Easy Lunch Recipes

Here you will find over 120 quick and easy lunch recipes no matter what type of afternoon meal you’re craving. I’ve got you covered with a wide variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches, along with snacks for those days when you feel like you need a little more to munch on.

Need a few suggestions? Try the all-time reader favorites like Bean Salad and Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad or slurp your way through my Vegan Chili and Butternut Squash Soup.

Tuna Melt as one of the easy lunch recipes

The best part: All one of these salads, soups, or sandwiches can be combined with one another for a filling meal.

And whenever you are in need of a mid-morning or afternoon snack, make sure to try my Homemade Kind Bars or pick one of the incredible snack recipes below.

Enjoy any one of these easy lunch recipes during work, school, or play - no brown bag required.

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Easy Salad Recipes

Salads are the perfect lunch (or dinner). Vibrant, colorful, and packed with fresh ingredients that will keep you satisfied until dinner time.

And when I speak of salads, I am not just talking about easy green salad recipes, but all types of salad. 

Easy and quick quinoa salads such as Mediterranean Quinoa Salad or protein-packed Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad. They are filling, satisfying, and offer an abundance of plant-based protein to give you sustained energy throughout the day. So go ahead – get tossing!

Easy Soup Recipes

Homemade soup recipes are the perfect make-ahead meal since they actually taste better as leftovers the next day and freeze beautifully, too. Here are some of the best soup recipes, including classic Vegetable Beef Soup, Stuffed Cabbage Soup, and Lentil Soup.

A few fresh ingredients, a large bowl, and your favorite spoon are all it takes to relax by the fireplace with a piping hot bowl of soup that’ll warm you from the inside out.

Easy Sandwich Recipes For Lunch

Sandwiches are the ultimate comfort food between sliced bread – literally. With an endless number of good sandwich combinations, lunch will no longer be an afterthought.

Make a hot Tuna Melt in less than 30-minutes or stick to a gourmet Chicken Caprese Sandwich.

Easy Snacks For An Afternoon Pick-Me-Up


Here are the best easy snack recipes for every day cravings, including granola, yogurt parfaits, nuts, dips, nachos, and more.

And let me tell you, they are perfect for every day snacking – satisfaction guaranteed! I love Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for an on-the-go snack or midday energy boost. But this homemade Muhammara Recipe is the perfect dip with fresh sliced veggies or crackers for those days when a party snack idea is what you need.

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