Lunch can be one of the trickiest meals of the day. Maybe you have a hard time figuring out what to pack for lunch, run short on time to get it prepared, or always find yourself resorting to eating out on your lunch break. No matter what the case is, it isn’t always easy to figure out what healthy options work best to bring to work.
We are going to share five make-ahead lunch ideas with you that you can grab and go. Plus, these are also all anti-inflammatory so you can be sure you are fueling your body right as you refuel in the middle of the day.
5 Grab And Go Anti-inflammatory Lunch Ideas
#1 Make a Bento Box: Make a healthy bento box that will be easy to pack up and grab and go on your way to work. Make it with a healthy complex carb like brown rice or quinoa, a clean protein source like organic chicken, and lots of crunchy veggies. Drizzle with some tahini and sprinkle with hemp seeds for a superfood packed lunch.
#2 Make a Healthy Chicken Salad: Chicken salad makes a convenient lunch option that packs well and can be enjoyed on the go. Try making a chicken salad with a chicken breast, or rotisserie chicken, some avocado-based mayo, chopped celery, and red onion. Pack in a glass container and enjoy with some gluten-free crackers for an easy lunch option.
#3 Super Greens Salad: Salads are always an easy option, and you can just about toss any veggies you have sitting in your fridge into the mix. Try making a super greens salad with arugula, spinach, cucumber, and any other vegetable of choice. You can add some additional plant-based protein in by adding some quinoa and then drizzle with freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil.
#4 Turkey Roll-ups: Turkey roll-ups have been super popular among keto and paleo-dieters as they eliminate the need for a carb-heavy wrap or bun. Try making a turkey-roll up by filling the center of a slice of organic turkey breast with some sliced avocado, sliced carrots, and a slab of avocado-based mayo. Roll it up and enjoy!
#5 Veggie Wrap: Having a veggie wrap for lunch is a great way to pack in a ton of veggies into one meal. Try making a veggie wrap using a cassava or almond flour wrap and fill with sliced cucumber, tomato, sliced avocado, and any of your favorite vegetables.
So, there you have it. Five lunch options that can be made ahead of time that also pack in some powerful anti-inflammatory power. So, don’t let lunch be the reason you get off of your healthy eating plan. Give these make-ahead lunch recipes a try instead, and see how easy it can be to prep a healthy and delicious lunch.