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6 Healthy Lunches
That Aren’t Salads

When surrounded by so many delicious lunch spots here at the office, eating a healthy lunch can be a challenge. When the corner deli’s salad bar starts to get old, here are 6 picks to nosh on that don’t include a base of leafy greens.

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1. Egg Salad Sandwich or Lettuce Wrap

Eggs are a great source of healthy fat and meat-free protein. An Egg Salad Sandwich is a perfect way to incorporate them into your diet, or use up leftover eggs! You can also substitute Greek yogurt for mayonnaise for a low-fat take on this recipe.

Pro tip: Skip the bread and make it a lettuce wrap for an even healthier lunch!

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2. Pumpkin Cranberry Quinoa Bowl (Gluten Free)

Cooking for one? Dinner with Netflix doesn’t sound so bad when you know you don’t have to share your gorgonzola sauce. We love this Pumpkin Cranberry Quinoa Bowl - it only has 390 calories (and that is including the oh-so-good gorgonzola cheese)!

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3. Zen Quinoa Bowl (Gluten Free)

This Zen Quinoa Bowl is a wonderful combination of nutrient-packed veggies spiced up with curry and paprika. Warm it up or eat it cold, it’s tasty either way.

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4. Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Gluten Free, High Protein)

Simply pop each component of these Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps in a container and assemble when ready to devour!

Warning: May cause serious symptoms of lunch envy among coworkers. 

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5. Buddha Veggie Bowl (Gluten Free, Vegan)

All veggies, the Buddha Bowl will fill you up – the right away! 6 different veggies tossed with a ginger dressing will give you energy to make it through the day, instead of giving you the 3 o’clock sleepies.

READ: Why You Should be Eating Edamame

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6. Avocado Chicken Pitas (High Protein) 

This perfectly packable lunch of Avocado Chicken Pitas blends avocado and Greek yogurt for a creamy sauce, and has a chopped apple for a nice crunch.

READ: Why We Love Greek Yogurt

- Alivia Duran

@aliviaduran

 

 

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