19 Healthy Portable Lunches Anyone Can Make

Because buying lunch adds up, yo

When you’re rushing all day, it can be hard to have a healthy lunch.

Americans spend around $1,000 on lunch every year, so save yourself some dough and try out these delicious, portable lunches you can throw in your bag ad eat anywhere.

Walnut Cranberry Kale Salad

kale salad

Photo by Chelsea Ayukawa

The combination of sweet corn, earthy walnuts, and fresh kale is irresistible. Recipe here.

10-Minute Curry Chicken Salad


Photo by Ashleigh De Simone

With fresh lemon and savory curry, this twist on chicken salad is anything but boring. Recipe here.

15-Minute Vegetable Tofu Stir-Fry With Sesame Ginger Sauce


Photo by Katherine Baker

This simple and delicious stir-fry will satisfy your lunch hanger pains without making you feel bloated. Get the recipe here.

Tomato, Mozzarella, Ham and Basil Mason Jar Salad

mason jar salad

Photo by Max Bartick

This simple Italian salad is as fresh and delicious… and it only takes 15 minutes. Here’s how to make it.

Arugula Strawberry Feta Salad

feta salad

Photo by Keikichi Littleton

This delicious and fresh salad combines savory arugula, sweet strawberries and feta to create a light lunch. Recipe here.

Lemon Tahini Farro Salad with Kale

farro salad

Photo by Nathalie Kent

This savory combo is sure to please, and the farro helps keep you full and energized throughout the afternoon. Get the recipe.

Mashed Chickpea and Kale Protein Salad

mashed chickpea

Photo by Alyssa Loebig

Sunflower seeds + chickpeas + kale? Yum. Recipe here.

Deconstructed Sushi in a Mason Jar

sushi jar

Photo by Gabby Phi

Because rolls are hard. Swap white rice for brown for a healthy and filling meal. Get the recipe here.

Veggie-Packed Chicken Fajita Salad

veggie bowl

Photo by Megan Prendergast

Get your protein and your veggies on with this fajita salad. Recipe here.

kale salad

Photo by Katherine Baker

Vegan never tasted better. Here’s how to make it.

Beet and Feta Salad

beet and feta salad

Photo by Becky Hughes

This delicious salad is the perfect grab and go, and can be eaten warm or cold. Get the recipe here.

Tomato Cucumber Salad

tomato salad

Photo by Lynden Orr

This simple cucumber and tomato salad with a lemon balsamic dressing is perfect for days when the weathers warmer. Learn how to make it here.

fruit salad

Photo by Julia Maguire

Switch up your lunch with this fruit packed salad with tahini dressing. Get the recipe here.

corn salad

Photo by Krysten Dorfman

This energizing lunch is packed with protein and veggies. Make it here.

taco salad

Photo by Julia Maguire

Amp up your lunch with black beans and all the avocado you could want. Recipe here.

lemon quinoa

Photo by Kelda Baljon

Switch up your quinoa salad with this easy citrus and veggie dish. Get the recipe.

Bougie Grapefruit Shrimp Salad

shrimp salad

Photo by Christin Urso

This unexpected combo is the perfect way to switch up your lunch game. Try it here.

Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Salad

seet potato

Photo by Sarah Kamensky

Goat cheese pairs perfectly with this savory sweet potato salad. Here’s how to make it.

Spicy Peanut Noodles


Photo by Rayna Mohrmann

The best way to use up your leftover peanut butter, plus you have a built in container. #NailedIt Get the recipe here


This article was originally published on April 8, 2016 by Giselle Waters