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30 Healthy Weekday Lunches You Can Make in Less Than 30 Minutes

StyleCaster | Hannah Hickok

When Sunday night rolls around, the last thing you probably want to think about is what you’ll be eating for lunch for the next five days. But come Monday at 1PM, faced with the prospect of the same boring turkey sandwich or meh salad, you’ll definitely be singing a different tune. So, why not relegate weekday takeout to the once-in-a-while status it deserves, and take your Monday-through-Friday lunch game up a notch?

These 30 good-for-you and seriously fast recipes can be whipped up the night (or morning) before work, saving you major time, money, and calories. Bonus: It feels awesome to eat something homemade in the middle of the day, giving you a burst of motivation and energy to tackle your afternoon to-do list.

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Spring Harvest Bowl with a Dill-Shallot Vinaigrette

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Herby Avocado and Egg Salad Sandwich

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Chopped Kale Salad with Nectarines

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Super-Simple Avocado Pasta Salad

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Lentil and Chickpea Salad Sandwich

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Nourishing Quinoa Bowl

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Greek Grilled Chicken and Hummus Wrap

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Triple-Berry Kale Salad

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Three P Salad: Peas, Pistachios, and Protein

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Hippie Bowl with Quinoa, Carrots, Radishes, Avocados, Kale, and Fried Egg

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Barbacoa Beef Bowl

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Creamy Miso-Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Ten-Minute Easy Couscous Salad

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Tomato-Basil Israeli Couscous Salad

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Pasta Salad with Jalapeno Pesto

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Rainbow Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad with a Maple-Lime Dressing

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Mediterranean Loaded Veggie Sandwich

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Warm Lemony Olive Potato Salad

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20-Minute Bean and Cheese Tacos with Two-Ingredient Vegan Cheese

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15-Minute Salmon and Quinoa Salad

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Roasted Polenta with Avocado and Radishes

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Spinach-Pesto Pasta

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Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

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Warm Brussels Caesar with Bacon-Ciabatta Croutons

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Goat Cheese and Veggie Sandwich

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Portobello Fried Rice

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Gourmet Egg Salad Sandwich

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15-Minute Jerusalem Salad

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Lemony Shaved Asparagus Salad with Farro, Arugula, and Edamame

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