Healthy lunch ideas for work that aren't sandwiches

Take the blahs out of brownbag lunches one delicious midday meal at a time
Bistro chicken pasta  salad in a square white bowl with a fork on a yellow tablecloth

Surprise your taste buds with a week’s worth of healthy lunch ideas that are better than sliced bread, courtesy of our recipe partner

Butternut squash and apple soup with wild rice and sliced almonds 
Butternut squash, apple and wild rice soup

This soup is comfort in a bowl. Eating it at work? You might need to pack an extra spoon to share. Get the recipe.


 Pita bread filled with falafel, lettuce, tzatziki, tomatoes, onion and cucumber
Oven roasted falafel

Simple to pack, these crispy, vegetarian patties make for quick and easy finger food. Get the recipe.


Bistro chicken pasta  salad in a square white bowl with a fork on a yellow tablecloth 
Bistro chicken pasta salad

Save time by making a double batch of this filling salad for dinner. Set a portion aside to take for lunch the next day. Get the recipe.


Three-grain salad with goat cheese on a lettuce leaf. 
Three grain salad with goat cheese

Not a fan of greens? Here’s a healthy alternative that still packs veggies, whole grains and protein-rich goat’s cheese. Get the recipe.


Spinach, cherry tomatoes, artichokes, rotini pasta, tuna 
Artichoke and spinach rotini salad with tuna

Tuna is a fresh, light way to add protein to traditional pasta salad. Get the recipe.


Granola bar 
Lunchbox granola bar

Give yourself an afternoon energy boost (without caffeine!). Get the recipe


Thank you to our recipe partner

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