20 Best on the Go Lunches
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2011
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What makes a great lunch? Any meal that's hearty, healthy and filling. But oftentimes, work schedules keep you away from the kitchen. Instead of settling for fast food, you can create an on-the-go option. These LIVESTRONG.COM creations can be made quickly each morning -- without sacrificing your lunchtime needs.
RAW SALAD PLATTER
Tomatoes, carrots, cilantro, lemon, cucumber and chiles. Easy, fast and delicious.
LAVASH CHICKEN WRAP
Lavash wrap, honey mustard, spinach, bell peppers and sliced chicken breast.
Lean steak, turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato on flax seed bread.
CHICKEN PITA FLATBREAD
Whole wheat grilled pita, green bell peppers,1/2 grilled chicken breast, tomato and romaine lettuce.
Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.
Quinoa, spinach, chick peas, vegetable of your choice, sprinkled with feta cheese.
MEDITERRANEAN STUFFED TOMATO
One large tomato, 1/4 cup canned tuna, 1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons tabbouleh salad, dash of hot sauce and multi-grain bread.
QUICK CHICKEN PIZZA
Pre-made pizza crust, 3 ounces chicken breast, 3 tablespoons marinara sauce, spinach and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
LOBSTER, MANGO AND AVOCADO SALAD
One lobster tail, 1/2 cup mango, 1/2 avocado, lemon and olive oil.
FARMERS MARKET SALAD
Spinach, mixed greens, heirloom tomatoes, Persian cucumber, two hard-boiled egg whites and 10 raw almonds.
Sprouted whole grain bread, five olive oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, one slice extra-firm tofu, 1 tablespoon vegan mayonnaise and spinach.
MIXED VEGGIE MEDLEY
Broccoli, squash, corn, spinach and edamame.
BROCCOLI CHICKEN SALAD
Two cups baby spinach, one chicken breast, tomatoes and broccoli.
SHRIMP AND BASIL PIZZA
Gluten free pizza crust, 10 boiled shrimp, 1/2 cup marinara sauce, one sliced orange bell pepper, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup basil.
NOT SO BY THE SEA BURRITO
One tortilla,1/2 sliced red pepper, 1 tablespoon light cream cheese, 1 cup spinach and 3 ounces crab.
GRILLED CHICKEN AND ZUCCHINI
Leftovers from the night before make this lunch easy. Grilled chicken breast and zucchini to go.
OPEN FACED SPINACH OMELETTE
Four egg whites, 1 cup spinach, and 2 tablespoons feta cheese.
SPINACH AND EGG SOUP
One egg whisked, one can low sodium chicken broth and 1 cup of spinach.
GRILLED CHICKEN WRAP
Whole wheat tortilla, one grilled chicken breast, lettuce and sprinkle of light shredded jack cheese.
WHOLE WHEAT PASTA PRIMAVERA
Whole wheat pasta, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower and olive oil.
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