Healthy Lunch Recipes

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

6 Simple Sandwich Makeovers

Build a better (and healthier) sandwich. Registered Dietitians Mary Simpson Creel and Jackie Newgent, CDN, show you six key ingredients that enhance both nutrition and flavor.

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Chicken salad sandwich
Randy Mayor

Pair With: Chicken Salad

Try it: Since dried fruit is more concentrated than fresh, it’s sweeter. Use it to satisfy a sweet craving healthfully by pairing dried cranberries with a savory chicken salad (shown here). “Stir in pecans for a little texture and crunch, and serve on a whole-grain hamburger bun with fresh lettuce,” Creel says.

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25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

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