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Healthy Lunch Recipes That Are Tasty and Easy

Healthy Lunch Recipes That Are Tasty and Easy

A healthy lunch doesn’t need to be boring and difficult to make. Here is a collection of healthy lunch recipes that you can try even though you have a busy schedule. Pick a different recipe every day and enjoy your lunch every time.

California Club Croissant Sandwich

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    California Club Croissant Sandwich recipe is an easy lunch (or dinner) sandwich with 2 types of cheese and 3 kinds of lunch meat in one flavorful sandwich!

    Avocado Egg Salad Roll Ups

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      These roll ups made of avocados and eggs are simply full of protein and will make you full!

      Moo Goo Gai Pan

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        This savory Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe is a kind of Chinese stir fries rich in veggies and moisture!

        Avocado Egg Salad (mayo-free!)

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          Mayo-free avocado egg salad makes an easy go-to lunch recipe that made of just a few easy-to-get ingredients!

          Paleo Strawberry Avocado Salad

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            A Paleo Strawberry Avocado Salad recipe that’s topped off with a delicious and creamy strawberry and lime vinaigrette. Healthy, easy and super yummy!

            Thai Chicken Lunch Bowls

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              Thai chicken’s taste fresh with a bit sour taste that tones up your mid-day!

              Greek Chicken Bowls

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                Insanely delicious Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls. Greek Marinated Chicken, cucumber salad, tzatziki, red onion, and tomato, served over brown rice.

                Loaded Veggie Salad with Chickpeas and Black Beans

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                  This veggie salad contains a variety of ingredients, ranging from avocados to onions, definitely a healthy choice!

                  Blueberry Chicken Salad with Rosemary

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                    Turn leftover cooked chicken into something fabulous with this Blueberry Chicken Salad with Rosemary featuring heart-healthy avocado oil mayo.

                    Ground Pork Carnitas Tacos

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                      Ground Pork Carnitas Tacos give you the same taste as slow cooked pork carnitas, but in only 30 minutes! The tasty ground pork mixture is spooned into soft tortillas then topped with salsa verde, cotija cheese, cilantro, and pickled onions.

                      Paleo Curry

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                        Healthy, delicious and so easy to prepare. Made with chicken thighs and all kinds of veggies. Add it to your meal plan!

                        Mediterranean Chopped Salad Pitas

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                          A different outlook and source to your lunch with Mediterranean food, mixed with cucumber and other all-so-green ingredients!

                          One-Pan Paleo Bacon Wrapped Chicken

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                            One-pan Paleo bacon wrapped chicken that’s easy enough for a weeknight, seriously delicious, and with sugar free bacon.

                            Avocado Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

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                              Chicken salad lettuce wraps lightened up with healthy avocado and NO mayonnaise at all! These wraps are going to quickly become a lunch favorite.

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                              Vegan Tacos with Chickpeas and Smoky Mayo

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                                Vegan tacos with chickpeas are a super quick, easy and tasty vegan/vegetarian taco recipe for lunch or dinner. Served with a smoky aquafaba mayonnaise.

                                BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls

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                                  BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowl is an easy, customizable lunch option that is great both hot or cold!

                                  Creamy Potato Soup

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                                    Creamy Potato Soup – A super easy soup that is thrown in the slow cooker.

                                    BLT Pasta Salad – 15 Minute Meals & Family Favorites

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                                      Quickly done pasta salad with lettuce and bacon, stirred with yummy sauce!

                                      Paleo Sandwich Rounds

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                                        Paleo Sandwich Rounds recipe is suitable for any sandwich filling or hamburgers. Grain/nut/dairy free.

                                        Vegetarian Wrap with Provolone and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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                                          This vegetarian wrap will leave you feeling full and satisfied thanks to protein-packed provolone cheese and hummus.

                                          Taco Salad

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                                            A lovely taco salad that is easy to carry and cute to look at. Rich in flavor and texture with tacos, beans and vegetables!

                                            Quinoa Taco Salad

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                                              Enjoy this vegan Quinoa Taco Salad made with 5 ingredients in 2 easy steps. A plant-based, gluten free, Mexican delight with quinoa, salsa, and black beans.

                                              Thai Tuna Power Bowl

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                                                Having some tuna at your lunch to tune up the bowl of vegetables!

                                                California Club Chicken Wrap

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                                                  Shredded chicken, mango, avocado and bacon are the stars in this easy California Club Chicken Wrap that is perfect for a weekday.

                                                  Turkey Ranch Club Wraps

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                                                    Get this Turkey ranch club wrap with turkey and bacon for lunch!

                                                    Grilled Summer Vegetable Quesadillas

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                                                      These Grilled Summer Vegetable Quesadillas eat with two different kinds of sauces to enrich the flavor!

                                                      Healthy Homemade Instant Noodles (Sesame Ginger)

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                                                        A recipe for DIY healthy homemade instant noodles, made with real vegetables and whole-wheat pasta. Sesame ginger flavored!

                                                        Paleo Bacon Garlic Avocado Burger

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                                                          Bacon avocado Paleo burger! Loaded with fresh basil & garlic. Topped with a creamy white sauce & red onion. Soft grain free buns are to die for!

                                                          Feed Your Sweet Potato Obsession with These Make Ahead Wraps

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                                                            There are sweet potatoes and caramelized onions which means this is the farthest thing from a sad desk lunch.

                                                            Healthy Quinoa Summer Salad

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                                                              Healthy and green salad with quinoa and avocados, suitable for vegans!

                                                              Turkey Bacon Ranch Wraps – Like Mother Like Daughter

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                                                                These delicious Turkey Bacon Ranch Wraps are easy to make and eat, wrapped with different ingredients.

                                                                Strawberry Pecan Chicken Salad with Green Tea Citrus Vinaigrette: Fun Quick Summer Meal

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                                                                  Fresh spinach, strawberries & scallions, team with rotisserie, pecans and an easy vinaigrette featuring the same Lipton Green Tea Citrus Iced Tea that will be served with it as a beverage.

                                                                  Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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                                                                    These Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are vegan and gluten-free, and very easy to make.

                                                                    Easy 30-Minute Turkey Chili

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                                                                      Turkey chili to change your taste for once with tomatoes and red kidney beans!

                                                                      Lentil Spinach Soup

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                                                                        Lentil spinach soup spiked with cumin and smoked paprika. It’s gluten-free and suitable for vegans!

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                                                                        7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                                                        7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                                                        Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                                                                        Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                                                                        1. Exercise Daily

                                                                        It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                                                                        If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                                                                        Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                                                                        If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                                                                        2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                                                                        Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                                                                        One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                                                                        This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                                                                        3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                                                                        Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                                                                        Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                                                                        Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                                                                        4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                                                                        Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                                                                        The basic nutritional advice includes:

                                                                        • Eat unprocessed foods
                                                                        • Eat more veggies
                                                                        • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                                                                        • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                                                                        Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                                                                          5. Watch Out for Travel

                                                                          Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                                                                          This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                                                                          If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                                                                          6. Start Slow

                                                                          Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                                                                          If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                                                                          7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                                                                          Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                                                                          My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                                                                          If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                                                                          I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                                                                          Final Thoughts

                                                                          Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                                                                          Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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