I have the worst memory, that is for sure! I could’ve sworn that I never put together a roundup of Whole30 and Paleo lunch recipes, as of this morning.
I legitimately laughed out loud when I realized after searching that I’ve posted not just one, but two other lunch roundups prior to this one, on the exact same week over the past two summers!
Consistency can be a good thing though, because there’s nothing I need more this time of year than some good fresh lunch recipes to throw into the meal-prep rotation! Let’s face it – school is creeping up, and I’m faced with the reality that I’ve let my schedule sliiiiide just a little bit, meaning less structure, less meal planning and prep.
We definitely all need a bit of a break from it sometimes anyway, planning and packing non-boring Whole30 lunches isn’t exactly the most inspiring task I’ve come across since my first Whole30. Whether it’s for myself, kids, or husband, I’m always in need of new ideas.
Lunch often feels like a chore – to put it very mildly 😉 It’s typically not our favorite meal of the day, since it’s often rushed, and you might also feel limited with what you can eat if you’ll be out of the house. With just a little bit of planning though (we can do this!) paleo and Whole30 lunches can be delicious, filling, healthy, and easy to prepare.
Whether you’re packing your lunch for work, school, or simply because you’ll be out of the house all day these 20 Whole30 + Paleo lunch recipes will have your needs covered. And don’t worry – I’ve freshened up my old roundups to reflect new recipes from the past year! I wonder if I’ll have lunch amnesia next year as well – time will tell!
*Just a note – Every single one of these recipes can be prepped ahead of time or fully made ahead of time, and reheated as needed throughout the week. I separated them into cold and hot lunches so there’s something for you no matter what you’re craving!
But first, what to pack your lunch in? (Click Pictures for Info)
Okay, let’s get started with some of my favorite Whole30 + Paleo lunch recipes!
20 Whole30 + Paleo Lunch Recipes
1. Chicken salad with Bacon and Scallions via Paleo Running Momma – a personal fave!
2. Shrimp Cobb Salad with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette via Paleo Running Momma
3. Classic Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps with Bacon and Scallions via Paleo Running Momma
4. Almond Butter Sesame Zoodles – via Paleo Running Momma – Great warm or cold!
5. Greek Chicken Salad via Jay’s Baking Me Crazy
6. Healthy Lettuce Wraps via 40 Aprons
8. Grilled Chicken Roasted Cauliflower Meal Prep Bowls via Food Faith Fitness
9 . Asian Chopped Salad via The Healthy Little Peach
10. BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad with Brussels sprouts and Kale via The Real Food Dietitians
11. Salisbury Steak Meatballs via Paleo Running Momma
12. Beef, Veggie & Bacon Bowls with Fried Plantains via Paleo Running Momma
13. Mexican Cauliflower Fried Rice via Paleo Running Momma
14. Spinach Artichoke Twice Baked Potatoes via Paleo Running Momma
15. Chicken Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potatoes via Paleo Running Momma
16. White Chicken Chili with White Sweet Potatoes via Paleo Running Momma
17. Paleo Hamburger Soup via Food Faith Fitness
18. Instant Pot BBQ Chicken via Paleo Running Momma
19. Fajita Chicken Bowls via Jay’s Baking Me Crazy
20. Pumpkin Chili via Paleo Running Momma
I hope you try and enjoy several of these recipes! Let me know in the comments if there’s another meal roundup you’re interested in seeing.
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