17 Hearty Fiber-Filled Lunches to Keep You Full Until Dinner
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17 Hearty Fiber-Filled Lunches to Keep You Full Until Dinner

There’s nothing worse than feeling famished at work mid-afternoon because you didn’t pack yourself a proper lunch. Your intentions are good — you even scored yourself a cool and stylish lunch box to transport your make-ahead lunches. But if you feel like something is missing from your midday meal, it’s probably fiber. High-fiber foods provide volume and take longer to digest, so you’ll feel satisfied until dinner and can easily avoid those urges to snack come the mid-afternoon slump. These 17 healthy and hearty fiber-packed lunches will give you all the inspo and motivation you need to keep brown-baggin’ it from Monday to Friday.

1. Pea and Lentil Salad With Kaffir Lime Rhubarb Dressing: Packed with peas and lentils, this salad is chock full of fiber. The addition of beets makes this salad an even greater powerhouse thanks to all that immune-boosting vitamin C. (via Viand)

2. Protein Power Wraps: Packed with protein and fiber, this is clearly the wrap of all wraps. It’s got everything going for it — it’s nutritious, flavorful and a cinch to make. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as other grains, so this lunch will keep you completely satisfied until dinner. (via Unrefined RD)

3. Southwestern Chopped Salad in a Mason Jar: Beans, beans, the magical fruit; the more you eat, the… less you’ll have to worry about your fiber intake. This vegetarian salad is made up of so many healthy and colorful layers, you’ll be looking forward to lunch all morning long. (via Rachel Cooks)

4. Black Bean Mango Buckwheat Salad: This brightly flavored GF salad is a perfect way to refuel halfway throughout the day. The black beans will keep you feeling full and the buckwheat, which provides a healthy dose of energy, will put an extra bounce in your step. (via Veggie Primer)

5. Spicy Chickpea Salad Sandwich: Get creative with your fiber intake and build a flatbread sandwich you’ll crave daily. This beauty includes a spicy spread made of roasted chickpeas and other veggies, and is balanced with cool cucumbers and an earthy pesto mayo. (via Culinary Hill)

6. Avocado and Pea Smash: Everyone loves smashed avocado on toast, so why not up the nutrition and fiber content by adding peas? The addition of fresh lemon, garlic and parsley brightens up the flavors to make this spread a hard one to pass on. Slather it on toast or your fave multi-grain crackers. (via Be Good Organics)

7. Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Black Bean Salad: This salad has it all: roasted sweet potatoes, crisp bell peppers, a zingy dressing and a huge punch of fiber from the black beans and quinoa. Set some time aside on a Sunday afternoon and prep in advance to set yourself up for the entire week — you won’t get tired of this one. (via Well Plated)

8. Rainbow Chopped Superfood Salad: One thing that often deters people from making their own lunches is that it can be a tedious nightly task; that’s why you need this healthy fiber-filled chopped salad in your life. You can make it a week in advance and portion it out from Monday to Friday! (via The Girl on Bloor)

9. Curried Quinoa Pumpkin Vegan Collard Wraps: Being healthy can be *so* delicious, and these GF collard wraps prove it. These energizing gems are high in protein and fiber and low in carbs, so they won’t weigh you down. (via Avocado Pesto)

10. Warming Tomato and Lentil Stew: With chilly weather on its way, we’re all looking forward to digging into comfort food. Sadly, a lot of comfort food is heavy in carbs and cheese and can slow you down — not a wise lunch choice. This stew, however, is packed with protein and fiber, giving you a burst of energy to get through your day. (via Blissful Basil)

11. Roasted Chickpea Pitas With Miso Tahini Sauce: This recipe makes enough for four hearty pita halves, all stuffed to the brim, so you’ll be set from Monday to Thursday — on Friday, you can treat yo self. These pitas are full of swoon-worthy flavors and crispy roasted chickpeas, and are finished with a velvety miso tahini sauce. (via Sweet Cayenne)

12. Avocado Tuna BLTs: When it comes to packing a sandwich for lunch, there always seems to be a dilemma: delicious BLT or healthy tuna salad? Good news: You can smash ’em together. Get the best of both worlds with a plethora of protein and fiber. (via Goodie Godmother)

13. Mexican Quinoa Wraps: At some point during the week, we all crave a burrito filled with Mexican flavors. To satisfy that craving with a healthy spin, pack these Mexican-inspired quinoa wraps into your lunch. And get ready to show your co-workers how overrated takeout is. (via Contentedness Cooking)

14. Chickpea Salad Lettuce Cups: Chicken salad is a classic fave, but it’s gotten a mouth-watering vegetarian makeover in this recipe. To make things even healthier, the carbs have been kicked to the curb in favor of fresh and crispy lettuce cups. (via Homegrown Provisions)

15. Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad: Crispy, golden roasted cauliflower is the star in this stellar wrap — or salad, if you’d prefer! This recipe is complete with fiber-rich quinoa, so you can make a large batch in advance and be a wrap star all week. (via The Healthy Hunter)

16. Caribbean Jerk Chickpea Salad Sandwich: In case you haven’t already noticed, chickpeas make for amazing salads and sandwiches. You can take pretty much any meat-y classic and put a veg spin on it with chickpeas — like jerk chicken, for instance. You won’t miss the poultry in this genius concoction. (via The Hanging Spoon)

17. “Honey” Garlic Roasted Chickpeas Wrap: This wrap is incredibly filling, healthy and amazingly tasty. Crunchy “honey” garlic roasted chickpeas are the star, but the cauliflower rice comes in at a close second. This portable lunch is vegan-friendly and will have your colleagues begging for the recipe. (via Food Faith Fitness)

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