Alright, guys, we’re almost half-way through January…how are those resolutions going?
While it’s easy to say we’re going to eat healthier in the new year, following through on that can be a little tougher. It’s incredibly easy to fall back into our old habits, especially with lunch.
Maybe you get too busy and work straight through lunch. Or maybe the hassle of preparing and remembering a meal every day is too much so you end up ordering out every day. Whatever your reason for skimping on a healthy lunch, we’re not here to judge – we’re here to help!
We’ve scoured the net for 4 weeks worth of lunches that are delicious, easy to prepare, and (most importantly) healthy to help get you through another month of keeping that resolution!
Start the week of strong with these three mason jar salads: Caprese Pasta Salad, Chickpea Salad, and Greek Pasta Salad! If you want to prep all three Sunday night, just leave the dressing off to the side and add it in when you’re ready to eat so things don’t get soggy. Keep the salad theme going ‘round the world with a Greek Orzo Salad on Thursday and an Asian Green Bean Salad Friday, both of which can be prepared the night before if you don’t have too much time in the mornings.
Prep for the first four days of week 2 on Sunday night by making this delicious Pesto Chicken and Veggies recipe! It makes enough for four days worth of lunch and vegetarians/vegans can easily substitute another protein for the chicken. Since by Friday you may be tired of chicken and veggies, try this flavorful Wheat Berry Salad!
For week 3, let’s go south of the border with your prepped meals and try this Chicken Burrito Bowl recipe! Drop the chicken and the cheese for an even healthier (the beans provide your protein), vegan option. This recipe is good to store for up to four days so on Friday, treat yourself to this yummy Zucchini and Almond Pasta Salad!
Start off week four with this easy, soul-warming Veggie Chili! It makes plenty and keeps for a week in your fridge (or a month in your freezer) so you could eat this all week if you’d like! If you want to mix it up, try one of these six “No Sad Desk Salads” recipes, like the Avocado, Corn, and Cilantro Bliss, Solie’s Signature Salad, the Spicy Sesame-Soy Soba Noodles, or the Heart-Healthy Potato Salad, Tuesday through Friday.
What are some of your favorite healthy lunch recipes? Tell us in the comments to help keep the healthy lunch streak going!
Kat Wiseman is a content writer for Span Enterprises in Rock Hill, SC. She has a B.A. in English-Creative Writing from Winthrop University and her RYT 200 from Yoga Alliance. When she's not writing or doing yoga, she enjoys Netflix marathons, mystery novels, and being at the beach.