12 Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas to Make at Home

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March 6, 2023
Andi Gleeson

Forget boring old ham and cheese sandwiches. These easy lunch ideas will perk up your midday meal!

What do you like to eat for lunch? I can’t tell you how many hundreds (thousands?) of frozen burritos I have eaten over the past ten years or so. I have plucked a burrito from the freezer, heated it, topped that baby with salsa and sour cream, and enjoyed it for lunch nearly every day of the week for months at a time. For some reason, I never ever get tired of it.

12 Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas - Forget boring old ham and cheese. These easy lunch ideas will perk up your midday meal!

12 Easy Lunch Ideas to Make at Home in No Time

Cutting wheat from my diet has made it a little harder to keep up with my burrito habit. There are gluten-free versions, but they are either expensive or less than good. Plus, let’s face it: Eating fresh food is a lot healthier than a frozen, processed burrito even if it’s made from quality ingredients, right? When I don’t have leftovers available for lunch, I’m going to start branching out with some of these other quick and easy lunch ideas!

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps - A quick and healthy lunch! #glutenfreeTuna Salad Lettuce Wraps | The Weary Chef

Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich | Yummy Healthy EasyAvocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich | Yummy Healthy Easy

Baked Corn Tortilla Cheese Dogs | Simply GloriaBaked Corn Tortilla Cheese Dogs | Simply Gloria

Greek Vegetarian Sandwiches | Lemons for LuluGreek Vegetarian Sandwiches | Lemons for Lulu

Healthy Chipotle Chickpea Salad | The Grant LifeHealthy Chipotle Chickpea Salad | The Grant Life

Light Ranch BLT Chicken Salad Sandwich | Krafted KochLight Ranch BLT Chicken Salad Sandwich | Krafted Koch

Avocado Tuna Melts | Dizzy Busy and HungryAvocado Tuna Melts | Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Strawberry Peanut Butter Quesadillas | Two Healthy KitchensStrawberry Peanut Butter Quesadillas | Two Healthy Kitchens

Mediterranean Pita Pizzas - Dinner doesn't get much easier than this!Mediterranean Pita Pizzas | The Weary Chef

Creamy BBQ Chicken Wrap | Wonky WonderfulCreamy BBQ Chicken Wrap | Wonky Wonderful

Peanut Butter Apple Cinnamon Honey Sushi Rolls | Mom on TimeoutPeanut Butter Apple Cinnamon Honey Sushi Rolls | Mom on Timeout

Sausage Dogs | Call Me PMcSausage Dogs | Call Me PMc

Andi Gleeson

10 comments

Tash
9 years ago

The avocado and chickpea sandwich + the apple pb rollups look amazing!! Such good ideas, thanks for putting them up here! I can’t wait to try them both :) New takes on comfort food!

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks, Tash! Glad you like it :)

Kelly
9 years ago

What a great roundup Andi! I am always looking for new lunch ideas and can’t wait to try some of these out! I really love your tuna lettuce wraps since I’ve been cutting down on the amount of gluten I eat too :) Pinning!

Andi
9 years ago

I need new ideas too! Good luck with cutting gluten. I don’t think it has been that bad at all if that makes you feel any better about it :)

Danielle | Krafted Koch
9 years ago

You can never have too many quick lunch ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks, Danielle. That chicken salad sounds delicious. I have to try it!

Cathy Travis
9 years ago

Thank you for the great ideas to make for my work lunch! I am always eager to change it up.

Andi
9 years ago

You’re welcome, Cathy! I hope you found some recipes you’d like to try.

Liz
9 years ago

All lovely recipes. Thanks Andi.

Andi
9 years ago

Thank you, Liz :)

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