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No matter how much coffee we drink in the morning, we inevitably feel the dreaded 4 o’clock slump every afternoon. That was until we got ahead of the problem, with lunches designed to boost our midday energy and leave us ready to tackle the rest of the day with a smile on our face.

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Southwestern Veggie Hummus Wraps

So easy, so delicious, so many vitamin-packed veggies.

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Green Goddess Sandwiches

It’s OK to stack a sandwich this high when everything on it’s so healthy.

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Avocado Toast with Eggs, Spinach and Tomato

Regular avo toast is great, but this is just so next-level. (And packed with protein.)

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Lebanese Lemon-Parsley Bean Salad

To be scooped up with pita…or eaten by the spoonful.

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Avocado Chicken Salad

Creamy without being heavy.

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Chickpea and Spinach Salad

Salads don’t need a million ingredients to be delicious.

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Southwest Pasta Salad with Chipotle-Lime Greek Yogurt Dressing

You can have pasta for lunch when it’s made from red lentils and quinoa and loaded with veggies.

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Green Smoothie with Avocado and Apple

Sip, sip, hooray.

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Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai

We’re swooning over swoodles (sweet potato noodles, that is).

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Spicy Mango & Avocado Rice Bowl

Deconstructed sushi, right this way.

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Black Bean, Feta and Avocado Wrap

With a delectable avocado-tahini dip, of course.

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Grilled Salmon Cobb Salad

This one’s Whole30-friendly too.

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DIY Starbucks Protein Box

Gang’s all here.

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Slow-Cooker Tomato, Kale and Quinoa Soup

Make a batch of this on Sunday and you’ll have energy-boosting lunches for a week.

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