Quick And Easy Lunch Ideas For Busy Days

Fill whole grain tortillas or lettuce leaves with grilled chicken, turkey, tofu, hummus, veggies, and a spread like pesto, tzatziki, or mustard for a fast wrap.

1. Wrap it Up

Prepare salad jars by layering your favorite greens, veggies, protein (such as chickpeas, tuna, or grilled shrimp), nuts, and dressing in a mason jar. These are easy to grab and go.

2. Salad Jars

Pair your favorite soup (store-bought or homemade) with a basic sandwich. Use whole grain bread, lean turkey, avocado, and lots of veggies.

3. Soup and Sandwich Combo

Quickly stir-fry chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu with colorful vegetables and your favorite sauce. Put it on quinoa, rice, or noodles.

4.  Stir-Fry

Microwave a sweet potato until cooked, then top with black beans, salsa, avocado, and cheese for a healthy supper.

5. Loaded Baked Sweet Potato

Fill whole wheat pita pockets with falafel, grilled vegetables, or sliced turkey, fresh veggies, and tahini or yogurt sauce.

6. Pita Pockets 

Make quick quesadillas by filling whole wheat tortillas with cheese, beans, cooked chicken or beef, and veggies. Cook until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are crispy.

7. Quesadillas

Combine soba or rice noodles, shredded carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, and your protein in a Mason jar. Add a good dressing and stir before eating.

8. Mason Jar Noodle Salad

Whisk eggs with your favorite veggies, cheese, and cooked meat (optional) and bake in muffin pans until set. These can be made ahead and heated fast.

9. Egg Muffins