Healthy light lunch recipes are my go-to on most days. Using seasonal vegetables, fresh fish, and healthy greens means these healthy light lunch recipes are super quick and easy to make. Today’s recipes are all gluten-free with a few paleo/vegetarian options too!
I don’t know about you, but I like lunch to be light, fresh, and full of healthy veggies. Fresh fish pairs perfectly with fresh vegetables, and it’s packed with healthy Omega oils and fatty acids. Plus, fresh fish cooks up quickly, so it’s a no-brainer for me when deciding what protein to add to healthy light lunch recipes.
For anyone looking to eat a protein-packed healthy meatless lunch, legumes, quinoa, and lentils are the way to go. In addition to the protein they provide, they will also fill your body with healthy fiber.
Oh, and can I just say how in love I am with sheet pan meals? I have a seasonal root veggie sheet pan meal that I think you’ll go crazy for. It smells amazing when it’s cooking in the oven!
Here are six of my favorite healthy light lunch recipes.
Of course, these recipes are equally delicious and appropriate for dinner, too. 😉
To see the recipes, either click on the titles or on the images. I hope you’ll make and love these delicious meals!
EASY SUPERFOOD SHEET PAN BAKED SALMON
One pan Paleo SUPERFOOD Baked Salmon is ready in 20 minutes and packed full of nutrients. A nourishing, whole 30 friendly, flavorful meal! Salmon baked with a zippy basil blueberry balsamic topping and crispy Brüssels sprouts!
AVOCADO TOMATO MEXICAN-STYLE ONE-POT BEANS
This Mexican Pinto Beans recipe is slow cooked with Mexican spices and vegetables! Vegetarian option, healthy, and gluten free! An Easy to follow one-pot recipe. I like to make these beans at the beginning of the week and then pack them up for weekday lunches.
SEASONAL LEEK AND POTATO SHEET PAN ROAST
This seasonal Leek and Potato Pan Roast is super flavorful, healthy, and easy to make, all in one pan! A paleo/vegan Spring side dish perfect for any gathering. Whole 30 friendly, too!
ZIPPY PEAR GOAT CHEESE KALE SALAD
A satisfying, ZIPPY pear goat cheese kale salad, packed with delicious ingredients and a light honey dressing. Just like your favorite restaurant style salad, but easy to make make fresh at home all in one bowl. Just toss and go!
THAI CARROT CAULIFLOWER RICE SALAD
Colorful Thai Cauliflower Rice Salad is packed full of flavor, spice, and made easy! It’s one of my absolute favorite healthy light lunch recipes! Thai spiced mixed into a Carrot Cauliflower Rice Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing. It’s Paleo, Vegan, and made in under 30 minutes. Perfect as is, or with a protein of choice.
Green Goddess Fig Nourish Bowls
Quick and Easy Green Goddess Fig Nourish Bowls! These plant powered nourish bowls are packed with super greens, healthy fats, nature’s candy (Fruit and Figs), and topped with homemade green goddess dressing. Paleo, Vegan, and Whole 30 friendly, too!
This is normally just a newsletter I send out every Sunday, but I thought.. what the heck, let’s share it live! Plus I was out of town FEASTING in NYC ALL WEEK. I need all the Healthy Lunch Inspirations I can get for this next week. Haha!
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OMG! so so so good! love these recipes and I thank you for sharing them!
♡Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com
I am pretty much blushing over here because you know EXACTLY what I am going to say. You mind-reader, you. lol
yes! and I also think you are thinking we should live in the same city so we can FEAST together on squash and salmon!
YOU SEEEEEEE!!!! YOU CANNNNNN read my mind! LOL!
Kristy from Southern In Law
These all look increeeeeeeeeedible! Sheet pan meals are always a winner in my book !
i so agree Kristy!
Carrie this fit chick
Oh wow the green goddess fig bowls sounds AMAZING! Really loving the sound of those flavors!
Oh carrie, you will love it!
Analida's Ethnic Spoon
I am drooling over the pear, goat cheese, and kale salad! I can’t wait to make it. I actually make my own goat cheese.
OMG i need that goat cheese recipe!! YUM!