21 Clean Lunches in Under 10 Minutes

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Looking for ways to eat clean all day long? These are 21 clean lunches 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.

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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.

1. Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

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

Spring Greens with Strawberries and Candied Pecans

Crunchy, sweet pecans and juicy berries make this salad special.

3. Skinny Taco Salad in a Jar

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

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

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!

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24 Comments on "21 Clean Lunches in Under 10 Minutes"

  1. MuskieNurse  November 23, 2013

    These all look so delicious and easy!

  2. rachel  January 1, 2014

    love all the great ideas for easy yummy healthy lunches!

  3. Barbara  March 21, 2014

    Where is the link to the recipe for Salad with Peas, Cottage Cheese, Almonds, and Tomatoes? Thanks!

    • SkinnyMs  March 25, 2014

      For 2 servings, mix 1 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup cooked and chilled peas, 1/8 cup sliced almonds, and 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes.

  4. Susan Jackson Allen  March 25, 2014

    Great suggestions. Is there a printable version of all these?

  5. Tara  April 14, 2014

    What kind of nuts do you use in the Cottage Cheese with Nuts and Berries?

    • SkinnyMs  April 14, 2014

      Tara, you can use walnuts or almonds.

  6. Jenn  July 7, 2014

    What cottage cheese is clean, I've not been able to find one.

    • SkinnyMs  July 7, 2014

      Jenn, They all should be, though some consider buying organic or grass fed dairy products the way to go for clean eating.

  7. Michele  December 29, 2015

    I just bought myself an Omie box (like a bento lunch box with a bowl to keep stuff hot or cold built in) & can’t wait to make some of these for myself. Such great ideas!

  8. Teresa  January 7, 2016

    Love the idea of the Omie box. But, WOW! When I went to their site, I was blown away by the price! $49.50! Anything else out there similar, but less $$?

    • Melissa Florero  January 7, 2016

      Teresa, We haven’t researched lunch boxes as of now. Pint-sized mason jars work well for salads and the like, and often a bento box style lunchbox works well for small portions of various items.

  9. Christina Aleman  July 29, 2016

    I love this post.

  10. Patty Black  October 18, 2016

    I would love these recipes but need a gluten-free version to make . I could use some help lossing weight fast . I need to get rid of my belly fat and keep it off , so my other health issues can go away too.

  11. Laura Brouillette  December 11, 2016

    I have just resubscribed to SkinnyMs, I am lactose Intolerant. No Dairy!! I have done my research too. What do you suggest?

    • Nichole Furlong  December 11, 2016

      Soy milk is a great alternative. When cooking, make sure you don’t accidentally use a vanilla or other flavor soy milk! There are also lactose free milk brands available at some stores which look, taste, bake and cook just like regular milk! Try a few and see what you like best.

  12. Jennifer  February 27, 2017

    Do you have recipes that are Bariatric friendly?

    • Gale Compton  February 27, 2017

      Jennifer, We may, but I’m not sure what they would be. Please check with your doctor about specific recipes after surger. 🙂

  13. Lina  October 28, 2018

    This good looks so good.??

  14. Rachel Henriquez  November 19, 2019

    How can I get the recipe for some of these with the color containers?

    • Gale Compton  November 22, 2019

      Rachel, I’m not sure what you are referring to?

  15. A R  March 1, 2020

    Daisy brand is the only clean one I’ve been able to find at a typical grocery.


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