It’s a question you ask yourself on the reg: What should I have for lunch? We barely have time to get everything done in the day, let alone meal prep healthy lunches for the week. But you know what else we don’t have the time—or the budget—for? Trekking outside for an $18 salad that isn’t even that good. (But seriously, have you seen the prices on produce lately?) Luckily, there’s a solution in these 75 easy lunch ideas that are fast, satisfying and low-lift, yet still delicious.
With everything from chicken salad-stuffed peppers to radish barbecue bowls with honey mustard dressing, this handy list of lunch ideas should keep you satisfied for months to come. If sandwiches are your go-to in the afternoon, we have plenty of options, like creamy avocado egg salad, Buffalo chicken wraps and Italian deli pinwheels. Pasta stans will love our linguine with bacon, peaches and gorgonzola and 15-minute lemony broccolini casarecce, while veggie lovers can opt for our shredded Thai salad with avocado or 20-minute burrata salad with stone fruit and asparagus. There are even no-cook meals for the busiest weekdays, like zoodles with avocado and mango sauce and kebabs with mortadella, artichoke and sun-dried tomatoes.
Bottom line? Bookmark this page now and you’ll never have to worry about what’s for lunch again.