Inspiration for 10 Easy And Healthy Office Lunches

Are you low on inspiration for office lunch ideas? Do you feel as if you are eating the same thing day in and day out? Or maybe making choices that do not support your health goals simply because you feel you have no other options?
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Inspiration for 10 Easy And Healthy Office Lunches

 

Are you low on inspiration for office lunch ideas?

Do you feel as if you are eating the same thing day in and day out?

Or maybe making choices that do not support your health goals simply because you feel you have no other options?

Help is here.

This list holds 10 of my go-to office lunch ideas that are also great for school lunches and even at home lunches.

The focus is on food that is easy to pack, will give you energy and keep you satisfied. There are ideas that will please a young child,  a teenaged girl, an athletic teen and you!

Read on for ten options that focus on complete portability and ease to get you started.

When you are ready for more visit my Lunchbox ideas and Office Lunch Recipes board on Pinterest. While you are there you may also want to explore Salads and Salad Dressing and any one of the thousands of pins that we have pinned for you. 

In the meantime let’s get that office lunch planned…

 

  1. Homemade Yogurt Parfait. Pick this up at the store or the coffee shop and you are sure to get plenty of sugar in what seems like a great meal on the go. Make it at home and you are rocking and rolling.  Look towards plain yogurt that you can sweeten with honey if needed, as flavored yogurts tend to be very high in sugar content. Add a layer of frozen berries and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Pack it up and you are on the way. By the time lunch rolls around the fruit will be defrosted and have created a healthy and delicious syrup. If desired, top with granola. Be cautious with the granola, though, as that too can pack a great deal of sugar.
  2. Hummus And Vegetable Crudite.  Pack up a serving or two of your favorite hummus along with celery sticks and carrot sticks. Get more creative and include cucumber, jicama, radishes or any other vegetables.  Cut up fruit, such as apples, would also be a great addition.
  3. Tortilla Roll-Up. On top of a tortilla layer sliced meat, romaine leaves of lettuce and a pickle for the middle. Roll it up and you have created a great on the go meal. Sliced meat from home is best but if you want to buy deli meat do look for the most wholesome version that you can find. Learn more here.
  4. Vegetable Sandwich. Whole grain bread layered with grilled eggplant, sprouts, tomato, red pepper, and onion. If a sandwich spread is needed then look towards mustard or avocado.
  5. Peanut Butter and Fruit Sandwich. This tried and true staple has a great deal going for it but some changes make it a truly great option. Look towards a high-quality nut butter, that has no added sugars, on whole grain bread. For an even healthier alternative consider almond butter, cashew butter or even tahini (sesame seed butter). Do keep in mind that two tablespoons of PB is a serving which is considerably less than the average American is using to spread on their bread. Instead of jelly use slices of whole fruit such as bananas or strawberries.
  6. Mason Jar Salads. So as to ensure that your salad is delicious when it is time to eat it is important to layer in a specific order.  Place the dressing on the bottom, add vegetables  (but save the lettuce for later) and firm fruits such as pears or apples, add protein such as tofu, eggs, chicken, tuna or beans. Follow this with all of your greens (really stuff it in there) and top with sprouts, seeds or fresh berries. When it is time to eat just shake it up and enjoy.
  7. Planned Leftovers. Last nights dinner often makes a perfect office lunch. This one is easy and takes advantage of the work that you have already done. You can even consider doubling your dinner recipe to ensure that you have leftovers.
  8. It’s A Wrap.  Make a great Mediterranean wrap by layering a Spinach or  100% whole wheat tortillas with hummus or Baba Ganoush, feta cheese, lettuce, cucumber, avocado, pepperoncini, and yellow mustard. Avoid the tomato as it will turn your wrap into mush. Raw Vegan Tabbouleh Wraps are another wonderful option.
  9. A Munch of Lunch.  A lunch of finger foods can be fun and easy. Think in terms of fresh fruit, grilled chicken strips, vegetables and a bit of dip and other deliciousness. This type of lunch lends itself especially well to a Bento Box.
  10. A Pinned Lunch. Follow one of the hundreds of great lunch ideas that I pinned for you on Pinterest. I have included salads, sandwiches, Bento Boxes and even freeze ahead lunch ideas.

I would love to learn what your go-to choices are for a great lunch. Please let me know in the comments and if you have a great recipe to share please drop a link.

 

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26 thoughts on “Inspiration for 10 Easy And Healthy Office Lunches”

  1. Peanut butter + banana sandwiches are GOOOOOOD! I’ve never had them toasted, but my dad used to make them when I was a kid. He said that’s what Elvis ate!

  2. I was hungry after reading office lunch. I made a healthy lunch of yellow, red, and orange peppers with humus , cheese celery and raw carrots strips and tea. Will check out your salads on Pinterest too. Thanks for all the great healthy ideas for lunch.

  3. Anyinature Damasta

    This Ideas is Great and inspirational indeed.

    I must try them out although i Think i will start with salads.

    Thanks for this Kind of Article Ma.

    I will be expecting More types of this post Again.

  4. Hi Dr. Elise Cohen Ho mam, Wow it is not only healthy its looking yummy too… i am also bored taking lunch in office now i ll definitely try this office lunches..I hope i ll enjoy this food. Thanks for sharing….:)

  5. Hi Dr. Elise,

    Oh my goodness! This was great. Thank you so much for linking to the Baba Ganoush and Tabbouleh wraps. I’ve never tried either of those. Definitely on my list. We’ve been doing a lot of chicken wraps in our house. I typically put 3 big chicken breasts in the oven when I’m cooking our dinner. This way I can have chicken throughout the week for wraps. We’ve been trying to get healthy and the chicken wraps are so filling. Our favorite ingredients are avocado, lettuce, and a bit of swiss or pepper jack cheese.

    Thanks so much for the ideas! Bookmarking this because I’m starting to get tired of eating the same old stuff.

    Take care,
    Lillian

    1. You are so very welcome. I am beyond thrilled to “hear” the excitment in your comments.

      Prepping that chicken ahead of time is a brilliant idea. It makes such a huge difference for not a whole lot of effort.

      Thank you for sharing.

  6. Hi Dr. Elise,

    Salads and yogurt parfait are by far my favorites from this list. I also adore chicken salad, it is easy to make and it can be really filling. Thank you for this wonderful post!

    Zaria

  7. Hi Dr.Elise,
    Great ideas, absolutely love the mason jar salad 🙂
    and one of favorite is the yogurt with frozen fruits especially during the hot summer days.
    Thank you for sharing!

  8. Hi Elise,

    Some of your ideas I like, some, not so much but good ideas overall. When I did work outside of home, my choices were usually salads or Lean Cuisine meals; I know not the best choices but that was also many years ago.

    You always have and share so many great ideas on your site. Thanks so much.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in Mindset, Stress Management, Emotional Health and the Brain-Gut Connection to it all.

During Elise's 30+ years of experience she has been honored to work closely with health and wellness pioneers such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. John Gray, and several others.

Dr. Ho holds multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.