Healthy Lunch Recipes

Lighten up your lunch routine with midday meals that are good for you and taste even better. We've got you covered with countless easy lunch ideas for work and tons of healthy options for kids.

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Favorite Lunch Salad Recipes

All your favorites are here, and any of these tried and true recipes will guarantee you a delicious, satisfying lunch. Find recipes for Cobb salad, salade Nicoise, Caesar salad, taco salad, Greek salad, chefs salad, and more.

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Get a perfect hard-boiled egg every time with these simple tips. With hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator, you always have the components of a satisfying meal.

15-Minute Lentil Soup

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Need lentil soup for one? We're here for you with this super fast recipe for a  "can"-do dinner. It starts with canned lentils and vegetable or chicken broth, that's why it's so fast. You'll add garlic, onion, carrot, and celery just like you would in a big-batch lentil soup. For a  healthy, delicious, and easy meal, you can't beat this recipe. Serve with plenty of crusty bread.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

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Instead of sugar pumpkins, you can use other winter squash in our Roasted Pumpkin Soup recipe. Kabocha, calabaza, and Hubbard are the best alternatives. Choose a squash that feels heavy for its size and is free of soft spots. The soup can be garnished with toasted pepitas or a dollop of sour cream—or both.

Ratatouille

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This hearty ratatouille is a country dish from the Provence region of France that's an easy mix of seasonal vegetables, garlic, and olive oil.

Corn Chowder with Zucchini and Orzo

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This hearty fresh corn soup doesn't take long to make and it can be your main course.

Turmeric-Ginger Chicken Soup

If you need to get dinner on the table fast but you're tight on time, you can make this restorative, immunity-boosting soup with store-bought broth and rotisserie chicken.

Classic Egg Salad

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Other mix-ins include sliced black olives, chopped fresh parsley, chopped fresh chives, walnut pieces, chopped dill pickles, and capers.

Smoky Sweet-Potato Soup

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A puree of sweet potatoes, apple, and leeks gets an earthy spiciness from a chipotle chile coated in adobo sauce—which can be omited for spice-free eaters. The silky Sweet-Potato Soup relies on its fresh ingredients, not heavy cream or butter, to achieve its rich flavor.

Potato and Green Bean Salad

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Whether eaten warm or out of the fridge, this bright, crunchy potato salad pairs perfectly with grilled meats like pork, steak or chicken.

Hearty Winter-Vegetable Soup

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On a chilly day, this rustic soup -- made with potatoes, leeks, butternut squash, and escarole -- will warm you right up. Serve it with our Popovers.

Cabbage-Vegetable Soup

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This winter soup is well-spiced and full of nourishing vegetables.
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Inspiration and Ideas

21 Cold Noodle Salads That Are Perfect for Lunch
Upend your lunch routine with these quick and easy noodle salads you can make in advance.
24 Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes That Are Perfect for Lunch
From mouthwatering melts to light and healthy bites, these delicious meatless sandwiches will quickly become some of your favorite lunch options.
Steamed Spinach in the Microwave

This recipe uses a microwave to steam the remaining fresh spinach from Meaghan's Lasagna just before serving.