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.

Roasted Red Potatoes

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Fresh rosemary complements the earthy taste of roasted red potatoes in this simple but satisfying side dish.

Cannellini-Bean and Greens Stew

Half of the beans are mashed while the rest are left whole, giving this hearty one-pot stew a wonderfully chunky texture. Toasted ciabatta flavored with sage and garlic makes the perfect accompaniment.

15-Minute Lentil Soup

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This is a fast, hearty soup for dinner; vegetarians can use vegetable broth.

No-Mayo Mediterranean Tuna Salad

In this light but filling lunch, canned tuna—our consummate pantry pal—is tossed with a punchy lemon-caper vinaigrette and served with a crisp side salad. Try this once and you won't miss the mayonnaise-heavy alternative one bit.
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Vegan Lentil Soup

Tender broccoli rabe adds a welcome pop of green (and a generous dose of fiber!) to this lentil-and-tomato soup spiced with coriander and cumin.

Test Kitchen's Favorite Tomato Soup

No cream here! A butter-and-flour roux is the secret to this lush, velvety tomato soup. Gild with fresh basil, cracked black pepper, and a drizzle of your best olive oil. Serve alongside our Test Kitchen's Favorite Grilled Cheese for the ultimate comforting meal.

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.

Slow-Cooker White-Bean Soup

There's butternut squash, leeks, and spinach as well as white beans in this hearty, rich, and flavorful vegetarian soup. It's a recipe that proves the slow cooker is as well suited to vegetable recipes as to big pieces of meat.

Customizable Vegetable Soup

Use our choose-your-own-adventure formula to make a big batch of soup starring any vegetables you please. Use vegetable broth or water to make it vegetarian, and omit the Parmesan to make it vegan. Check out our step-by-step guide.

Kitchari

The main ingredient in this good-for-you savory porridge is yellow mung dal, split mung beans that break down and thicken as they cook.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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.
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.
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.