5 Healthy Lunches To Make This Month

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Eating a healthy lunch is easier said than done. Most of us consume our midday meal away from our home, which means there’s a certain level of planning required—and the temptation to simply order Postmates or eat a sad Trader Joe’s microwave meal is all too real. Enter these healthy lunch ideas. They’re easy to prep the night before, and they’re tasty enough that you’ll actually look forward to eating them. So long, sad salad.

Photo courtesy of The Awesome Green

The Complete Nourishing Winter Grain Bowl

Author: The Awesome Green

Prep Time:5 minutes



1/4 cup cooked lentils

1/4 cup cooked brown rice

1 organic egg, boiled, cut in half

1 ripe avocado

1 cup steamed broccoli florets

6-10 Brazil nuts

1 tsp chia seeds

1/2 tsp sesame seeds

1/2 cup cooked beetroot, cut in slices

1/2 cup roasted sweet potato, cut in cubes

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 lemon, juice only

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Photo courtesy of A Spicy Perspective

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup

Author: A Spicy Perspective

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 6-8


4 slices bacon, chopped (could be low-fat turkey bacon)

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin

1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast

2 cups sliced carrots

2 cups sliced celery

8 cups chicken broth

1 tsp dried thyme

1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley

Salt and pepper

Directions:Full recipe instructions can be found here.

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Roasted Winter Veggie Power Bowl

Author:Eat The Gains

Prep Time: 5 minutesServings: 2Ingredients:2 large parsnips, peeled and cubed 

2 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash

1 Tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil

1 tsp garlic powder

1 large beet, peeled and cubed (2 cups)

1 tsp avocado oil or coconut oil

1/2 tsp cumin

Salt and pepper, to taste

4 cups packed kale, roughly chopped

1 tsp avocado oil or olive oil

Pinch of salt

1/3 cup walnuts

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1 small avocado, sliced

Directions:Full recipe instructions can be foundhere.

Photo courtesy of Not Enough Cinnamon

Warm Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad

Author: Not Enough Cinnamon

Prep Time: 20 minutesServings: 4Ingredients:1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 medium or large sweet potato, peeled, chopped

1 tsp sweet paprika

1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

3 packed cups kale, stems removed, chopped

3 cups cooked quinoa or 1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa

1/4 cup red onion, chopped

1 cup fresh pomegranate arilsDirections:Full recipe instructions can be foundhere.

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Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry

Author:The Petite Professional

Prep Time:15 minutesServings: 1

Ingredients:1/2 Tbsp avocado oil (or your cooking oil of choice)

1/4 cup diced onion

1/2 carrot, chopped

1/3 cup sliced bell pepper

1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

1 tsp garlic powder

3-4 oz ground chicken

1/2 cooked spaghetti squash

1-2 Tbsp coconut aminos

Salt and pepper to tasteDirections: Full recipe instructions can be foundhere.