Meal Prep Ideas Perfect for Summer Lunches
Rainbow Spring Rolls
Salads can be hard to eat at your desk if you're also trying to type emails, but these rainbow spring rolls are easy to eat while still giving you a dose of veggies. For an extra crunch, throw some crushed peanuts inside before you wrap them up.
Chicken Fajita Lunch Bowls
Pretend you're actually on a beach in Mexico sipping a margarita, even though you're really at your desk and the AC is too high. You can almost get there with this fajita lunch bowl. If you like your midday meal to be hot, this recipe is healthy without being heavy and so easy for meal prep!
Pineapple Three Bean Salad
Corn is one of those foods that just tastes SO much better in summertime. This three bean salad is best with fresh corn on the cob, but you can also use frozen. The surprising addition of pineapple makes this feel extra summery (you can also serve it with chips, poolside).
Garbanzo Summer Salad
The creamy dill dressing makes this garbanzo summer salad. It's a great recipe to have on hand if you're craving something a little more filling, because the wheatberries make it feel hearty, while still feeling light and summery. You can also use another whole grain, like farro.
Greek Quinoa Salad
Simple, fresh ingredients are the key to perfecting summer dishes, and this greek quinoa salad recipe does just that. It's one of those batch-cook recipes that actually seems to get better as the week goes on. If you have a garden, bookmark this, because you'll be able to use your tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers all at once!
Turkey Sandwich Kebabs
Soggy sandwiches are such a drag, but these turkey sandwich kebabs geniusly solve the problem. You can swap out your personal favorite sandwich ingredients and pack bread or crackers on the side to round out the meal.
Baked Pesto Frittata
Usually served at breakfast or brunch, frittatas are actually the ultimate make-head lunch because they can be eaten cold or hot, and are easy to pack. This baked pesto frittata features roasted red pepper and arugala, but you can easily add in other seasonal veggies. (BTW, we have 13 Easy and Healthy Frittata Recipes.)
Quinoa Salad Collard Wraps
Unlike a tortillas, collard greens won't absorb moisture from your wrap ingredients and they're one of the sturdiest greens around. These collard wraps are stuffed with a simple quinoa salad recipe, while edamame pesto adds tons of flavor. The combo of quinoa and edamame add 10g protein and 7g of fiber to keep you full.
Want more healthy lunch ideas? Check out these 10 Quick and Healthy Brown Bag Lunches.