Lunch Options That Are Both Simple and Good For You


Balanced pasta salad is healthful. It usually includes cooked pasta, non-starchy veggies, meat, cheese, or beans.  Pasta salad is cool and keeps well in the fridge and lunchboxes.

Italian pasta salad


“Dump and go” slow cooker lunches are easy. Make them on the weekend for weeklong lunches or in the morning for a hot lunch.

Slow-cooker lentil soup


The combination of peanut butter and banana makes these roll-ups perfect for kids. Bananas are one of the best sources of potassium, which helps maintain blood pressure. 

Peanut butter and banana roll-ups


Easily assembled taco or burrito bowls provide a healthy lunch. Prepare the ingredients ahead of time, put them in separate containers in the fridge, then construct your bowl during mealtime.

Sweet potato black bean meal prep bowls


Cheap canned tuna dinners. Healthy fat and protein fill you up. Simple ingredients make this healthful tuna salad with cranberries great for bread, crackers, or lettuce cups.

Healthy tuna salad with cranberries


One of the easiest dishes to make, veggie quesadillas help youngsters eat more vegetables. Eating veggies reduces illness risk and extends life.

Veggie quesadillas

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