Twenty delicious make-ahead lunch ideas that are packed with nutrition to give you energy all afternoon long.
Sundays are meal prep days in our house. My husband typically grocery shops on Saturday so that we can spend the entire next day in the kitchen cooking, singing and dancing.
Jacob recently started doing this new dance move where he bobs his head from left to right, from one shoulder to the other, to the beat of the music. It’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and the reason I am always grooving and blasting music..I want to see his moves.
As I mentioned last week, one of my biggest time savers and healthy eating strategies is that I take time out on the weekends to plan out what we are having for breakfast and lunch throughout the week. People often talk about weekly meal plans for dinner but around here the first two meals of the day are often the most hectic since I’m usually out numbered by frantic, starving toddlers.
Whether you’re home with littles, sitting at your desk or eating from the car on the go, I’ve put together a list of healthy and delicious make-ahead lunch ideas to get you through your week. Not only are they more exciting than turkey on wheat but they are packed with nutrients to give you long lasting energy to get you through your day.
Pesto Egg Salad from The Healthy Maven
Moroccan Soup with Kale and Chickpeas from Foodie Crush
Quinoa Salad with Pistachios, cherries, and Honey Balsamic Kefir Dressing from Food Faith Fitness
Spelt Tabbouleh with Jalapeno Vinaigrette from The Lemon Bowl
Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich from Two Peas & Their Pod
Bacon Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper, and Feta Turkey Wrap from Neighbor Food
Brown Rice & Bean Salad with Chili Hot Sauce Dressing from Cookin’ Canuck
Mexican Chicken Posole Soup from The Lemon Bowl
Creamy Dijon Egg Salad from Running to the Kitchen
Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Apples and Almonds from Aggie’s Kitchen
Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwiches from Chocolate Moosey
Colorful Greek Chicken Salad from Farm Fresh Eats
Beef Taco Quinoa Salad Bowl from BruCrew Life
Spinach Power Salad with Chicken and Farro from The Lemon Bowl
Sweet Potato + Black Bean (Beer) Chili from Jewhungry
Kale Chopped Salad with Berries and Freekeh (or Quinoa) from Two Healthy Kitchens
Farro Greek Salad with Feta and Dill from The Lemon Bowl
Thai Chicken Salad Wrap with Blueberries from Spoonful of Flavor
What are your tried-and-true make-ahead lunch recipes? Let me know in the comments below or tag @TheLemonBowl on Instagram to show me your #HealthyNewYear eats!
Your fork is waiting.
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