55 Simple Clean Eating Lunch Ideas You Can Prep Once A Week

55 Simple Clean Eating Lunch Ideas

Clean Eating Lunch Ideas

Just say no to the overpriced, badly wilted store bought salad, and yes to these 55 simple clean eating lunch ideas you can make in minutes!

You will find healthy, delicious clean eating lunch recipes, compiled by the editors of Change In Seconds.

The recipes are made with real, whole food ingredients.

Eating clean for lunch becomes easier than ever, when you pack make-ahead meals for the week.

The secret to having a healthy delicious lunch that you can look forward to, is planning ahead.

With simple on-hand healthy food ingredients, you will be surprised at the wide variety of delicious options that you can pack for a busy day at work or school.

Forget soggy salads, show off your culinary talent that will make your coworkers or classmates jealous!

Clean Eating Lifestyle

Eating “clean” is gaining popularity — but what does it actually mean, and how is it good for your health?

Clean eating is a simple concept. Clean eating focuses on whole foods, or real foods.

Foods that are minimally processed, as close to their natural form as possible.

Multiple studies have shown that diets heavy on whole foods curb or prevent certain life-threatening conditions and diseases, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Plus, there’s research linking diets high in fruits and veggies to healthy weight management, glowing skin and hair when you tend to avoid processed foods.

What Are Common Processed Foods

  • sugary breakfast cereals
  • granola bars
  • Instant ramen
  • flavoured nuts
  • gelatinous fruit snacks
  • canned fruit
  • potato chips
  • margarine
  • cheese
  • tinned vegetables
  • store bought bread
  • ketchup
  • savoury snacks, such as crisps
  • processed meat products, such as bacon and hot dogs
  • frozen dinners
  • soft drinks
  • white rice (go for brown or wild rice instead)
  • fast food hamburgers
  • foods with high fructose syrup
  • store bought cookies, cake, muffins, and crackers
  • pre-made condiments and salad dressings

What Makes Processed Foods UnHealthy

  1. Usually high in sugar and high fructose corn syrup
  2. Lead to excessive food consumption
  3. Contain artificial ingredients
  4. Often high in refined carbohydrates
  5. Low in nutrients
  6. Tend to be low in fiber
  7. Often high in trans fats or processed vegetable oils

Source: Authority Nutrition

Read 48 reasons avoid processed foods to learn more.

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Clean Eating Lunch Menu

Our site has a large number of recipes that can help you prepare the most delicious clean eating lunches for your lifestyle.

These dishes combine some of the cleanest foods available as well as the best ways to prepare them.

See below compiled list of 55 easy clean eating lunch ideas along with their recipes.

Clean Eating Lunch Ideas

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries (Vegan & Gluten Free – See Image Of Recipe Above)

Ultimate Veggie Sandwich (Vegetarian)

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Wraps (Gluten Free Option Available)

Baked Spicy Vegetable Samosa (Vegan & Vegetarian)

Roasted Shrimp Quinoa Spring Rolls (Gluten Free)

Veggie Burger (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Berry Feta Salad With Creamy Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing (Gluten Free)

Quinoa Salad (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini, Corn, Quinoa Salad (Gluten Free)

Avocado + Heirloom Tomato Toast With Balsamic Drizzle (Vegan)

Clean Eating Lunch

Chicken Salad With Lemon Quinoa (Gluten Free – See Image Of Recipe Above)

Herbed Quinoa Garden Veggie Salad (Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free )

Mexican Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad (Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free)

Thai Peanut Chicken And Zucchini Noodle Bowl

Green Goddess Sandwiches (Vegetarian)

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps (Paleo)

Autumn Glow Salad With Lemon Dressing (Vegetarian, Vegan & With Gluten Free Options)

The Ultimate Winter Bliss Bowls (Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free)

The Best Damn Vegan Nachos (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Italian Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Potatoes (Gluten Free)

Clean Eating Lunches

Clean Eating Lunch Ideas

Veggie Burrito Bowl (Vegan – See Image Of Recipe Above)

Healthy Black Bean Casserole (Gluten Free And Vegetarian)

Raspberry Spinach Salad With Caramelized Garam Masala Pumpkin Seeds (Vegan , Vegetarian & Gluten Free)

Savory Vegetable Loaf Cake (Vegetarian & Gluten Free)

Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Winter Rainbow Quinoa Salad (Gluten Free And Vegetarian)

Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad

Greek Yogurt Egg Salad Sandwich

Mediterranean Cannellini Bean Salad (Vegetarian, Vegan And Gluten Free)

Crispy Tofu with Roasted Carrots and Snow Peas (Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free)

Clean Eating Easy Lunch Ideas

Cucumber Avocado Sandwich (Vegetarian – See Image Of Recipe Above)

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, And Arugula Salad (Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free)

BBQ Chicken Salad

Greek Quinoa Bowls (Gluten Free, Vegan & Vegetarian)

Easy Burrito Bowls (Vegetarian)

Apricot Salsa Quesadillas (Vegetarian)

Chili Lime Chicken Tacos With Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Zucchini Meatballs (Vegetarian)

Smoky Mango Avocado Salsa (Vegan)

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, And Arugula Salad (Gluten Free, Vegan & Vegetarian)

Clean Eating Lunch Recipes

Easy Clean Eating Ideas For Work

Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (Gluten Free & Vegetarian – See Image Of Recipe Above)

Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers (Vegetarian)

Healthy Chicken Chickpea Chopped Salad (Gluten Free)

Vegan Cashew Ricotta Zucchini Lasagna (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Asian Quinoa Salad (Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free)

Baked Bell Pepper Tacos (Vegetarian, Paleo, and Vegan versions available)

Baked Paprika Parmesan Chicken

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Broccoli Salad With Cashew Curry Dressing (Paleo & Gluten Free)

Thai Chicken Salad (Paleo & Gluten Free)

Clean Eating For Lunch

Detox Salad (Vegan & Gluten Free – See Image Of Recipe Above)

Spicy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip (Vegan, Gluten Free And Vegetarian)

Gluten Free Caprese Pizza (Gluten Free & Vegetarian)

Crispy Eggplant Sandwiches (Vegetarian)

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls (Gluten Free & Vegetarian)

Adopt A Clean Eating Lifestyle

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Written by Rhonda Shade

Rhonda Shade Is the founder of Change In Seconds. A healthy living platform that features clean eating, healthy recipes, meal prep, printable workouts & a unique tracking software to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.

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