50+ Healthy Lunch Meal Prep Ideas


1.) Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls



Don’t just save spring rolls for eating out, you’ll love these shrimp spring rolls for meal prepping lunch too. You can start with precooked shrimp or boil your own frozen shrimp at home.

Shrimp will keep up to 3 days in the fridge, this is a lunch meal prep recipe you’ll want to eat for days because of the addictive peanut dipping sauce.

2.) Loaded Egg Salad with Pickles



A creamy loaded egg salad with pickles recipe you’ll love whether you’re serving it as a sandwich or on a bed of lettuce. Such a great variation to the classic egg salad.

3.) Grilled Chicken Wraps

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These grilled chicken wraps are perfect for lunch or dinner. The chicken breasts are marinated in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, cumin, paprika, and lime juice, then grilled and sliced into thin strips. Feel free to use store bought chicken strips to make them easier!

The wraps are filled with grilled chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and dressing for a flavorful and healthy meal prep lunch you can make in advance.

4.) Low Carb Cold Broccoli Salad



An easy and delicious low carb broccoli salad recipe that includes bacon, sunflower seeds, and an amazing no sugar broccoli salad dressing. This low carb broccoli salad is not only perfect for meal prep lunch, it’s great for holiday gatherings, potlucks and BBQ’s.

This is our most popular salad recipe for a reason!


5.) Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowls



Easy and healthy salmon sushi bowls that take less than 15 minutes to put together. With store bought smoked salmon, healthy vegetables, and cauliflower rice, make a simple meal prep lunch for only 265 calories!

Low carb, paleo, Whole30, and dairy free.

6.) Easy Chicken Teriyaki Bowl Recipe



Quick and simple chicken teriyaki bowls can be made in a pinch with microwave steamed veggies, leftover rice or cauliflower rice. Feel like you’re eating take-out yet this is much healthier.

7.) Mediterranean Power Bowl



This Mediterranean Bowl is healthy and delicious but not short on flavor. Itʼs packed with crisp veggies and delicious roasted sweet potatoes. The marinated kale takes the flavor and texture up a level and when you put it all together, itʼs the perfect bite.

Double the recipe and bring pack it for lunch the next day. Itʼs as good as a leftover and can be eaten cold.

8.) Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes



Turn up taco Tuesday with these easy taco stuffed sweet potatoes! The sweet potatoes were first cooked in an air fryer and then you top them with your favorite taco salad ingredients.

Why not make a large batch of sweet potatoes for your week to make lunch meal prep easy? So many toppings can get added to sweet potatoes, especially your dinner leftovers.

9.) Healthy Tuna in Avocado Halves


Enjoy this healthy salad of tuna stuffed avocado, with its bright punchy flavors of red onion, celery, mustard, and dill. Tuna stuffed avocados can be eaten any time of the day and served as a sandwich or salad. Especially delicious when served at a BBQ in the summer, it’s a Whole Lotta Yum!

10.) Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad with Avocado, Tomato, and Basil


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This recipe for a healthy chicken pasta salad is bursting with flavor, protein, and vegetables. The salad features tons of healthy veggies and herbs like tomatoes, avocados, and fresh basil.

Whether you’re in search of a healthy lunch option or looking for ideas for a potluck dish, this chunky chicken pasta salad, you’ll love this recipe.

11.) Eggroll in a Bowl (Weight Watchers Approved)


15 minute eggroll in a bowl that is super easy when made with coleslaw mix and ground chicken or turkey. A reader favorite!

12.) Egg and Avocado Salad



A healthy avocado and egg salad that makes a hearty and easy lunch filled with healthy fats. This is a keto avocado egg salad, plus it’s gluten-free and dairy free too.

You can entirely skip the mayo and just add in more avocado if preferred.

13.) Ham and Pickle Roll-ups



Easy ham and pickle roll-ups make a quick lunch or snack, plus they can be cut into slices and served as an appetizer. The pickle rolls are also keto, low carb, and gluten free.

You can make lunch rolls with turkey, ham, or salami. Serve with a veggie sticks, nuts, and fruit or a yogurt.

14.) Healthy Mexican Quinoa Salad with Avocado with Avocado

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This Mexican Quinoa Salad is perfect for meal prep, and it’s coated with a vegan and gluten-free cilantro lime dressing before being packed with black beans, corn, tomatoes, and avocado.

You can prepare this side or main dish in advance for a simple and fast lunch or dinner recipe!

15.) Greek Tomato Cucumber Salad


A healthy Greek salad with tomato, cucumber, feta, and kalamata olives makes for a great dinner side dish with chicken, or served as a meal prep lunch.

Avocado makes a nice addition for adding healthy fats, it’s also yummy served with store bought tzatziki sauce.

16.) BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Bowl



Assemble easy and healthy BBQ chicken bowls with roasted sweet potatoes, coleslaw, BBQ chicken and your favorite garnishes. Easy to adapt!

This comes together fast as a make ahead meal prep lunch when you use a coleslaw mix and batch cook shredded chicken to store in your freezer. Either air fry sweet potatoes or use canned pre-cooked ones.

17.) Whole 30 Zuppa Toscana Soup (Keto, Low Carb)


A hearty Whole 30 Zuppa Toscana soup recipe that’s a lighter Olive Garden copycat made with coconut milk to make it dairy-free. We swapped potatoes for cauliflower to also make it low carb.

LOADED with vegetables and protein plus it freezes well for meal prep!

18.) Healthy Egg Drop Soup (Keto & Gluten Free)



Making your own healthy egg drop soup recipe at home is super easy and simple! In under 15 minutes, you can have an authentic bowl of egg drop soup without corn starch that’ll be the best you’ve ever tasted. 

Not only is this low carb egg drop soup, but it’s low in calorie, keto-friendly, paleo, Whole 30, gluten-free, and can be vegetarian with a simple adaption. It’s essentially a zero carb soup recipe too!

19.) Smashed Chickpea Avocado Dill Pickle Sandwiches

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These smashed chickpea and avocado sandwiches with dill and pickles are a delicious and healthy alternative to sandwiches made with mayo.

They have tons of flavor, are super satisfying, and contain healthy fats from the avocado, making them a perfect option for a healthy lunch you can meal prep for the week!

20.) Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

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These Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Wraps are a simple, healthy, and delicious lunch option that you can prepare in under 30 minutes.

The chickpeas are coated in a spicy buffalo sauce and served on lettuce wraps with sliced avocado, crumbled blue cheese, and sliced scallions.

21.) Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Salad Recipe

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This recipe for Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Salad is super healthy and delicious, featuring cumin-roasted sweet potatoes and a simple oil and lime vinaigrette. It can be served as a side dish or a wholesome meal prep lunch idea!

Save even more time by using cubed canned sweet potatoes instead of roasting them.

22.) BLT Roll Ups with Turkey and Avocado

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BLT roll-ups made simple, a meal prepping recipe both adults and kids will love.

These pinwheels are delicious, filled with bacon, lettuce, tomato plus lean turkey and avocado all rolled in a tortilla. An easy recipe to make swaps for like changing the type of greens, using turkey bacon, or adding cheese instead of avocado.

23.) Asian Chicken Salad

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With perfectly juicy, tender teriyaki chicken and the most amazing peanut dressing ever, you’ll love this Asian chicken salad that’s quick and simple to make.

24.) Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Meal Prep


Chicken fajita meal prep bowls are delicious and easy for either dinner or as a meal prep lunch. Cook them on a sheet pan in the oven for a healthy Mexican dinner.

25.) Shrimp Avocado Salad


An easy Mexican-inspired avocado shrimp cucumber salad similar to a cooked shrimp ceviche but loaded with vegetables and a sweetened lime dressing.

You’ll love this Mexican shrimp salad when you’re looking for something healthy, light, and refreshing.

26.) Healthy Bean Salad with Edamame



An easy and healthy bean salad recipe that’s a modern take on the three bean salad. With edamame beans and made without sugar, you’ll love this healthy side dish!

This is our favorite vegan lunch idea that’ll keep in the fridge your whole work week.

27.) Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Pecans


An easy and healthy chicken salad with cranberries and pecans that’s delicious served over lettuce, as a wrap or as a sandwich. Use freshly shredded chicken or canned, either way, it’s a Whole Lotta Yum!

28.) Broccoli & Ham Keto Quiche Recipe (Crustless)


An easy ham and broccoli quiche (crustless) recipe with ham, broccoli and cheddar you can serve hot or cold. The perfect meal that’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or on your holiday table, plus it’s a gluten-free and keto crustless quiche recipe too.

29.) Mediterranean Lentil Soup

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This Lentil Soup with a Mediterranean twist is brimming with nutritious ingredients such as lentils, garlic, and spinach, making it a delectable dish that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished!

It’s great for lunch meal prep since it lasts in the fridge for up to 5 days, plus it freezes well for later.

30.) Shrimp Zucchini Noodles with Pesto



Pesto zucchini noodles with shrimp is a delicious dinner or lunch meal prep recipe that only takes 20 minutes to make.

Shrimp zoodles are also keto, low carb, and gluten free. Use either a grocery store pesto sauce or make your own.

31.) Turkey Taco Bowl



If you’ve been taco salad and wondered whether or not it worked with your health plan, our taco salad bowl recipe is low carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free, plus it’s simple to make it dairy free or Whole30.

Make it with either ground turkey, beef or chicken make an easy variety for dinner or meal prep.

32.) Sweet and Spicy Teriyaki Salmon Lettuce Wraps


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Salmon teriyaki lettuce wraps are a healthy and flavorful dish made with easy-to-make seasoned salmon that has been marinated in a teriyaki sauce and then wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves.

Pair it with other vegetables, like shredded carrots, sliced bell peppers, and chopped scallions. So healthy and delish!

33.) Antipasto Skewers



Make easy Italian antipasto skewers as an appetizer or for meal prep lunch ideas. We threaded veggies, cheese balls, salami, and basil but feel free to change it up.

The healthy antipasto on a stick recipe is also gluten free, low carb, and keto friendly. Easy to customize and add your favorite ingredients!

34.) Italian Antipasto Salad (Keto, Low Carb, GF)



An Italian antipasto salad recipe that’s a yummy salad variation of an antipasto platter at your favorite Italian restaurant. The recipe is gluten free, low carb, and keto friendly, and can be vegetarian or vegan with adaptions.

35.) Thai Chopped Salad with Chicken



Our Thai chopped chicken salad is loaded with healthy veggies, shredded chicken, and the best healthy peanut salad dressing you’ll ever taste! A terrific meal prep lunch that’s 344 calories per serving that comes together in just 20 minutes.

36.) Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps


Our easy pulled pork lettuce wraps are mouthwatering and full of tender pulled pork. Low carb and packed with flavor our pulled pork is served on butter lettuce and topped with a keto-friendly BBQ sauce and coleslaw.

This a great lunch meal prep idea for the week after making pulled pork for dinner over the weekend.

37.) Greek Salad Bowl with Chicken



A healthy Greek salad bowl with chicken that’s easy to whip together for a meal prep lunch or dinner when you start with pre-cooked chicken and store-bought tzatziki sauce. Serve with a bag of steamed cauliflower rice to pack in even more veggies!

38.) Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl (Vegan)


A quick and easy vegan buddha bowl recipe that combines sweet potatoes, avocado, chickpeas, and a touch of spicy sauce to make for the perfect meal prep lunch or dinner.

39.) Chicken Burrito Bowl Meal Prep



Healthy meals can’t get easier than our chicken burrito bowl meal prep recipe! Save money by making Chipoltle-style burrito bowls at home.

40.) Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps



Healthy Asian chicken lettuce wraps that are BETTER than P.F. Changs! Perfect as a meal prep lunch or light dinner.

41.) Easy Pepper Steak Stir Fry


Enjoy this quick and easy pepper steak stir fry, this one skillet dish can be on your table in less than 30 minutes. It’s bursting with flavors from garlic, sesame oil, and a savory sauce. It’s great for a quick weeknight meal the whole family will that and that is a Whole Lotta Yum!

42.) Honey Sriracha Chicken and Broccoli Meal Prep Bowls


This easy meal-prep honey-sriracha chicken and broccoli dish, which can also be served as a main dish, is made on a sheet pan and comes together quick!


44.)Loaded Egg Muffins


Fill these easy loaded egg muffins with any combination of veggies, cheese, and meats. Perfect breakfast to make ahead for the week.

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