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20 Best on the Go Lunches

by
author image Susy Sedano
Susy joined LIVESTRONG.COM at its inception in 2008. Focused on all things food, fitness and health related, her daily contributions as the LIVESTRONG.COM community manager is an asset to the site and the millions of community members. She has a M. A. in Clinical Psychology.

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20 Best on the Go Lunches
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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
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RAW SALAD PLATTER

Tomatoes, carrots, cilantro, lemon, cucumber and chiles. Easy, fast and delicious.

Lavash Chicken Wrap
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LAVASH CHICKEN WRAP

Lavash wrap, honey mustard, spinach, bell peppers and sliced chicken breast.

Steak BLT
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STEAK BLT

Lean steak, turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato on flax seed bread.

Chicken Pita Flatbread
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CHICKEN PITA FLATBREAD

Whole wheat grilled pita, green bell peppers,1/2 grilled chicken breast, tomato and romaine lettuce.

Hummus Wrap
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HUMMUS WRAP

Herb tortilla wrap, two tablespoons hummus, 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 cup sliced red peppers and lettuce.

Quinoa Salad
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QUINOA SALAD

Quinoa, spinach, chick peas, vegetable of your choice, sprinkled with feta cheese.

Mediterranean Stuffed Tomato
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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
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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
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LOBSTER, MANGO AND AVOCADO SALAD

One lobster tail, 1/2 cup mango, 1/2 avocado, lemon and olive oil.

Farmers Market Salad
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FARMERS MARKET SALAD

Spinach, mixed greens, heirloom tomatoes, Persian cucumber, two hard-boiled egg whites and 10 raw almonds.

Vegan Sandwich
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VEGAN SANDWICH

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
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MIXED VEGGIE MEDLEY

Broccoli, squash, corn, spinach and edamame.

Broccoli Chicken Salad
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BROCCOLI CHICKEN SALAD

Two cups baby spinach, one chicken breast, tomatoes and broccoli.

Shrimp and Basil Pizza
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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
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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
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GRILLED CHICKEN AND ZUCCHINI

Leftovers from the night before make this lunch easy. Grilled chicken breast and zucchini to go.

Open Faced Spinach Omelette
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OPEN FACED SPINACH OMELETTE

Four egg whites, 1 cup spinach, and 2 tablespoons feta cheese.

Spinach and Egg Soup
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SPINACH AND EGG SOUP

One egg whisked, one can low sodium chicken broth and 1 cup of spinach.

Grilled Chicken Wrap
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GRILLED CHICKEN WRAP

Whole wheat tortilla, one grilled chicken breast, lettuce and sprinkle of light shredded jack cheese.

Whole Wheat Pasta Primavera
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WHOLE WHEAT PASTA PRIMAVERA

Whole wheat pasta, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower and olive oil.

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