Healthy lunch ideas don't have to feel bland or difficult. Keep these better-for-you recipes on rotation when you need a little healthy lunch (or dinner) inspiration.

This is a comforting bowl of tortilla soup made righteous with sweet potato and kale. Have it with or without the shredded rotisserie chicken. The softened corn tortillas plump up in the broth and go deliciously with the crispy ones on top. Avocado, radishes, and cilantro freshen it up, but are totally optional. Plus, the combo of kale and avocado has great anti-inflammatory benefits. Get the recipe: Sweet Potato-and-Kale Tortilla Soup
Alison Miksch
Alison Miksch

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Caesar Salad With Yogurt-Parmesan Dressing

This Caesar salad’s dressing is made with yogurt which packs probiotics for a healthy gut. It’s so cheesy and delicious you won’t care that it's a little untraditional. Plus it doubles as a dip for cut up veggies or chips.

Get the recipe: Caesar Salad With Yogurt-Parmesan Dressing

Alison Miksch

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Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Chickpeas roll in for a lunch-friendly meal that’s reminiscent of a chicken salad sandwich. Swap yogurt for the mayo to lighten it up and for a hit of gut-friendly probiotics. Zesty and herby, it's a great healthy lunch idea but works well as a side, too. It’s so quick, you have no excuse not to make it. 

Get the recipe: Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Alison Miksch

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Sweet Potato-and-Kale Tortilla Soup

This is a comforting bowl of tortilla soup made righteous with sweet potato and kale. Have it with or without the shredded rotisserie chicken. The softened corn tortillas plump up in the broth and go deliciously with the crispy ones on top. Avocado, radishes, and cilantro freshen it up, but are totally optional. Plus, the combo of kale and avocado has great anti-inflammatory benefits.

Get the recipe: Sweet Potato-and-Kale Tortilla Soup

Alison Miksch

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Celery and Apple Salad With Toasted Buckwheat

Celery, apple, and toasted buckwheat deliver a variety of textures that make this healthy lunch idea extremely satisfying. Toasted buckwheat is a fun and nutritious add-on, that fits into a gluten-free diet. Bonus: this healthy pick doesn't wilt like other salads by the time the clock hits lunchtime.  

Get the recipe: Celery and Apple Salad With Toasted Buckwheat

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