5 healthy lunch salad ideas for work

Usually I try to eat different meals everyday. I always prepare and cook just enough for 1 meal every time as I don’t like to have leftovers and is also a good way to avoid food waste.

Furthermore, I would not like to eat the same thing for several days even if sometimes with leftovers you can be really creative and make amazing dishes. 

I don’t know you, but I cannot stay a day without eating veggies. Actually if I think about it, all my daily meals have veggies.

I can easily say that I’m a veggie lover! 

Veggie lover…yep, that’s me πŸ˜‰

Potatoes, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, leafy greens, artichoke, asparagus, beans, peas, cabbage, cucumber, fennel etc….name them all, I like them all! 

Salads? I can eat salads every single day but sometimes can become boring. To avoid that, I try to change and alternate them everyday. There are so many ways to keep your salads exciting.

Having said this, being closed in the office from Monday to Friday, for me there’s no better lunch than a healthy salad.Β 

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Is not only filled with things I like but it also fills me up as is loaded with proteins, flavour and crunch. 

Another thing I like is that having a healthy salad for lunch, it doesn’t make me feel sleepy as you feel after eating a heavy meal, and I can continue with my work without problems. 

Now let’s see how to eat salad every day and like it?

It is very simple: you just need to play with the greens available and mix them with proteins, fibers and a little bit of crunch. 

In this way, everyday you’ll eat a different salad.

As an example let’s see what I had for lunch this week.

Let’s see 5 healthy salad ideas:

Monday 

Leafy greens and tuna salad (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

Leafy greens and tuna salad

This is a very easy salad, ready in 5 minutes made with lettuce, radicchio and tuna flakes and for a touch of crunchiness a few pumpkin and sesame seeds and almond flakes. Everything seasoned with a good extra virgin olive oil and that’s it. 

Tuesday

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Salad made with red and green cabbage, red peppers, carrots, ham and for the crunchiness sunflower and pumpkin seeds, seasoned with extra virgin olive oil.

Wednesday

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Red and green cabbage, chickpeas, tuna flakes and sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds seasoned with extra virgin olive oil.

Thursday

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Herbed chicken breast with fresh romaine lettuce, corn kernels, edamame, olives and croutons seasoned with extra virgin olive oil.

Friday

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Romaine lettuce with with carrots, chickpeas, capsicum, Shoyu firm tofu, croutons seasoned with extra virgin olive oil.

My seasoning is almost every time a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil or sometimes I may add a good balsamic vinegar and I usually enjoy my salad with 1 package of crackers. 

All these salads are way below 500 calories each but they are filling and healthy salads that will power you through any work day

Full of protein and fiber these quick and easy salads are an easy way to keep exciting your lunch everyday. 

The herbed chicken breast I usually cook it during the weekend and I have it ready during the week. 

For the rest, all the salads I make them the night before and pack in a meal-prep container so that I can simply grab it and go in the morning.

What about you? What do you have for lunch everyday? Are you a veggies eater?

Remember to eat your daily veggies and stay healthy and safe everyone!

And if you want a few more salad ideas you may enjoy the below:

Happy weekend!

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      1. Yes, very true! One time someone told me β€œoh no, I don’t eat salads as I’m not a cow” πŸ™ˆπŸ˜† or β€œI’m not on a diet”…πŸ˜‚ they don’t know what they miss πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹

    1. Hahaha…I’m glad you’re a salad eater πŸ₯— Healthy and delicious at the same time! The perfect combination πŸ˜‰ Yes, I love Greek food but I need to experience it more πŸ˜‰β˜ΊοΈ

  1. So, when I come over, I will be having lunch and desserts at your place, right? Salad for lunch sounds healthy and delicious. This will be followed by baked goodies😍😍😍 (for lunch #2 and dessertsπŸ˜‰)

  2. This is the post I needed to see. I’m trying to figure out how to include more vegetables in my diet. Lots of good examples here. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you very much! Oh yes, when I was back home I used to eat them in winter time too…☺️ there are so many ways to eat them even in winter time πŸ˜‰

  3. Perfect 😍 A delicious Greek salad πŸ˜‹ I should start my salad again, been skipping lately, will start again 😁 a gentle reminder for me start on my salad πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Have a lovely weekend πŸ€—πŸ€—

  4. Thanks for the tips Ribby! I love veggies but only veggies day after day is boring. There was a time when my husband and I decided to go full salad for a month to lose weight. More than a week into the plan and I was on verge of tears even with variation πŸ˜‚

    1. Oh no…πŸ˜– I know it can be boring, for this reason I’m always looking for different combinations too πŸ˜‰ and so far is working…but we eat salads only for lunch, then dinner is normal: meat or fish with veggies of course πŸ˜‰
      Going only with salads for a month I guess is very difficult πŸ˜ƒ

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you like them! Eating salad for lunch is not only healthy but also tasty and the good thing is that only our imagination is the limit as salads can be done in so many ways πŸ˜‰

  5. They all look super yummy. I always make sure that I bring lots of healthy foods/salads for my lunch at work. Yes, I know that going through the effort of thinking up ideas for lunch at work and making my own food seems like a lot, I also know that the effort is good for my wallet and for my health. Happy International Women’s Day πŸ™‚ Aiva πŸ™‚ xxx

    1. Thank you very much Aiva! Yes, sometimes can take a little bit of time to prepare the lunch for work but is so well worth it for our health and for our wallet of course πŸ˜‰ I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday and I wish you all the next to be the same πŸ˜‰

  6. This is amazing!! I love making salads especially during Summer. I always find you can never go wrong with adding sweetcorn to salad πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you very much! Yes, the great part is that are endless ways of making a delicious salad, you never can get bored of it πŸ˜‰ I do like corn in the salad too πŸ˜‰

  7. I love salad, my Mum taught me to love it back in my early teens. There is so much you can do with a salad and it does make a healthy lunch at work.
    I used to take salads to the office, but even better now due to Covid, I have been working from home for a year, so everything I need is at my fingertips.
    Your salads look delicious. Similar to ones I would create, but I often forget the little things, like sesame seeds etc. Thanks for that idea.

    1. I’m very glad you like them! At home is definitely better πŸ˜‰ I do like to add a little bit of crunch or toasted flavor to my salads and sesame seeds, almond flakes or sunflower or pumpkin seeds are just perfect πŸ˜‰ Enjoy them and always stay healthy!

  8. Wow! Wonderful and yummy looking Salads.
    I think such colorful salads can also be made to provide good nutrition to kids, who can otherwise be a bit fussy, although mine are not as fussy as some other kids I have seen.

    1. For sure! If you get them from when they’re little to like veggies is even better πŸ˜‰ most salads are colorful and kids can have fun eating them πŸ˜‰

  9. My favorite salads are tuna-, chichen-, salmon-, and feta salad. Lettuce I don’t really eat, need something more to salad, something substantial what makes it tasty!

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