Lunch should be something to look forward to, but it’s tough to get excited about yet another bowl of chopped cucumbers and romaine. Well, people, we’re starting a movement to ditch the lettuce. Here are 18 healthy and totally energizing lunch ideas that aren’t salad (again).

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Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Curried Lentils, Carrots and Yogurt

Nothing like a colorful Buddha bowl to get you through the workday.

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Roasted Broccoli and Bacon Pasta Salad

Balance out those veggies with bacon and pasta.

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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Don’t forget the blue cheese drizzle.

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Cold Lemon Zoodles

We’ll be making this all spring.

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Salmon BLT

Whip up one of these babies and you’ll be the talk of the office.

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Turkey Taco Bowls

These make-ahead meals are perfect for busy days.

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Instant Noodle Cups

Cup Noodles at your desk? Yawn. Try this tasty mason-jar version instead.

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BLT Summer Rolls

We call it Asian-inspired California cuisine.

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Spring Roll Bowls

Sure beats leftover takeout.

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Thai Peanut Chicken and Sweet Potato Noodles


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Avocado Chicken Salad

Toss it into a pita or spread it on crackers. You won’t miss the mayo, we promise.

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Stuffed Eggplant

Thanks to the zesty yogurt dipping sauce, you won’t even notice there’s kale in here.

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Black Bean Burrito

You know what we don’t miss? Waiting in line at Chipotle.

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Greek Chicken Pasta Salad

The more colorful veggies, the better.

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Taco Stuffed Avocados with Chipotle Cream

Jane from accounting will be so jealous.

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Sweet Potato Falafel

Throw them in a pita with your favorite veggies and a drizzle of tahini.

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Cauliflower Rice & Quinoa Sushi

You don’t have to be Jiro to whip up this vegetarian maki.

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Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls

It’s all about the roasted red pepper sauce.

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