7 Lunch Recipes You NEED This Week

by | Feb 8, 2015 | Last updated Feb 15, 2022

Of all meals, lunch seems to get the least amount of lovin’. Maybe it’s hectic schedules, or maybe it’s because IHOP serves breakfast all day long but either way, lunch is normally spent quickly, at a drive through or vending machine. We can’t force your boss to let you take a long lunch, but we can make sure if you’re eating at your desk, it’s something amazing. Check below for 7 delicious recipes to keep you energized, healthy, and happy throughout the week.
Chicken Parmesan Burgers via Can You Stay For Dinner
These burgers have all of the flavors of classic Italian Chicken Parmesan, with only a fraction of the fat and calories. Lean ground chicken breast is seasoned with garlic, basil, oregano, and filled out with sautéed onions and sweet red pepper. It is then smothered in rich tomato sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese, and tucked between two slices of toasted Italian bread. Serve with your favorite salad for a perfect meal.
Asparagus Brussels Sprout Gluten Free Pizza via Pure Kitchen
This pizza is FULL of veggies including fresh tomatoes, red bell pepper, nutritional yeast, brussels sprouts, and asparagus – and you’d never know it. Just choose a pizza crust, pick your favorite veggies, slice them thin and voila, you’ve got yourself a healthy pizza lunch.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Avocado via Skinny Taste
This decadent sandwich delivers all the flavor of a restaurant meal with only 250 calories per serving. Featuring avocado, tomato, and grilled chicken breast, this sandwich is packed with protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Prep the night before but wait to spread the avocado until the day of to keep the bread fresh.
Skinny Orange Chicken via Gimme Some Oven
Chinese food is delicious. Unfortunately, dishes at Chinese restaurants can reach up to 2000 calories. If you’ve got a craving for Chinese, try this lightened-up recipe instead. It’s got all of the flavor of traditional Chinese food with none of the guilt. Serve it over quinoa for an extra protein punch.
Buffalo Wing Turkey Lettuce Wraps via The Girl Who Ate Everything
Made with lean ground turkey-meat, these wraps are the perfect ‘healthy food for people who don’t want to eat healthy.’ Taking less than 30 minutes to make, these tasty wraps are low-carb and packed with protein, veggies, and flavor. The Super Bowl might be over but the fun doesn’t have to be.
Herbed White Cheddar Mac and Cheese via Prevention RD
Winter is all about comfort. There’s nothing like a warm meal to cheer us up on a snowy day. But comfort food does not easily lend itself to health and wellness. Luckily, there are many ways to prepare comfort foods in a guilt-free fashion. With a few healthy tricks, Nicole Morrissey of Prevention RD transforms mac and cheese into a dish with a whole lot of flavor and a lot less guilt.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup via Iowa Girl Eats
Chicken Noodle Soup is the perfect winter meal. Warm and comforting, this chicken noodle soup is made with fridge and pantry staples and is ready in under 30 minutes. It makes 4-6 servings and is a great way to use up leftover chicken (the recipe only calls for one chicken breast). Cook on Sunday and freeze the leftovers for an easy, no-stress lunch any day of the week.