Breakfast is usually on the go, and dinners are somewhat planned. But why is it that lunches are always the neglected red-headed stepchild? Whether you work in an office or work from home, it’s time to give your lunch some love again. These 30 healthier lunches to pack for work are easy to meal prep, easy to pack, and easy to eat in any environment! Oh and PS – they are all gluten free and many Keto, Paleo, Whole30 and Vegan options! Hello delicious AND nutritious!

Breakfast is usually on the go, and dinners are somewhat planned. But why is it that lunches are always the neglected red-headed stepchild? Whether you work in an office or work from home, it's time to give your lunch some love again. These 30 healthier lunches to pack for work are easy to meal prep, easy to pack, and easy to eat in any environment! Oh and PS - they are all gluten free and many Keto, Paleo, Whole30 and Vegan options! Hello delicious AND nutritious!

 

Here at Pink Fortitude, we check, double-check, and triple-check not only our own recipes but the ones we feature in roundups as well. I went to the best of the best healthy food bloggers to compile this mouth-watering list of lunches for you. AND… they are gorgeous and Pinterest-worthy!

All of the recipes are gluten-free, and won’t be marked because of this. I know that our readers all have different nutrition protocols, so I did my best in labeling each recipe according to what it does and does not have in it. You will also see:

  • Keto
  • Paleo
  • Vegan
  • Whole30

Some of the recipes have options written into them. Always check your ingredients, labels, and recipes to ensure they are compliant with your nutrition protocol.

 

30 Healthier Lunches to Pack for Work

In addition to the nutrition standards, I also had some requirements about the lunch options that I chose for you. Even if they aren’t traditional lunch options, they must be made ahead, and easy to transport, heat up if needed, and eat at work. If you work from home, of course, it will be much easier.

Many of these recipes are meal prep, so you can make them on Sunday and enjoy all week!

I’ve organized the recipes into the following categories:

  • Salads
  • Wraps
  • Meat-Centered Salads
  • Mains

 

Salads

 

Strawberry Spinach with Rotisserie Chicken from Kim and Kaylee (Whole30)

 

 

Cashew Aoli Mason Jar Salad from Ginger Casa (Whole30)

 

 

Chinese Chicken Salad from Boulder Locavore

 

 

Greek Mason Jar Salad from Easy Budget Recipes

 

 

Thai Chicken Sweet Potato Mason Jar Salad from Meaningful Eats (Dairy + Egg-Free)

 

 

Green Lentil Tabbouleh Salad from Babaganosh (Vegan)

 

 

Chicken Caesar Salad from Oh Snap! Let’s Eat (Paleo + Whole30)

 

 

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Sandwiches and Wraps

 

Collard Green Wraps from Cook at Home Mom (Keto+ Whole30)

 

 

Vegan Spring Rolls from Happy Kitchen Rocks

 

 

Low Carb Lettuce Wraps from Low Carb Yum

 

 

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Meat-Centered Salads

 

Cowboy Taco Salad from In the Kid’s Kitchen

 

 

Waldorf-Style Chicken Salad from Clean Eating Kitchen (Paleo + Whole30)

 

 

Buffalo Chicken Salad from Project Meal Plan (Paleo + Whole30)

 

 

Chipotle Chicken Salad from Oma Darling

 

 

Chicken Salad from Kim and Kalee (Keto)

 

 

Spinach Beet and Chicken Power Salad from Healthy Seasonal Recipes (Paleo + Whole30)

 

 

Loaded Burger Bowl Salad from Wholefully (Paleo + Whole30)

 

 

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Mains

 

Do you have nostalgia for the old time buttermilk fried chicken? What if I told you there was a way to make it gluten free, dairy free, and much healthier for you, but it maintains that old-fashion-made-by-Grandma kinda taste. It's made in the oven and perfect for dinner with the family or to take on a picnic. You in?

Better than Grandma’s Fried Chicken from Pink Fortitude

 

 

Butter Chicken Meal Prep from Cook at Home Mom (Whole30)

 

 

Chicken Fajita Meal Prep from All Nutritious

 

 

Do you want more energy in the morning? Do you want to feel full until lunchtime? These cheesy cheddar bacon biscuits will do the job. They are "Bulletproof" and are versatile enough to be made gluten, dairy and egg free, along with paleo and keto. They are great for yourself, or perfect for when you have overnight guests. Especially when your guests show up with "unusual dietary restrictions." Problem solved!

Cheddar Bacon Biscuits from Pink Fortitude (Keto + Paleo + Egg/Dairy Free)

 

 

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry from Home Made Lovely

 

 

Greek Tuna Cakes from Keen for Keto (Keto)

 

 

Quinoa Salad with Lemon Pepper Salmon from Meaningful Eats (Dairy + Egg-Free)

 

 

Ginger Ground Beef Bowls from Project Meal Plan (Paleo + Whole30)

 

 

Cold winter days, having your friends over for game day, or a party-pleaser recipe to feed a crowd. Chili is always the go-to vat of comfort food. This chili recipe is delicious, super simple to make in your crock pot or slow cooker, and follows the Paleo, Whole30, and Keto protocols. Fall in love with this nutritious and healthy comfort food!

Easy and Delicious Chili from Pink Fortitude (Keto + Paleo + Whole30)

 

 

These mini southwestern style frittatas are great to make ahead for grab and go busy mornings, for kids to reheat for breakfast before school, or even to serve for overnight guests. They are a family favorite!

Mini Southwestern Frittatas from Pink Fortitude (Keto)

 

 

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese from Spaceships and Laser Beams (Keto)

 

 

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Thighs and Green Beans from Hungry Hobby (Paleo + Whole30)

 

And of course… don’t forget the chips!

 

I was never a fan of beets. I grew up in rural Pennsylvania, where pickled eggs and beets were a huge thing, and other than hogmaw, I don't think there was a food that grossed me out more. Ok, maybe liver and onions. But you get the point. So enter adulthood and healthy eating and beets were never on my radar. Until these oven baked beet chips came into my life.

Oven-Baked Beet Chips from Pink Fortitude (Keto + Paleo + Whole30)

 

 

Breakfast is usually on the go, and dinners are somewhat planned. But why is it that lunches are always the neglected red-headed stepchild? Whether you work in an office or work from home, it's time to give your lunch some love again. These 30 healthier lunches to pack for work are easy to meal prep, easy to pack, and easy to eat in any environment! Oh and PS - they are all gluten free and many Keto, Paleo, Whole30 and Vegan options! Hello delicious AND nutritious!

 

 

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