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15 Clean Eating Recipes for Lunch
Clean Eating Lunch Recipes: Greek Salad with Pita Croutons
Lighten up your favorite Greek fare with this chopped salad that's rich in antioxidants as well as anti-cancer compounds, thanks to the loads of olives in it. Use sprouted grain bread.
Get the recipe: Greek Salad with Pita Croutons
Clean Eating Lunch Recipes: Raspberry, Avocado, and Mango Salad
Fill up on raspberries on your next visit to the farmers' market for a dose of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. This sweet salad will help boost your immunity.
Get the recipe: Raspberry, Avocado, and Mango Salad
Clean Eating Lunch Recipes: Rosemary and Zucchini Flatbread
The zucchini on top of this no-fuss flatbread pumps up your potassium intake while letting you skip the pizza delivery (and unwanted calories). Serve with a side grape salad on sprouted grain bread with silvered almonds for a tart treat for your taste buds.
Get the recipe: Rosemary and Zucchini Flatbread with Grape Salad
Clean Eating Lunch Recipes: Chunky Vegetable Salad
Lose weight, not muscle. This veggie salad is loaded with nutrients that protect your joints and heart (just skip the pinch of sugar).
Get the recipe: Chunky Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette
Clean Eating Lunch Recipes: Baja-Style Chicken Bowl
Silence your Chipotle craving with this at-home fix. Just don't resort to store-bought salsa. Make your own by pulsing tomatoes, cilantro, onion, garlic, and lime juice together in a food processor.
Get the recipe: Baja-Style Chicken Bowl
Clean Eating Lunch Recipes: Roast Beef Wrap
Greasy Chinese takeout can leave you sluggish for your 3 p.m. meeting. Fuel up with fiber with these wraps that are loaded with veggies and grass-fed, lean roast beef. Cut down on prep time by making the fillings on Sunday night, and assembling once you get to work.
Get the recipe: Roast Beef Wrap
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Clean Eating Lunch Recipes: Creamy Tomato and Carrot Soup
Meal prep gets pretty easy with this recipe from Melissa of My Whole Food Life. If you're wary about buying broth, make your own by boiling any veggies you have lying around and then simmering for a few hours. Swap almond milk for DIY cashew milk to make it even cleaner. Strain any remainders that haven't boiled down and you're done! Bonus: You'll have backup broth for your next batch of soup.
Get the recipe: Creamy Tomato and Carrot Soup
Clean Eating Lunch Recipes: Mediterranean Barley Salad
Take a break from greens! This barley salad throws eggplant—a veggie that's packed with potassium, folate, and other vitamins—together with mint and tomatoes for a simple, summery dish.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean Barley Salad
Clean Eating Lunch Recipes: Kale, Grapefruit, and Hazelnut Salad
It's totally OK if you look forward to the croutons in your salad (we do too!). This recipe lets you enjoy croutons without empty calories—they're made from tofu, not bread.
Get the recipe: Kale, Grapefruit, and Hazelnut Salad
Clean Eating Lunch Recipes: Easy Lemon Lentil Soup with Spinach
Pre-packaged soups are often brimming with sodium. Some have more than twice the recommended daily intake. Boil up your own bowl at home—the juice from the tomatoes in this recipe thickens up broth without any preservatives.
Get the recipe: Easy Lemon Lentil Soup with Spinach
Clean Eating Lunch Recipes: Herbed Quinoa with Shrimp and Zucchini
This recipe is so good it's a no-brainer: Make it for lunch and save the leftovers for a heat-and-eat dinner the next day. Quinoa steps in when you're craving carb-filled pasta, and shrimp is a good source of vitamins, minerals, and lean, low-cal protein.
Get the recipe: Herbed Quinoa with Shrimp and Zucchini
Clean Eating Lunch Recipes: Papaya and Olives with Brown Rice
Superfruit papaya is high in beta-carotene, which promotes eye health as well as providing vitamin C and other infection-fighting minerals. Pick a ripe papaya by making sure there's plenty of red and yellow on its green skin. Or stick it on a sunny windowsill for a day or two before slicing up and serving.
Get the recipe: Papaya and Olives with Brown Rice