6 Scrumptious Lunches in 5 Minutes

Don't let lunchtime catch you empty handed!

chicken salad sandwich

What you have for lunch carries you through the rest of your day. That’s why it’s imperative to choose something wholesome and substantial that’ll rev up those energy levels and help you keep your eye on the ball. Unfortunately, juggling a busy schedule on hectic days can make it hard enough to fix yourself breakfast, let alone even think about what’s on the menu at noon. As a result, when the hour approaches and you’re feeling ravenous, you resort to the convenience of ordering takeout or swinging by a drive through.

Fast and handy as these options might be, they can compromise your healthy lifestyle. Do yourself a favor and don’t let lunchtime catch you empty-handed! With these 6 recipes, you can whip up a scrumptious lunch in just 5 minutes. Portable and delicious, these mouthwatering meals will be on your mind all morning. And the best part? They boast impressive nutritional profiles and will help you stay on track in terms of your eating goals.

Budget friendly and delicious, these no-excuse lunches will rescue you on busier days!

1. Overstuffed Veggie Sandwich

Overstuffed Veggie Sandwich
A bunch of incredible superfoods sandwiched between two slices of scrumptious bread? Sign us up! This hearty hand-held lunch tastes delicious and will keep you full for hours to come.

2. Jalepeno Lime Tuna Salad
Jalapeno Lime Tuna Salad
Zesty jalepenos and tangy lime juice make a terrific pair in this flavorful dish. Quick and easy to prepare, this satisfying salad makes a reliable weekday lunch, especially on busy weekdays when you’re juggling a jam-packed schedule!

3. Salad with Marinated Feta

Salad with Marinated Feta
This colorful salad gets its Mediterranean touch from wholesome ingredients like juicy olives and marinated feta. Thanks to the spectrum of vitamin-rich veggies, this recipe delivers a boatload of nutrients and is easy to throw together and store for lunch!

4. Skinny Burrito in a Jar

Skinny Burrito in a Jar
Due to their convenience, mason jar lunches are trending. This low-cal recipe stuffs all your favorite burrito flavors in one personalized, portable jar. Best of all, it packs a major protein punch to keep you satisfied all afternoon long!

5. Lite Tuna Melt in Whole Wheat Wrap
Lite Tuna Melt in a Whole Wheat Wrap

Treat your taste buds and tummy to this melty, protein-packed wrap that’s a cinch to throw together. With staple ingredients like cheddar cheese and tuna, this budget-friendly lunch packs all your favorite tuna melt flavors into one lightened up, hand-held lunch complete with pickles or jalepenos for a bold finish. Yum!

6. Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwich with Bok Choy, Red Grapes and Walnuts
This easy lunch delivers a boatload of health benefits, from omega-3s and healthy fats to a wide spectrum of incredible vitamins. In this recipe, a creamy, vegetable-rich chicken salad mixture nestles comfortably between slices of nutritious whole grain bread. Bok choy lends a tasty crunch to this sandwich while plump, juicy grapes add a touch of savory sweetness.

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Ellie Krasner

Ellie is a full-time violinist living in Las Vegas, and a writer with an insatiable appetite for clean eating and fitness! She is a graduate of Binghamton University with degrees in English literature and violin, and loves investigating the world of healthy living.

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