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Healthy Packed Lunches for Back to School & Work

Ditch the boring brown bag standbys and liven up your lunch with these 15 clean and simple options.
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Peanut butter and jelly...again? This year, take a pass on the same old boring lunchbox go-to's, and upgrade to these quick and easy outside-the-box options. We’ve pulled together some inspired lunch options that are as delicious as they are healthy. Many of these can be made ahead! 

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Southwest Chicken Salad with Whipped Avocado Dressing image

Southwest Chicken Salad with Whipped Avocado Dressing

Black beans, corn, cheddar and crunchy tortilla chips are the hallmark ingredients of our killer Southwest salad.

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ChickenSpinachQuesadilla

Chicken, Spinach & Ricotta Quesadillas

This hearty whole-grain covered feast will keep you full for hours. Now that's a meal!

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Harvest Squash & Quinoa Salad image

Harvest Squash & Quinoa Salad

This hearty salad layered in a Mason jar is super easy for transporting; store it in your fridge for up to 5 days!

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EggHamTurnovers

Egg & Ham Turnovers

These grab-and-go breakfast turnovers are stocked with protein and colorful veggies. Why not have breakfast for lunch?

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Bangkok Curry Bowls with Rice Noodles & Vegetables image

Bangkok Curry Bowls with Rice Noodles & Vegetables

Simply prepare the broth before leaving the house, store in a heat-proof container and pour over top when you're ready.

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Carrot Cumin Coconut soup

Carrot Cumin Coconut Soup

Carrot Cumin Coconut Soup

Soups are the perfect grab-and-go midday meal and can accompany just about any lunch side, from your favorite panini to the classic kale Caesar.

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PaniniswithTuna

Pita Paninis with Tuna, Sprouts, Zucchini and Avocado Cream

These loaded paninis, or "little breads" in Italian, make the perfect on-the-go lunch. The options are endless!

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MeatballSub

Meatball Sub with Roasted Veggies & Tomato Sauce

Bursting with meaty goodness and doused in tasty red sauce, you'll need two napkins and a fork for this one!

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Quinoa Salad with Cherries & Creamy Vinaigrette

Make this ahead and have lunch on hand for several days - simply refrigerate salad and dressing separately and combine in the morning or right before eating.

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TurkeyPaninis

Turkey Paninis with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Sassier than the average sandwich, these paninis make for a delicious, clean quick-fix meal.

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Pizza

Personal Pizza with Garlic, Spinach & Mozzarella

These quick and easy pizzas use pita bread for a traditionally thin and crispy crust.

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mediterraneantunawraps

Mediterranean Tuna & White Bean Salad Collard Wraps

To lighten up your tuna wraps, swap tortillas for vibrant collard greens.

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Spring Romaine Boats with Chicken & Quinoa

These sassy little lettuce cups are brimming with fiery radish and tangy goat cheese. Plus, they’re perfectly portable for busy weeknights on the run.

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Adzukibeansalad

Portobello & Adzuki Bean Salad

This easy veggie salad features adzuki beans, which are incredibly high in fiber and protein.

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ChileChickenTortillas

Chile Chicken Tortillas

Our handy Chicken Tortillas cost only $2 per serving and take 11 minutes to make. Talk about a quick and easy lunch!

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