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Mornings are already hectic! You’re scrambling to throw your gym bag together, wake up your sleepy kids, or simply ignore the “snooze” button. Pair this morning madness with lunch meetings or appointments, and you no longer have the luxury of a sit-down or healthy lunch.
You need a few simple on-the-go lunch ideas that you can take to the park, work meetings, or with your kids. They also need to be uncomplicated and healthy; which is why we brainstormed healthy on-the-go lunch ideas for you.
The following on-the-go lunch ideas feature:
Here are a few simple ideas that are packable and portable for your busiest days!
These packable skewers are delicious and healthy (and fun to eat). You’ll need:
Take one of each ingredient and thread them onto a toothpick. Drizzle with small amount of vinegar and keep in a sealed container until lunch.
Wraps are great for on-the-go because they’re filling and easy to eat. Here are three ideas:
Whip up your favorite smoothie the night before and store it in a vacuum-insulated bottle to ensure it stays chilled.
Our favorite protein-filled smoothie recipe is
Directions: Blend until smooth, store in the fridge, and then give it a good shake before drinking.
The classic breakfast frittata inspired these small cups, but you can easily eat them for lunch. This recipe uses spinach, onion, and bacon, but you can replicate with other veggies and protein options. Pair this recipe with your favorite granola bar for a balanced fat-protein-carb ratio.
These guilt-free energy balls take only five minutes to make and contain mostly dried apricots and shelled pistachios. Simply combine all ingredients in a food processor and form the blended meal into small, shaped bites. Pair with a cold-pressed juice for a perfect lunch.
Sometimes your lunch hour gets taken over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy meal. Try the healthy on-the-go lunch ideas above and stay satisfied until dinner!
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