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12 (Under 400 Calorie) Lunches That Will Keep You Fit And Full

It's important to get that lunchtime meal just right.

There’s no excuse for ruining those healthy eating habits just because a 3:00 craving kicks in. No way! Once you start to use these 10 low calorie, but filling recipes, you’ll have a brand new lunchtime routine that won’t leave you snacking once that lunch break is over.

These meals are light and delicious and easy to pack up and take with you to work. Just a little meal prep before ever heading out of the door in the morning will have you eating well and staying full until you can get home to that healthy dinner you’re going to prepare.

See 10 recipes that will give you something to look forward to (besides taking an hour away from the computer) during your lunch hour.

1. Veggie & Hummus Sandwich

You know veggies taste better with a little hummus on them, so why not put them in a sandwich together for a filling and delicious meal? Get the recipe.


2. Rainbow Quinoa Salad

This is almost too pretty to eat. Almost. With all of those bright colors, this will definitely remind you of summer, and that’s got to brighten your spirits and make the work day that much better, right? Get the recipe.


3. Healthy Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is delicious— but too much mayo is your enemy. That’s why this recipe uses Greek yogurt, instead. Get the recipe.


4. Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I’m always in the mood for pizza, and healthier cauliflower crust version makes it easier to eat, well, anytime I feel like it. So, all of the time. Get the recipe.

Damn Delicious

5. Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spicy buffalo chicken on a bed of light, crisp lettuce? Sounds like my kind of lunch. Get the recipe.

Joyful Healthy Eats

6. Zucchini Lasagna

This healthy zucchini lasagna is going to become a staple in your household. Eat it for lunch and dinner if you like. It’s just that good. Get the recipe.

Skinny Taste

7. Cucumber Sushi Rolls

These little cucumber slices stuffed with rice and veggies are too cute not to pack in your lunch. Just warn your co-workers— there will be no sharing! Get the recipe.

Live Eat Learn

8. Healthy Banana Split

If you’re in the mood for a sweet little pick-me-up come lunchtime, why not make a healthy “banana split” with yogurt, granola and fruit. Mmm. Mmm. Get the recipe.
Simple Healthy Kitchen

9. BLT Summer Rolls

Bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado? I think I’m in lunchtime heaven. Get the recipe.

Avocado Pesto

10. Cauliflower Fried Rice

Rice is filling and delicious, but not always the healthiest. Try it with cauliflower rice or by cooking rice in a way that will cut the calories in half. Get the recipe.

As Easy As Apple Pie

11. Mason Jar Salad

Never underestimate the power of a Mason jar. Not only are they great for holiday gift ideas, but they can also make for an ideal container to stash a healthy lunch. Learn how to pack the perfect mason jar salad without getting anything soggy, and you’re on your way to the perfect lunchtime salad.

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12. Avocado Toast

Because can you really ever go wrong with a solid avocado toast recipe?

You’ve never looked forward to lunchtime like this before! Go on and eat up!

[h/t: PopSugar] Additional reporting by Simplemost staff.