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.
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.
21 Clean Lunches in Under 10 Minutes
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.
Crunchy, sweet pecans and juicy berries make this salad special.
Cut back on carbs, calories, and dishes by making your taco salads in jars!
This mayo-less salad does not sacrifice on flavor and is filled with yummy ingredients like olives and sun dried tomatoes.
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.
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!
Protein-rich chickpeas and chicken will keep you full longer than a lettuce-filled salad ever could! The vinaigrette and the juicy tomatoes in this salad are pretty tasty too.
We love the rich, Italian flavors in this delicious pasta salad. Make the whole recipe and have it for lunch all week.
With canned beans, leftover rice, and a simple spinach sauté, this burrito can come together pretty easily. Top it with a delicious salsa and look forward to lunch all morning.
Savory Chicken and sweet blueberries make this antioxidant-rich, protein-filled salad a healthful treat.
Greek yogurt keeps this clean eating version of classic chicken salad creamy and red grapes add a bit of sweet juiciness.
Cook this in the slow cooker while you are busy with other things and take it to lunch all week. Chili freezes well too.
There’s nothing like this classic salad with hard boiled eggs, chicken, vegetables and a creamy dressing to keep you feeling energized and focused all afternoon long.
We love the idea as using half an avocado shell with the fruit inside and the pit taken out as a salad bowl. The shell works both as portion control and holds all of the good-for-you nutrients from the yummy avocados.
Asian flavors keep this chicken sandwich from being anything but the same old boring sandwich! Using real chicken is especially great because then you avoid putting any processed deli meat slices on it.
You’ll be surprised at how quick and easy this salad comes together and at how flavorful it is. The nice thing about soba noodles, aka buckwheat noodles, is they are actually gluten-free and a whole grain (they are not wheat).
Sometimes a l’il comfort food in the middle of the day is nice. And this one is a healthful version! Put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker, and then have this mac n’cheese with a simple side salad for a delicious lunch. Our Classic Cucumber and Tomato Salad would go nicely with a small portion of this clean eating mac n’cheese.
Have you been looking for a light, healthy, and tasty Thai dish that is quick and easy to make? Here is a yummy recipe that you can make in a flash!
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Editor’s Note: Originally published April 27th, 2016