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Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

Five Lunch Meal Prep Ideas

February 1, 2021

Look, we get it. The idea of eating healthy is all fine and dandy until your meeting runs over, it’s 2 pm, and you’re starving, standing in front of your empty fridge and wondering what to eat. We’ve all been there. Thankfully, preparing ahead of time or keeping some simple ingredients on hand can be a total lunch lifesaver. Below, we’re outlining five of our favorite lunch meal prep ideas to keep you full, satisfied, and powering through your whirlwind of a workday from some of our favorite bloggers.

Danielle Walker’s Lettuce Wrap Sub Sandwiches 

These are a truly awesome quick lunch option. It’s a great example of how keeping a few simple ingredients on hand can mean a quick prep, easy, and nourishing lunch option. A bonus is that these “sandwiches” work for a variety of dietary needs, from gluten-free to paleo, keto, and low carb.

Anything from this ‘Whole30 Lunch’ Round-up from The Defined Dish

Seriously, you cannot go wrong with any of the Whole30 recipes on Alex’s site. This particular round-up includes super easy and absurdly delicious options like her tarragon chicken salad, Mongolian beef meatballs, or tuna cakes. Great make-ahead options that mean your fridge is stocked with goodies for the week.

This Paleo Lunchbox Compilation from Nom Nom Paleo

Michelle is the master of delicious paleo meals, and this list of ideas is no exception. She has great ideas for awesome and balanced lunch combos that you can eat on-the-go or at the comfort of your kitchen table. Talk about a win-win!

I Heart Umami’s Paleo Meal Prep Gyoza Meatballs

Just look at those gorgeous, colorful ingredients! We don’t know about you, but we’d be really (like, really really) excited to break from our workday to eat that. ChihYu cooks up gorgeous, delicious, and easy Asian-inspired recipes on her blog. You can’t go wrong prepping any of them for easy weekday meals. 

Snap Kitchen meals

Come on; you knew this one was coming! How can we talk about lunch meal prep ideas and not share our healthy, entirely gluten-free, soy-free delivery service? Take away the shopping, cooking, and cleaning and opt for the easy button instead. We won’t tell.


What are your go-to lunch meal prep favorites? Let us know in the comments!

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