7 Easy-Prep Lunches Under 275 Calories

Lighten the lunch menu with tasty low-cal options.

Trying to avoid fast food temptation? Perhaps mix up a ho-hum low-cal lunch menu? We’ve got 7 easy-prep lunches under 275 calories for you.

Lunch is sometimes the toughest meal to plan. It comes smack in the middle of the day, which means if you’re busy, it’s too easy to be lured into a fast food trap. The solution is to find easy-prep meals packed with clean eating ingredients rich in nutrients and low in calories.

Our low-calorie lunch recipes are a fantastic tool for staying consistent with weight loss or weight maintenance goals. By choosing these meals rather than something from the fast food lane or vending machine, your body benefits from nutrients, like lean protein, filling fiber, and nourishing antioxidants.

And did we mention clean-eating recipes like these taste great too? These easy-prep lunches don’t include added refined sugar, salt, or additives with names you can’t pronounce. As a result, you can enjoy clean, whole food taste that will make you wonder why you’d ever want to put processed foods into your body again.

1. Overstuffed Veggie Sandwich | 242 calories
A ½ sandwich-serving offers plenty of antioxidants plus heart-healthy fats in a no-hassle lunch recipe.

2. Clean-Eating Chicken Salad | 240 calories
Avoid unhealthy processed ingredients in conventional chicken salad and give our version a go—its creaminess comes from superfood Greek yogurt.

3. Veggie & Pesto Sandwich | 260 calories
Low-calorie lunch recipes, like this sandwich, deliver fresh vegetables and a tasty homemade Basil & Spinach Pesto.

4. Healthiest Greek Salad | 215 calories
Loaded with whole food flavor and bursting with good-for-you antioxidants, easy-prep lunches like this one taste as good as they look.

5. Tomato, Hummus, and Spinach Sandwich | 223 calories
Use clean-eating store-bought hummus to add a quick plant-based protein boost to this simple lunch recipe.

6. Skinny Burrito in a Jar | 219 calories
Easy-prep lunches like this one assemble in under 5 minutes and can be made the night before so you can enjoy a grab-n-go meal.

7. Chickpea Cucumber Salad | 206 calories
Superfood ingredients combine in low-calorie lunch recipes, like this one, which fuel you with plant-based protein.


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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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