Looking for ways to eat clean all day long? These are 21 clean lunches that can be prepared in under 10 minutes and are great options for packing lunch for school or work. The best way to save time during the week is to prepare some versatile ingredients, like quinoa and chicken on the weekend to throw into recipes throughout the week. Our list will not only save you from making unhealthy choices during your busy day, it also lets you hold on to your hard-earned money by helping you to avoid expensive convenience meals.
Also, be sure to check out our list of Clean-Eating Snacks.
1. Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette
This salad is bursting with mangoes, blueberries, strawberries and mandarins. Adding quinoa gives it some protein and makes it filling but the tasty dressing is what really puts this salad over the top.
2. Spring Greens with Strawberries and Candied Pecans
Crunchy, sweet pecans and juicy berries make this salad special.
3. Skinny Taco Salad in a Jar
Cut back on carbs, calories, and dishes by making your taco salads in jars!
4. Mediterranean Tuna Salad
This mayo-less salad does not sacrifice on flavor and is filled with yummy ingredients like olives and sun dried tomatoes.
5. Slow Cooker Minestrone
Simply prepare the ingredients for this minestrone and let the slow cooker do the work for you. Prepare a big batch once a week, and you can have it for lunch for a few days! It also freezes well.
6. Skinny Burrito in a Jar
Make a bean burrito in a jar with layers of salsa, beans, cheese and sour cream. Shred any leftover chicken or lean beef into it for the extra protein if you would like!