Are you struggling to come up with Whole30 lunch ideas? Meal planning is hard. It requires a great deal of thought, shopping and reading labels. That’s why we decided we’d help save you some time by giving you simple lunch options.
Simple Whole30 Lunch Ideas
Breadless Sandwich Wrap
First, be sure to find deli meat that is Whole30 approved. Then, lay out your deli meat and top with your choice of avocado, pickles, lettuce, cucumber, tomato or carrots. Roll it all up like a little burrito and dip into your choice of plan-compatible dressing.
You can’t use traditional mayo in tuna salad, but it should still hit the spot for this all-time favorite. And since Whole30 aims to be as clean and natural as possible, you need to use wild-caught tuna. Mix tuna with an approved mayo (you can even make your own), red onion and celery. Season to taste with salt, pepper and a hint of garlic powder.
Perfect for a hot day, a cobb salad is cool and satisfying. In a bowl of mixed green lettuce, add your favorite meat like shrimp or chicken. Prepare your salad with chopped hart-boiled egg, avocado, green onion, tomato and cucumbers. You can even toss in a little chopped bacon. Remember to be sure your meat is clean and free of any nitrates or nitrites.
Zucchini Noodles and Meatballs
If you’re missing your weekly pasta dish, give this dish a try. Serve with no-sugar marinara sauce for a healthy and filling meal. You may have to make your meatballs since it can be difficult to find any that are both store bought and Whole30 compliant. But if you do make your own, make it worth your time by doubling the recipe and storing some in the freezer!
Who says eggs are just for breakfast? Add sausage, mushrooms and onions for a little extra flavor. You could even pair these with a side of blueberries or dried banana slices.
Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Bowl
Since you can’t have actual rice, this idea subs cauliflower rice in place of the real thing. Top with shredded rotisserie chicken or diced grilled chicken. Then, add some avocado, a few squeezes of lime and salsa for a nice kick of flavor.
Packing Your Lunch
There’s always the good old brown bag or cooler tote you can use to pack your lunch, but why not kick it up a notch? There are several great bento box container options that help take the boring out of lunch.
Lunch Bots offers several stainless-steel container sizes to fit all of your needs. There are dip containers, thermal food jars and divided containers (which help with portion control, too). The divided sections also encourage healthy finger foods like nuts, olives and carrots.
In an effort to prep your lunches in advance for the week, you could consider these BPA-free plastic storage containers. The key to sticking to any meal plan is preparation. You can stock these containers with your various lunch items on Sunday, and you have your lunches ready for the week. Just grab and go on your way out the door!
See, Whole30 lunch ideas shouldn’t be overwhelming. What’s even better is that you can eat these Whole30 lunch ideas for dinner, too! Make a plan now so that this 30-day body reset works just as it should. It doesn’t have to be fancy. It just has to be Whole30 approved!