Pizza Meets Quesadillas in This Lunch That Takes Just 15 Minutes to Make
You don’t have to choose between pizza and quesadillas, this easy tortizza lunch incorporates the best of both.
Soup, salads, sandwiches and more – our clean, healthy lunch recipes will keep your clean diet on track even when the vending machine calls.
You don’t have to choose between pizza and quesadillas, this easy tortizza lunch incorporates the best of both.
This cold soba salad makes the perfect packed lunch: The longer the noodles sit in the peanut dressing, the more flavorful they become.
Super-speedy lunches that taste gourmet and usher in much-needed moments of soothing satisfaction. Just like lunching at your favorite bistro, only healthier and more budget-friendly.
A fiber- and nutrient-rich lunch can keep you focused and full of energy until dinner. Plus, each of these meals was designed to include superfoods that specifically help nourish your noggin.
No-fuss fare that’s as easy to make as it is to transport.
The sandwich is incredibly versatile — it can be simple or savory, hot or cold, big or small, and the variations are endless so you'll never get bored. Sandwiches don’t take long to prepare, they're practical to eat. Here are 28 of our faves.
Top creamy baked sweet potatoes with spiced black beans, juicy tomatoes and fresh cilantro sauce for a new take on loaded potatoes.
We’ve upgraded the typical beans and rice with loads of toppings including cilantro, avocado and feta cheese. Feel free to customize it to your taste with any other chopped vegetables or herbs you have on hand.
Prep this easy plant-based sandwich in the morning and it will be delicious at lunch time. Pack ¼ cup of the hummus and the carrots sticks as a side.
This hot or cold soup takes less time to prepare than it takes to watch a sitcom. A touch of miso adds a nutty, salty element to the mix and teams up with firm light tofu to pack in the protein.
There's a chill in the air. The leaves are changing. Time to pull out your stock pot along with your wool sweaters, because soup season is here! We have all the clean soup recipes you need to get you through the colder months!
Maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness to this tangy, Asian-style vinaigrette.
The textural appeal of this yummy salad — the crunch of the cabbage, the tender bite of the squash and the rich meatiness of the shrimp — makes it an amazing one-dish meal. Choose a crisp, sweet-tart apple for this salad, such as an organic Honeycrisp, Braeburn or Jonagold. This salad pairs beautifully with the warm, sweet flavor of our Sweet Maple Sesame Dressing.
Perfectly simple with a sprinkle of spice, this mayo-free egg salad sandwich is perfect for lunch or dinner.
Meaty mushrooms, walnuts and a handful of spices transform into a savory meatless swap for taco meat – the texture is uncannily similar!
This genius jar of healthy, quick-cooking ingredients is the answer to your desk-lunch woes. If you’re using precooked shrimp, add it to the jars while still frozen – it’ll thaw in the fridge overnight and be ready to eat by lunchtime. If you're using fresh shrimp, simply cook and add to the jars as directed.
Bitter arugula’s got bite, but late-summer peaches and a citrusy maple dressing hit the sweet notes to give this seasonal salad the perfect balance of flavors. If taking this salad to go, store the dressing in a separate container and toss with the salad when you’re ready to eat.
This versatile spread can be used on crackers, or you can add water to the pâté and use it as a dip.
Creamy, mild-tasting fontina cheese allows juicy blackberries to shine in this clean twist on a grilled cheese sandwich. Be careful when smashing the blackberries – they tend to squirt and can stain!
This hearty bowl is a staff favorite – we just love the pairing of the sweet and tangy raspberry sauce over savory chicken and crunchy vegetables.
Flavorful, gorgeously hued Green Goddess dressing was the inspiration for this fresh and tangy chilled soup that features kefir, a type of fermented milk drink. It pairs nicely with orange-scented shrimp lettuce cups for a well-rounded spring lunch .
Ditch the deep fryer – these thin, crisp chicken fillets made in the skillet taste even better than the fried variety. Topped with a creamy slaw made with cabbage, cranberries, and yogurt, this makes for a full meal in a sandwich.
Not just your average quesadilla. These recipes are packed with flavor, protein, nutrients, and of course...delicious, cheesy goodness.
Try these inventive lunch recipes from Kathryn Budig's book, “Aim True.” They're all low-calorie, gluten-free and loaded with powerful health benefits.
From fruity and fresh to savory and spicy, we have the clean recipe to satisfy every salad craving.
Crisp salad is topped with a spiced coconut-crusted chicken breast in this salad that’s a cinch to put together. The mango dressing is truly heavenly, with a commingling of sweet, tart and spicy notes.
These five lunch recipes from Curtis Stone are inspired by Middle Eastern, Tuscan, Greek and Mexican fare. Use organic, local ingredients for the best flavor.
These jalapeño-studded, lemon-infused grilled fish tacos from Curtis Stone will make lunch the best part of your day. Prepare the pico de gallo two hours before and store at room temperature to save prep time.
Loaded with vitamin B12, protein and omega-3 fatty acids, this salad from Curtis Stone is the perfect high-energy lunch. For a chilled grilled salmon salad, grill the salmon four hours ahead of time and refrigerate.
Zucchini and squash make this salad from Curtis Stone a prime source of manganese, dietary fiber and Vitamins A and C. Eat it before an afternoon workout for an extra boost of energy and strength.
Curtis Stone's Middle Eastern style grilled chicken lunch will satisfy all of your taste buds. The spice rub seasoning gives the chicken a hot flavor, and the cooling yogurt topping sauce is made with real cucumbers.
Ditch the boring brown bag standbys and liven up your lunch with these 15 clean and simple options.
This Vietnamese-inspired sandwich layers savory chicken, quick-pickled vegetables and fragrant cilantro.
Sweet grilled pineapple, rich and creamy mashed avocado and fresh tomato slices impart amazing color, flavor and texture to these satisfying sandwiches.
Wrap up this quick and easy option for lunch or dinner.
Asparagus, peas, carrot and artichoke create a bone-warming primavera that works equally well with seared scallops or sauteed adzuki beans.
We portion our maple-laced butternut tian into single-serving ramekins for beautiful presentation and the perfect size every time!
You'll love how fresh your pesto tastes when you make it yourself, and the abundance of omega-3s make this a wholesome meatless Monday meal!
Choose one option from each category to create your own burger masterpiece!
Good Food America chef Nathan Lyon shares a gazpacho recipe from his cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh. Surprise friends with this sweet ’n’ spicy blend, which was inspired by the chef’s teenage years.
Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this simple mealtime solution is full of flavor and nutritious leafy greens – and it’s just 224 calories!
While all of our recipes keep calories in check, we’ve collected 30 especially low-calorie meals that pack just 300 cals or less per serving! Toss them on your menu after a cheat meal and keep them around for your regular rotation. With recipes like mac & cheese, shrimp ’n’ grits and a loaded grilled cheese, they’re definitely satisfying!
Go gluten-free for lunch, dinner and dessert - whether you need to or not!
When it comes to lunch, don't phone it in every afternoon with a cheese sandwich. Here are 20 Clean Eating lunch ideas that’ll have your kids feeling energized and, most importantly, totally satiated every day when the lunch bell rings! Note: If they’re picky about eating certain proteins, refer to our substitution suggestions!
Whether post-exercise or not, perk up your summer tacos with a dose of hydrating, low-cal watermelon. The juicy fruit pairs perfectly with tender lobster meat!
Ribollita is a soul-satisfying soup found in the hills of Tuscany, thickened with bread and cooked dried beans. We add loads of fresh spring vegetables and bread bites (be sure to prepare your bread the night before!) to create a thickened minestrone-style soup.
Ham, mushrooms, Dijon mustard and Swiss cheese give our newfangled mac & cheese exceptional flavor - and an exceptionally low calorie count (just 299)!
Tosca Reno's yogurt cheese recipe, plus how to use it in low-fat creamy dips and decadent dessert toppings - all totally clean.
A quick and easy cranberry sauce gives our turkey grilled cheese a Thanksgiving feel — and it definitely takes a fraction of the time than your traditional holiday feast.
Lentils are a rather unlikely topping for pizza, but you'll definitely fall for the finished result. The legumes lend a meaty texture to the base, supporting ample veggie and cheese toppings, and a serving of this vegetarian dish has an impressive 10 grams of protein!
We got this surprising sandwich recipe from Nadia G., host of Cooking channel's Bitchin' Kitchen. It pairs fig jam, caramelized onions and egg for a satisfying meal that's tangy, sweet and filling.
This sushi salad unrolls all of the quintessential flavors of your favorite sushi platter. Crisp strips of nori softened with chewy brown rice, crunchy vegetables and plump pieces of crab. Silky avocado and a peppy wasabi vinaigrette top the deconstructed California roll on a bed of baby spinach.
Low-fat sour cream gives the sausage and veggies in our squash stuffing a delightfully creamy texture.
Three types of lettuce mingle with veggies and tender strips of broiled steak. With our Black Peppercorn Yogurt Dressing, we doubt you'll miss the ranch - and you'll certainly love the calorie count: just 187!
Oats are best known for their soluble fiber, which studies show can help lower both total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad," cholesterol by reducing their absorption in your intestines, keeping coronary heart disease at bay. Here, the quick-cooking variety is combined with Thai flavors and used to coat lean chicken breast.
We cleaned up a dish chock full of Moroccan flavor and spice. The hearty stew is sure to warm your body as the weather starts to cool.
How can a soup so full of rich flavors be clean? Carla Hall's burnt-orange carrot and ginger soup also boasts coconut, chiles, leek, onion, celery and silken tofu, a robust blend to say the least.
The three components of this culinary hat-trick of a hot sandwich - bread, sliced meat and jus - get a clean, meatless makeover, saving you tons of excess fat and sodium.
We've taken your classic shrimp salad sandwich and amped up the flavor even more with fresh dill, crunchy celery and Dijon. In our version, Greek yogurt stands in for mayonnaise, providing creamy texture without the fat.
Quesadillas make your life in the kitchen easier! Our Mediterranean version can be assembled up to 12 hours in advance, refrigerated and baked when needed.
Angelo Sosa's tangy tuna lettuce cups use green tea leaves to pack in antioxidants, and though they skimp on calories (only 40 each!) they're definitely full flavor.
Winter squashes are rich in antioxidants (though their leafy green companions usually take all the credit). For a new take on an old standard, we shave long strips of butternut squash, which become toasted toppers for our clean pizza.
Give your porridge a postmodern twist - oat bran is as creamy and satisfying as polenta and is the perfect base for this savory porridge that is packed with some of the season's veggies.
Grab some whole-wheat pizza dough and load on the toppings, like sausage and your favorite veggies! Best of all, we finish this quick dish with a hit of peppery arugula!
Blanching the rapini before sprinkling it on your pizza ensures a gorgeous green color and prevents it from burning. Try changing up your greens to keep this pizza fresh!
This Middle Eastern dish traditionally consists of eggs poached in a tomato-based broth. To further enhance your satisfaction, we've added artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and potatoes, still keeping the total time at 40 minutes! Try it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The blank canvas that it is, orzo perfectly picks up the flavors in our orange citrus vinaigrette. Springy fennel adds texture, plus dietary fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium and manganese.
Meaning "little pizza" in Italian, a pizzetta is light in size but big on taste. Peppery arugula and crisp radicchio complement the creaminess of the mushrooms and goat cheese.
Instead of simply slapping some cheese between two slices of bread (as usual!) why not add black beans and shredded chicken to the mix for a little Mexican infusion?
To lighten up our tuna wraps, we say so long to whole-wheat tortillas and opt instead for vibrant collard green leaves. In addition to shaving off the gluten, the fiber-rich greens have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Bursting with meaty goodness and doused in tasty red sauce, you'll need two napkins and a fork for this one! Buy the leanest ground beef or bison you can find, preferably grass-fed and free-range for maximum beefy flavor.
Lobster. Grilled. Cheese. These three words ring like music to the ears. The crescendo? Each lobster grilled cheese has less than 300 grams of fat!
Korean jjigae, a stew often brimming with greens, tofu, meat, kimchi or seafood, goes clean in Chef Jo's 106-calorie version, a quick and easy meal to warm your bones (Gangnam-style).
A potpourri of spices – cardamom, coriander, turmeric, cumin, curry – and various veggies give our vegetarian chili ample Indian flavor for a mere 132 calories.
Combining fresh seasonal produce with protein-rich lentils creates a main-course salad that's satisfying for everyone around your table.
Lean pork tenderloin pairs perfectly with warm, soft slices of grilled peaches in this meaty salad with a nutty vinaigrette dressing and peppery arugula. The result: a meal that's both light and filling at once.
Five simple ingredients lend themselves to an Italian-flavored grilled cheese sure to win you brownie points with the whole family.
Our Cuban sandwich has the requisite fillings (ham, cheese, pickle) with a fraction of the calories – just 231 per sandwich. All you need is 8 minutes and a hearty appetite!
Fiber from whole-wheat pita bread and protein from chickpeas turn this typical Eastern Mediterranean salad into a satisfying main dish. Plus, crumbled feta offers plenty of flavor without the need for additional salt.