13 Filling Low-Calorie Lunches Under 400 Calories

Well, aren't you virtuous

You felt so clever ordering that salad for lunch. Too bad it clocked in at 870 calories. (Damn you, bacon bits.) Here, 13 delicious brown-bag meals that contain fewer than 400 calories a serving. So you can treat yourself to some dessert, of course.

Tangy Veggie Wraps (298 Calories)

Hold the mayo: A spread of Greek yogurt, lemon and Dijon mustard gives this wrap a jolt of flavor.

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Pork And Balsamic Onion Quesadillas (276 Calories)

A six-inch tortilla filled with melted roast pork, creamy mozzarella and red onion contains fewer than 300 calories but offers enough protein to keep you full till dinner.

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Spicy Southwestern Salad With Avocado Dressing (315 Calories)

Proof that salads don’t have to be boring.

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Greek Pitas (343 Calories)

We always knew a Mediterranean diet was a good idea.

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Garlicky Bacon And Spinach Grilled Cheese (293 Calories)

You heard us right: a bacon grilled cheese that won’t ruin your diet.

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Hummus Chicken Salad Wrap (330 Calories)

The perfect use for last night’s leftover rotisserie chicken.

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Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad With Ginger Peanut Dressing (260 Calories)

Spice up your desk lunch with this colorful plate.

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Lightened-up Waldorf Chicken Salad (223 Calories)

Eat it on whole wheat bread or rolled up in lettuce wraps.

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Rainbow Power Salad With Roasted Chickpeas (262 Calories)

News flash: A cup of chickpeas has more protein than you’d get from a cup of diced chicken.

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad (268 Calories)

We add avocados, walnuts and sliced apples, then top it all off with an easy, homemade lemon cider dressing.

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Southwestern Pasta Salad With Yogurt Salsa Dressing (166 Calories)

Guilt-free pasta salad does exist...and we're making it all the time.

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Avocado Vegetable Panini (332 Calories)

Avocado: the good kind of fat.

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Baked Falafel Sandwich (373 Calories)

Skip the halal cart on the corner and stick with this baked, homemade version.

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From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.