21 Clean Low-Calorie Lunches in Under 10 Minutes

Many of us buy lunch every day to avoid taking the time to prepare a packed lunch. It seems easier and faster to pick something up, but often enough, the food we opt for on our lunch breaks is highly processed, and high in hidden calories, sugar, salt, and fat. Well, what if we told you that making your lunch could be just as fast, and way healthier? Clean eating doesn’t have to be time-consuming. If you keep your kitchen stocked with real, whole ingredients, you will have the necessary tools to create easy, healthy meals. Not sure how to combine those ingredients into interesting packable lunches? Here are 21 clean low-calorie lunches in under 10 minutes. They’re so good that you won’t even miss your favorite takeout lunch spot!

1. Vegan Avocado Spinach Smoothie 

Vegan Avocado Spinach Smoothie

Few lunches are easier and healthier than a good smoothie. This vegan avocado spinach smoothie is packed with enough fiber and healthy fats to keep you full until dinner. Plus, you can personalize it by using your own sweetener of choice.

2. Salmon & Avocado Salad with Lemon Dressing

Salmon & Avocado Salad with Lemon Dressing

Salmon and avocado make a powerfully clean combination. Salmon has tons of lean protein, and salmon and avocado are both high in omega-3 fatty acids. Plus, this salad is made in a jar, making it easily transportable.

3. Avocado Hummus Bowl

Avocado Hummus Bowl

This avocado hummus bowl makes a deliciously light lunch, since it’s made with fresh, whole ingredients that are rich in protein, fiber, iron, vitamins, and minerals.

4. 6-Ingredient Mediterranean Salad

6-Ingredient Mediterranean Salad4

Most store-bought salads come with sugary dressings, so we used a simple, healthy olive oil and lemon juice dressing for this Mediterranean salad.

5. Chickpea Cucumber Salad

Chickpea Cucumber Salad

Chickpeas are full of protein, fiber, and iron, and cucumbers are full of fiber and antioxidants. Plus, the tomatoes and herbs give this salad a fresh, summery taste.

6. Lite Tuna Melt Wrap

Lite Tuna Melt in a Whole Wheat Wrap

This lite tuna melt wrap is made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo, so it gives a great probiotic boost. The whole-wheat wrap provides fiber and B-vitamins, and the lettuce adds a satisfying crunch.

7. Slow Cooker Red Lentil Curry

Slow Cooker Red Lentil Curry

Lentils are a fantastic source of fiber and protein. With the addition of spices and coconut, they also make a fantastic base for curry. Make a large batch and freeze it, so you can have a super quick, warm lunch whenever you need it.

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2 Comments on "21 Clean Low-Calorie Lunches in Under 10 Minutes"

  1. Lynn  March 27, 2017

    Hi. These lunches all sound YUMMY and may be the boost I need to start meal prepping. I do notice that at least half the meals include avocado. If I’m trying to lose weight, I wonder if eating some every day is still healthy eating, or if this good day should be used more sparingly. What do you suggest?

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    • Kym Votruba  March 27, 2017

      Avocado is an excellent source of the healthy fats your body needs. As part of a healthy diet, there is no reason that small portions of avocado cannot be enjoyed daily. We hope you enjoy the recipes! Let us know what you think.

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