11 super simple healthy lunch ideas

A food post coming your way! Putting together a nutritious and filling lunch doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, you can get by with a rotation of a few options, which you can throw together onto a plate to make the right lunch combo every single day.

All you need to know is the ratio. To create the perfect plated meal, use about a handful of protein, about a palm-size of healthy fat and fill the rest of the space with veggies. There you go!

Today, I’m sharing a look at some of my recent super simple lunches, all of which took very little time to prepare. And outside of the fried or runny eggs (which can easily be replaced by hard-boiled eggs), these meals can also be eaten totally cold, straight from your lunch-box in the fridge at work, if that’s what your situation calls for. Veggies and meats can be prepped in advance, as well. 

11 super simple healthy lunch ideas

11 Super simple and healthy lunch ideas by A Lady Goes West

Quick, colorful and easy, these 11 meals each include healthy fats, protein, carbs and most importantly, valuable nutrients in the veggies. And you’ll see, they have very similar ingredients, because healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated. Ready, set, eat …

Avocado toast with an egg and sauerkraut lunch by A Lady Goes West

One whole mashed avocado on gluten-free toast with two fried eggs on top and sauerkraut on the side, all coated in turmeric.

Broccoli, eggs, sauerkraut and avo lunch by A Lady Goes West

A bunch of roasted broccoli cooked with coconut oil, half of an avocado and three fried eggs, all topped with turmeric.

Grass-fed beef burger, sweet potato, sauerkraut and avo lunch by A Lady Goes West

One baked white sweet potato, a grass-fed beef burger topped with half of an avocado and sauerkraut on the side.

Bone broth, veggie burger, eggs, sauerkraut and avo lunch by A Lady Goes West

A spinach veggie burger, two hard-boiled eggs, a mug of hot bone broth, half of an avocado and sauerkraut, all topped with green salsa and turmeric.

Toasted pita with almond butter, Greek yogurt and mashed sweet potato by A Lady Goes West

One toasted gluten-free pita topped with crunchy raw almond butter, with mashed sweet potatoes and a dollop of full-fat Greek yogurt on the side.

Bone broth, sweet potatoes, eggs and avo lunch by A Lady Goes West

One baked sweet potato, two fried eggs, a mug of hot bone broth and half of an avocado, all topped with turmeric. 

Bone broth, zucchini, sauerkraut, eggs and avo lunch by A Lady Goes West

A bunch of roasted zucchini, two hard-boiled eggs, a mug of hot bone broth, half of an avocado and sauerkraut, all topped with turmeric.

Bone broth, butternut squash fries, eggs and avo lunch by A Lady Goes West

Tons of roasted butternut squash fries covered in cinnamon, two runny eggs, a mug of hot bone broth, half of an avocado and sauerkraut, all topped with turmeric.

Caulilower rice, sauerkraut, eggs and avo lunch by A Lady Goes West

Lots of cauliflower rice sautΓ©ed in coconut oil and covered in green salsa, avocado, sauerkraut, two hard-boiled eggs and half of an avocado.

Eggs, potatoes, sauerkraut and avo lunch by A Lady Goes West

A few slices of roasted purple sweet potato, sauerkraut, two runny eggs and half of an avocado topped with hot sauce and turmeric.

Bone broth, butternut squash fries, avo and eggs lunch by A Lady Goes West

A mug of hot bone broth, half of an avocado, roasted butternut squash fries covered in cinnamon and two fried eggs.

And there you have it! As you can see, there are only a handful of foods used on rotation in these meals, and I can assure you they are all filling, delicious and never get old. Happy eating, my friends! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week, and I’ll see you back here for some favorites soon. Be well!

For more insight into what my grocery shopping looks like, check out this busy gal’s guide to healthy and easy staples at Trader Joe’s or my meal prep plan. And if you like these food pics, head on over to Instagram, where I share real-time meals at least once a day. πŸ™‚ 

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32 Comments

    1. Hi Susie! I love the crunch of a salad, but haven’t been making them at home very much. I like crunch in all my meals! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Caroline! No, I don’t follow a gluten-free diet. However, naturally, most of the foods I eat during the week (veggies, meats, eggs, etc.) do not contain gluten. The reason this bread is gluten-free, is because I really like it! πŸ™‚

  1. I am always drooling over your lunches. I love HB eggs but wish I could make fried eggs everyday for lunch, but I eat at work. Usually I have a piece of fruit and a salad with some chicken, roasted veggies, and either pumpkin seeds, almonds, or avocado for a healthy fat.

    1. Hi Patricia! I know — transporting fried eggs does not go well — but hardboiled are tasty too. Sounds like you have a delicious and healthy lunch! Good work!

  2. I love seeing your lunches on IG! Great inspiration! You totally got me into the sweet tater and egg combo πŸ˜‰ My go-to right now is baked chicken with zucchini, bell peppers, spinach and berries- all on a plate!

    1. Fruit and veggies and meat all on one plate? You go girl! πŸ™‚ And when I first starting eating sweet potatoes and eggs MANY years ago, people thought it was weird, but it’s TOTALLY a thing now. Did I start it? hahahha

  3. Oh man thank you–always looking to change up the old lunch routine. I pack a lunch for work and love to switch it up! I havent had butternut squash fries in ages, it’s time to change that! What brand of GF toast did you use/like?

  4. I get so bored with lunch options and am constantly looking for ways to mix it up, especially since I have to be able to transport everything to work! I love the idea of those butternut squash fries. My go-to is brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, chick peas, and hard boiled eggs. Super filling and all of my favorite foods on one plate.

    1. Hi Emily! Those are my faves too! I used to bring Brussels to work EVERYDAY, but then I got sick of them and subbed in a new veggie heheh. But I’m back on them again! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Anne! These veggie burgers are from the freezer section by Dr. Praeger’s — they are SUPER healthy, and I bought a box of them from Whole Foods. Totally recommend them!

      1. I wondered if they were Dr. Praeger’s! I’ve never tried that brand before but will definitely look for them the next time I’m out. Thanks!

  5. Ashley,

    My favorite is the mashed avocado on toast – I actually have that about 3 times a week!

    another favorite of mine is a Turkish recipe called “Pirasa” made from leeks. Incredibly delicious, you can make large batches and use it for a couple of days and it tastes great hot or cold.

  6. Love these easy and simple lunch ideas, especially as most are vegetarian. I wonder why you like turmeric so much…I’ll have to look up the health benefits. Thanks for the tips!

    1. Hi Susie! I like the taste of turmeric, and the color — but it’s supposed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which is why I put it on everything!

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