11 Healthy Lunch Options When You Need a Reboot
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Sticking to new and healthier eating habits can be a struggle, especially when it comes to packing lunches. Hitting the nearest cafe seems so much easier. That's why, over the years, we've done our best to supply you with inspiring lunch ideas that are healthy, tasty, and totally doable. From colorful jar salads to big-batch chilis, here are 11 of Brit + Co's best lunch recipes.
Superfood Egg Sandwich: It's hard to kick comfort food to the curb, which is why a yolk-y egg sandwich on grain bread is a smart and satisfying option. This bad boy is packed with seeds, spinach, avocado, and baby shoots. (Photo via Nicky Corbishly / Brit + Co)
Thai Salad in a Jar: Layers of crisp veggies, leftover meat, slurp-worthy vermicelli noodles, and a punchy Thai salad dressing make this easy-to-transport jar salad the *only* salad you'll ever need. (Photo via Nicky Corbishly / Brit + Co)
Tahini Salmon Salad: This quick and simple salmon salad is the perfect way to pack a ton of flavor into a healthy lunch if you're heading home for a break. If not, you can always pack it the night before and enjoy it cold. (Photo via Raven Ishak / Brit + Co)
One-Pot Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili: Hearty sweet potatoes and black beans make this big-batch chili incredibly substantial and healthful. Make it in advance, portion it out, and set yourself up with chili for the week. (Photo via Becca Heyes / Brit + Co)
Shrimp-Stuffed Avocado: Avocados get stuffed to the brim in this recipe with shrimp, refreshing cilantro, scallions, crisp red bell peppers, and juicy cherry tomatoes, and it's the best thing EVER. (Photo via Nicky Corbishly / Brit + Co)
Watermelon Radish Salad: When you toss peppery arugula with bright pink watermelon radishes, golden beets, and heirloom tomatoes, your salad will be as Instagram-worthy as it is nutritious. (Photo via Chris Andre / Brit + Co)
Marsala Veggie Grain Bowl: Kick things up a notch at lunch by swapping your regular ol' salad for this scrumptious grain bowl filled with sweet potatoes, quinoa, and black beans. (Photo via Cody Towner / Brit + Co)
Mason Jar Ramen: Mason jars aren't just for salads. Stuff one with rice noodles, gut-healthy kimchi, bouillon paste, and your fave veggies. When you're ready to dig in, simply add water, cover, and give it a shake. (Photo via Amanda Sager / Brit + Co)
Jackfruit Tacos: Celebrate Taco Tuesday at lunch with these glorious tacos stuffed with tasty jackfruit, corn, crunchy radishes, guacamole, and a smokey mango chipotle BBQ sauce. (Photo via Raven Ishak / Brit + Co)
Hasselback Caprese Salads: Pillowy mozzarella and fresh basil are wedged into juicy tomatoes, then drizzled with a tangy balsamic vinegar for a summer-inspired lunch you'll want to pack year-round. (Photo via Becca Heyes / Brit + Co)
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