12 Healthy Lunch Ideas to Lose Weight


To help you lose weight, I am sharing 12 healthy packed lunches. Half of each balanced lunch contains vegetables, 1/4 protein, and 1/4 carbohydrates.

My packable lunches differ slightly from the weight loss meals that I ate throughout summer (you can view those healthy meals right here!). These lunches follow my plate diet, except that instead of dividing the grains and fruits into separate categories, I have been eating 1/4 of the meal carbohydrates. So I can choose between a cereal or a fruit.

Table of Contents

  • Healthy Lunch #1
  • Lunch #2
  • Healthy Lunch #3
  • Healthy Lunch #4
  • Healthy Lunch #5
  • Healthy Lunch #6
  • Healthy Lunch #7
  • Healthy Lunch #8
  • Healthy Lunch #9
  • Healthy Lunch #10
  • Lunch #11
  • Lunch #12
  • Healthy Lunch Ideas for Weight Loss

The Macro Plate is a great option for weight loss. It includes half your meal of vegetables. For weight maintenance, I use Myplate meal planning method. and get some extra carbs!

Instead, I have been using meal prep containers that I bought at Walmart for $3.46 each. They have the best seal and my dressing doesn’t leak into the other compartments. Here are more portions of lunch boxes

If there isn’t a Walmart near you, you can also order red containers from Amazon. But, they are not as impressive. The dressing can leak into the other compartment. These will not work if you have liquids inside.

This fall, I began grad school. I have been taking my lunch to school every day and sharing it on my stories.

Here’s a list of all the meals I have taken to school, in case you didn’t see it. ( Some of these are available on my 30-day meal plan here

Always try to eat.

1/2 my meal veggies

1/4 protein and

1/4 carbs!

Healthy Lunch #1

  • Ground turkey and mustard
  • White rice
  • Bolthouse dressing, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers

#2: Weight Loss Lunch

  • Ground turkey and avocado
  • Oranges
  • Cucumbers, bell peppers, and Bolthouse Dressing

Healthy Lunch #3

  • BBQ Sauce on Chicken Breasts
  • Russet Potato
  • Cucumbers and broccoli, as well as peppers and carrots

Healthy Lunch #4

  • Protein: Chicken breasts
  • Carbs – Apples
  • Vegetables: Carrots and cucumbers with Bolthouse dressing

Healthy Lunch #5

  • Protein : Ground turkey with barbecue sauce and cheese
  • Carbs : Rice with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  • Veggies

Healthy Lunch #6

  • Protein: Chicken breasts
  • Carbs: Potatoes
  • Vegetables: Green salads, carrots, and Bolthouse dressing

Healthy Lunch #7

  • Protein: Chicken breasts
  • Carbs – peaches
  • Vegetables: Red peppers, carrots, cucumbers, and Bolthouse dressing

Healthy Lunch #8

  • Protein: Steak
  • Carbs : Peaches
  • Vegetables: Carrots and cucumbers. Grape tomatoes. Bolthouse dressing.

Healthy Lunch #9

  • Protein: Ground Turkey
  • Carbs – Low carb Healthy Noodles
  • Vegetables: Zucchini, and Spaghetti Sauce

Healthy Lunch #10

  • Protein White fish (I used Feast Mode Honey BBQ seasoning for both the fish & the rice).
  • Rice
  • Veggies Carrots, broccoli, and laughing cow cheese

Lunch #11

  • Protein – Chicken thighs
  • Rice
  • Vegetables: Carrots and cucumbers with Bolthouse dressing
  • Built bar (My affiliate The Built Bar coupon code for is HEALTHBEET

Lunch #12

  • Protein: Tuna
  • Carbs: Naan bread
  • Veggies: Carrots, lettuce


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