10 Packable Lunch Ideas

If you're looking for ideas to pack for lunch that are easy, convenient and easy to transport, check out this list of package lunch recipes!

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Whether you’re at work, school or on the move, read on for 10 delicious Packable Lunch Ideas that are anything but bland! Easy to make, packed with flavor and healthy, these luscious lunches are perfect to keep you on track for the rest of the day.

Recipe roundup of 10 packable lunch ideas

From big Buddha Bowls to vibrant veggies sandwiches, this is a list of delicious packable lunches you’re going to love. What makes the perfect packed lunch? Something that’s easy to make ahead, travels well and tastes great! Packing your own lunch is can be healthier, more cost effective and sometimes even tastier!

Tips for Packable Lunches

  1. Get organized. Buy a separate set of food storage containers to set aside specifically for your lunches. There’s nothing worse than rummaging around the kitchen in the morning for a food container when you’re already running late!
  2. Use mason jars for salads. Mason jars are great vessels for vibrant salads because they are sturdy and compact. Opt for wide mouthed jars so you can eat from the jar or dump into a bowl.
  3. Make a plan. Just like meal prepping for dinners, it’s a good idea to plan out your lunches for the week ahead of time so you can be prepared and shop accordingly.
  4. Keep your salads undressed until ready to eat. Place your salad dressing in a separate container.
  5. Know your greens. When prepping ahead know which greens are sturdy and which are not. It’s best not to slice up avocado too far in advance and greens like kale are more durable than spinach.
  6. Plan for dinner leftovers to use for lunch. Try to cook a bigger batch so you have leftovers for lunch. When cleaning up dinner, put your leftovers straight into lunch containers then into the fridge or freezer.

10 Packable Lunches

Veggie and hummus sandwiches stacked on top of each other with small bowl of hummus in background
lunch, Sandwich

Hummus Veggie Sandwich

This delicious humus veggie sandwich is quick and easy to make and perfect for lunch on the go. Loaded with fresh vegetables, it's bold, vibrant and easily customizable.
10 minutes
5 from 20 votes
Tuna salad on a slice of bread with lettuce
Main Course

Healthy Tuna Salad

This recipe for Healthy Tuna Salad is lightened up by using greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise; it has less calories and less fat, but is still so flavorful
15 minutes
5 from 1939 votes
Two bowls of macaroni egg salad with spoon in one bowl
Salad, Side Dish

Macaroni Egg Salad

Simple and easy to make, this no mayo macaroni egg salad is made with yogurt for a lighter and healthier summer side dish that's still creamy
27 minutes
5 from 132 votes
Plate of three pitas stuffed with roasted cauliflower served with lemon wedges.
Main Course

Vegan Cauliflower Pita Sandwiches

Vegan pita sandwich filled with roasted cauliflower generously seasoned with bright Mediterranean spices, fresh tomatoes, crisp lettuce, and tahini!
45 minutes
5 from 27 votes
Closing the salad jars
lunch, Salad

Vegetarian Cobb Salad

This Vegetarian Cobb Salad is a meatless recipe, made with hard boiled eggs and chickpeas – full of protein and great for meal prep in jars!
10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
Final Greek Pasta Salad recipe in a large bowl with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, olives and feta cheese

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad is a light, fresh and easy summer salad full of sweet tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, olives and feta cheese all tossed in a homemade dressing!
23 minutes
5 from 27 votes
Strawberry caprese salad in large bowl with serving utensils in bowl
Salad, Side Dish

Strawberry Caprese Salad

Strawberry Caprese Salad is a refreshing summer salad bursting with fresh flavors. Easy to make, this sweeter version of caprese is vibrant and fun to try!
20 minutes
5 from 4 votes
Overhead shot of chopped salad with ingredients layered in rows over lettuce.

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Make this Mediterranean Chopped Salad for a large crowd. It's full of veggies, chickpeas, feta cheese, and olives and tossed in a lemony herb dressing!
15 minutes
5 from 349 votes
Avocado chicken salad served in a croissant for an easy lunch sandwiche

Avocado Chicken Salad

This Avocado Chicken Salad is a lightened-up version of the classic chicken salad made without mayonnaise- eat on its own or with a croissant
10 minutes
5 from 72 votes
Quinoa buddha bowl made with chickpeas and sweet potatoes and topped with avocado

Quinoa Buddha Bowl

This vegan Quinoa Buddha Bowl is filled with nourishing roasted sweet potatoes, kale, crispy chickpeas, avocado and a tangy tahini dressing!
40 minutes
5 from 150 votes

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Recipe roundup of 10 packable lunch ideas

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