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Perfectly Packable Healthy On-The-Go Lunch Ideas

Posted on March 9, 2018

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:

  • No utensils
  • No mess
  • No junk food

Here are a few simple ideas that are packable and portable for your busiest days!

Quinoa Protein Muffins

Recipes - breakfast quinoa muffins

Make these quinoa protein muffins during your Sunday meal prep and keep them in the fridge for on-the-go lunches all week. Simply pair with a piece of fruit and glass of a2 Milk® for a balanced meal.

Caprese Skewers

caprese skewers

These packable skewers are delicious and healthy (and fun to eat). You’ll need:

  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 10 leaves of fresh basil
  • 10 small balls of cheese: mozzarella is common
  • A drizzle of balsamic vinegar

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.

Old Fashioned Wraps

lunch wrap

Wraps are great for on-the-go because they’re filling and easy to eat. Here are three ideas:

  • Turkey & hummus, wrapped in a sundried tomato tortilla
  • Chicken & black beans, wrapped in a tortilla and packed with a container of salsa or guacamole for dipping
  • Matchstick veggies & hummus, wrapped in a spinach tortilla

Protein Packed Smoothies

Smoothie on the go  

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

  • 1 cup a2 Milk®
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, any brand
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 4 ice cubes

Directions: Blend until smooth, store in the fridge, and then give it a good shake before drinking.

Egg White Cups

Recipes - healthy egg white breakfast cups

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.

Apricot Energy Balls

Apricot energy balls

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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