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These healthy lunch ideas put the fun back into your midday meal! Pick from tasty salads, wraps, soups, and more.

Hummus veggie wrap

Stuck in a rut when it comes to lunch? Midday meals don’t have to be boring. Try these easy healthy lunch ideas! Each recipe is either simple to put together the day of, or easy to meal prep at the start of the week. And there’s so much more inspiration than just sandwiches. Try crunchy wraps and burritos, tasty make-ahead soups, flavor-packed salads, and more! What does healthy mean? This term can be loaded, but here it simply means the recipes have fresh ingredients, lots of veggies, and healthy fats like olive oil.

And now…our top easy healthy lunch ideas!

Make it a meal

The healthy lunch ideas above are main dish ideas that serve as the substantial portion of your lunch. But a great meal is rounded out by simple, no-cook “sides” to make it well balanced. Here are some great ways to accessorize the lunch ideas above:

  • Roasted salted nuts: almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, or mixed nuts
  • Dried fruit: apricots, cherries, raisins, craisins, blueberries, etc
  • Fresh fruit: apple slices, bananas, blueberries, peaches, plums, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries
  • Veggie sticks: Carrots, celery, bell pepper, radishes, avocado, kohlrabi
  • Energy bars and balls: Try Easy Energy Balls, No Bake Energy Bites or Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

More lunch recipes

Need more inspiration? Here are a few more lunch recipe collections to browse:

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Veggie Wrap

25 Healthy Lunch Ideas!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 wraps 1x


This veggie wrap recipe is packed with flavor! Colorful vegetables and hummus make a satisfying, healthy lunch idea.


  • 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 rib celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (or vegan mayo)
  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 
  • ½ cup hummus, chive and onion cream cheese spread, or other spread*
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 red cabbage, sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce
  • 1 handful jarred sliced pepperoncini (optional)
  • Optional: sliced or shredded cheese
  • 2 burrito size tortillas (at least 10-inch; smaller tortillas do not work)


  1. In a medium bowl, smash the chickpeas with a fork. Mix in the chopped celery and green onions, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, celery seed, and kosher salt. Taste and adjust salt or add freshly ground black pepper if desired.
  2. Spread the hummus or flavored cream cheese onto the center of each tortilla, leaving a 1-inch border all the way around. Place an even layer of carrot, red cabbage, red pepper, chopped lettuce, and pepperoncini on top. (Add shredded cheese or cheese slices if desired.)
  3. Make a burrito style-wrap by folding in each side of the tortilla, then rolling it up from the bottom. Slice the wrap in half.
  4. Eat immediately, or wrap it up in parchment or wax paper for storage and refrigerate until serving, up to 1 day. (Do not wrap in plastic, or the wrap becomes soggy.)
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Healthy lunch ideas, easy healthy lunch ideas

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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  1. thank you for all, three bean salad, yay, love this but it’s been too long, and don’t know why since it has so many ingredients that I love!