Healthy Lunch


There is more to lunch than sandwiches and salads (and sometimes those aren’t so bad, either).

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Hummus and Grilled Vegetable Wrap

Cook zucchini on the grill or in a grill pan until tender and layer it with raw peppers, spinach, store-bought hummus and herbs for a nutrient-packed, packable lunch.

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Kale and Apple Salad

Antioxidant-rich kale is even better for you when eaten raw. Thin strips are softened in a light lemon dressing, then tossed with the savory-sweet blend of apple, dates, almonds and cheese. A little pecorino goes a long way in giving this nutritious salad a satisfying depth of flavor.

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Veggie-Stacked Pita Pockets

Instead of cold cuts, try fresh veggies, cheese and smear of hummus on whole-grain pita bread — it will reignite your love for sandwiches.

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Shrimp and Snow Pea Salad

This is not your everyday salad. Mix shrimp, radishes and snow peas with crunchy sesame seeds and a rice vinaigrette.

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Vegetable Noodle Soup

Make this childhood favorite in less than 20 minutes.

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Ellie’s Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Packed with vegetables, beans and fresh herbs, Ellie’s soup makes for quick and healthy comfort food.
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Ellie’s Herb Toasted Pita Salad

Ellie’s homemade crouton variation tops this salad, featuring fresh herbs and a lemon-oil dressing.

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Crab and Avocado Salad

This fresh, California-style salad makes a hearty meal for lunch or dinner — to prevent the lettuce from getting soggy, pack the dressing separately and add it when you’re ready to eat.
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Smokey Salmon Lettuce Wraps

If you like bagels and lox, you’ll love these cream cheese and smoked salmon wraps, made with lettuce instead of bagels.

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Spicy Chard Soup

Make a steaming pot of soup for dinner and pack the leftovers for lunch the next day.

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Light Nicoise Salad

This salad is packed with briny olives, hearty tuna, tender potatoes and crunchy green beans, but it’s lighter than the classic version, thanks to a slimmed-down homemade salad dressing.

Source:www.foodnetwork.com