Healthy Lunch Recipes

Make your midday meals count with one of our tasty and healthy lunch ideas.

22 Healthy Lunch Ideas

Our definitive guide to a healthy lunch on the go—complete with nutrition-boosting tips, make-ahead strategies, and tasty pack-and-go recipes.

Mr. Stripey Tomato, Arugula, and Pancetta Sandwiches

Mr. Stripey Tomato, Arugula, and Pancetta Sandwiches

Update your lunch routine with this new spin on the classic BLT. Mr. Stripey tomatoes are a variety of heirlooms with pale, yellow skins with a pinkish-orange blush, occasionally with green stripes. Substitute a beefsteak or other large, firm tomato. Pancetta is Italian cured bacon that gets cooked in the oven (no splattering on the cook-top). Substitute regular cured bacon, if desired. Prepare the mayonnaise mixture and cook the pancetta up to one day ahead.

Smart Packing Tip: To prevent soggy sandwiches, pack separate zip-top bags of tomato slices, arugula, and bread, and then assemble the sandwiches just before eating. Toasting the bread before packing also helps keep everything crisp.

View Recipe: Mr. Stripey Tomato, Arugula, and Pancetta Sandwiches

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