When I first started my weight loss journey lunch was my biggest issue. At the time, I worked full-time outside the home and either forgot my lunch or didn’t even bother to make it. I remember starving by 10:00am (because I didn’t pack snacks either) and heading over to the campus coffee shop to drop $10 on a sandwich and bag of chips. Or grabbing pretzels and a candy bar. Lunch played a big role in keeping me overweight.
I know lunchtime is also a big issue for many of you, especially if you work outside the home. It’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of everyday life and forget about lunch until it’s too late. If you can relate this then I suggest taking time to meal prep lunches every Sunday for the week.
That’s exactly what I did.
Every Sunday I’d prep my lunch for the week so all I needed to do in the morning was grab and go. This made a huge difference. I ate healthier, felt better throughout the day, and saved tons of money. If you want more information on once a week food prep then check out this post.
I compiled a list of my favorite make-ahead lunches that I prepare during Sunday meal prep. Some of these recipes take less than a half hour to make and others can simmer in the crockpot while you do other things. Each one is healthy and can be prepared ahead of time for the week. Make-ahead instructions are in with each recipe.
If you struggle with lunches then I know these make-ahead recipes will be the solution you need to make a healthy lunch a priority.
Mason Jar Salads
“No mayo” Tuna Salad Wrap (or sandwich)
Low-carb ‘no bread” wraps
These are a few of my favorite make-ahead lunch recipes. You can view all of my recipes here.
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