Food & Recipes

11 Lunches That Will Keep You Full Until Dinner

If you find yourself looking forward to meal times during the work day, then you’re not eating the right things at lunch. Lunchtime is a crucial point of the day, and if you do it right, you’ll be plenty full until dinner.

So, while you may hit a wall at 3:00, you won’t also be craving a snack, which will help you focus for the last couple of hours of work.

Check out these 11 recipes that will keep you full from lunch to dinner. Get ready for better, more productive days because you can tackle anything when you stomach is full.

1. Veggie Rice Bowl

You can’t go wrong with this easy-to-make, filling jar full of brown rice and veggies. It’s a great way to enjoy, right at your desk. Get the recipe.

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2. Chicken Pita

This lunch item is not only tasty, it’s full of protein, which will help keep you fuller longer. Get the recipe.

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3. Salmon Chickpea Salad

This veggie filled salad is a healthy take on pasta salad and is sure to be delicious while keeping your belly filled. Get the recipe.

The Crepes of Wrath

4. Sweet Potato & Bean Quesadillas

Roasted sweet potatoes and refried beans make a uniquely scrumptious spread for tortillas. Get the recipe.

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The Pretty Bee

5. Lunch Bowl

Building a lunch bowl in the perfect way will definitely keep you from getting hungry before dinnertime. All you need is a grain base, greens, protein and toppings of your choice. See how it’s done here.

Divine Caroline

6. Avocado & Grilled Chicken Salad

A Mexican-inspired salad that full of chicken, corn and avocado sounds like just the kind of thing I want to have for lunch. This recipe even tells you how to make your own chipotle lime ranch dressing. Get the recipe.

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7. Quiche

A slice of quiche is a great thing to throw inside of your lunch box. The great thing about this is how customizable they are, but this Mediterranean version is a good place to start. Get the recipe.


8. Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are good, no matter what time of the day it is. So, if you want your lunch to be packed with fruit and veggies, give one of these a try. Get the recipe.

Minimalist Baker

9. Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spicy chicken, quinoa and avocado inside of a lettuce leaf is just the kind of thing that’ll hold you over until dinner. Get the recipe.

Sugar Dish Me

10. Peanut Butter, Banana & Honey Roll-Ups

This is a sweet, yet healthy way to treat yourself during lunch. Protein-packed peanut butter and banana are sure to be plenty filling. Get the recipe.

Mitzi Dulan

11. Shrimp & Avocado Salad With Miso Dressing

This Asian-inspired dish is packed full of flavor with spicy shrimp and miso dressing. It certainly won’t disappoint you, right up until dinnertime. Get the recipe.

Pinch Of Yum

Give any of these recipes a try for a more fortifying lunch break. Here’s to a productive workweek without any hunger distractions!

[h/t: Spoon University]