarella and (local) tomato
  • Organic Kettle brand potato chips
  • This is in a PlanetBox
  • Spaghetti and meatballs (made with carrot bits and defrosted from freezer)
  • Grilled cheese with pesto on whole wheat (served cold)
  • Whole-wheat waffle and cream cheese sandwich
  • Carrots and bell peppers
  • Whole spelt pumpkin muffin
  • Kiwi
  • Red bell pepper slices
  • Cheese stick
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Pizza toast (served cold)
  • 100% whole-wheat and organic boxed mac and cheese (by Annie’s) mixed with peas
  • Applegate Farms organic ham with cheese rolled up inside
  • Leftover steamed broccoli
  • Sliced pears
  • Havarti cheese
  • bagel sandwich
  • Leftover veggie corn chowder (warm in thermos)
  • Ham, Cheese, and Apple Butter Crackers
  • Leftover broccoli cheese soup topped with bacon
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Sliced apples
  • PB&J Apple Roll-Ups
  • ham and cheese with mango
  • Turkey-Cheese Pita Pockets
  • Organic bacon
  • Leftover Crock-Pot chicken
  • BLTs on whole-wheat (with organic bacon, local tomato, and local lettuce)







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