12 Superfood Lunch Recipes That Will Keep You Healthy

Plus, they’re easy to whip up!



Superfoods are ingredients packed with multiple nutrients. But just because they’re extra healthy, doesn’t mean they sacrifice flavor. Superfoods are easy to source and use in home kitchens in all types of flavor profiles, and including superfoods in your lunchtime routine will keep you feeling good and healthy throughout the day. Plenty of superfoods can also be kept in the freezer, for easy lunchtime prep, or for ready-to-go meals that ensure you’re getting your nutrients. From the fermented (think yogurt, miso, and kimchi) to the hyper-fresh (hello, beautiful greens), here are a dozen superfood lunch recipes to make for your healthiest lunches ever.

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Mujadara With Yogurt and Herbs

Greg DuPree

This savory combination of rice, lentils, and caramelized onions makes for a hearty meal, or also works as a nice side dish. Yogurt adds creaminess, plus natural probiotics, and fresh herbs add an element of green.

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Feta and Watermelon Grain Bowls

Feta and Watermelon Grain Bowls Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

Whole grains, such as farro, are filling and fiber-rich superfoods that are easy to include in any lunch. This salad-like grain bowl is best enjoyed cold, so you can meal prep and transport this lunch anywhere you need all week.

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Farro Bowl With Pomegranate Vinaigrette



This jewel-toned farro bowl is just stunning, and packed with superfoods, such as spinach and sweet potato. It can be enjoyed warm or cold, and if you want more protein in this plant-based lunch, you can add a boiled egg, cooked beans, or a scoop of tuna or grilled meat.

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Spring Green Salad

Greg DuPree

This vibrant green salad just screams super healthy, but it’s also super flavorful and super satisfying. The Greek-yogurt based dressing brings a tangy creaminess, plus all the health benefits of adding a fermented food into your daily diet.

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Southwestern Pasta Salad

Southwestern Pasta Salad
Greg DuPree

This pasta salad swaps out mayo for avocado—a naturally rich and creamy superfood that adds bright flavor, indulgent texture, and plenty of vitamins. Swap in pasta made from lentils, chickpeas, or whole grains to add more superfoods to your bowl.

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Superfood Lentil Salad

Superfood lentil salad served on a plate
Victor Protasio

Designed to optimize super foods, this lentil salad is packed with the healthiest salad ingredients you can toss together. Add some tinned fish or smoked salmon on top for protein and an extra boost of vitamin D.

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Coconut Miso Soba Salad

Coocnut-Miso Soba Salad Recipe
Jennifer Causey

Made from buckwheat, soba noodles are a solid superfood. They also stick to sauces, like this coconut miso dressing, super well, and their toothsomeness is a great match for veggies. Serve this lunch dish warm, at room temperature, or straight from the fridge.

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Squash, Mushroom, and Kale Soup With Dill

Squash, Mushroom, and Kale Soup with Dill
Christopher Testani

This satisfying soup recipe melds earthy superfoods for a satisfying lunchtime slurp. It also freezes super easily if you prefer to pop it in the microwave and defrost come lunchtime

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Baby Kale and Chicken Caesar

Baby Kale and Chicken Caesar Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

One of the O.G. popular superfoods, kale does it all. And baby kale is, arguably, even more delicious and tender to chew. This Caesar salad is a lunchtime go-to, chicken optional.

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Miso Chicken Noodle Soup With Kimchi

Miso Chicken Noodle Soup
Linda Pugliese

Add some superfoods to your standard lunchtime chicken noodle soup, thanks to miso and kimchi. Hello, comfort food that also helps with gut health! Opt for soba noodles for all the superfood benefits in one bowl.

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Red Lentil Squash Soup With Lemon

Red Lentil Squash Soup Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

Red lentils and squash are a natural duo, especially when blended together in this savory soup. Seeds at a crunchy element, and a dollop of labneh or yogurt, or a sprinkling of fresh herbs, easily turn up the flavor and superfood notches.

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Hummus and Cucumber Toast

This recipe for hummus and cucumber toast pairs Persian cucumbers with hummus and a sprinkle of za'atar spice mix.
Caitlin Bensel

Putting together a superfood lunch doesn’t have to take more than a few minutes. Whole grain bread, a chickpea-based spread, and cucumbers are full of vitamins, and this simple combo is so satisfying. Feel free to take liberties with the recipe, like using sourdough, whole wheat, or seeded bread, various legume-based spreads, and whatever greens you want on top.

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