Do you often make sure your kids have a delicious, nutritious lunch but then scrounge for yourself? Here are 7 simple healthy lunch ideas for moms!
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Lunchtime can get a little crazy for moms of little ones. By the time you fix something for the kiddos and get them started, it’s often difficult to find the time or energy to make something healthy for yourself.
Or, if you’re a mom who works outside the home, by the time you’ve packed everyone else’s lunch bags, coolers, diaper bags, school bags, etc., you probably often find yourself throwing whatever bits of leftovers you can scrounge up into your own lunch bag!
I love finding lunch ideas that are simple and easy to cook or throw together but that still offer me the nutrition I need.
Here are 7 simple, healthy lunch ideas that I make on a regular basis:
7 Simple, Healthy Lunch Ideas For Moms
Avocado Egg Toast
Spread some mashed avocado on a piece of toast, add a layer of spinach, and top with a sliced hard-boiled egg. Season with a little garlic salt and pepper.
Related Post: How to Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot
Simple Salmon Salad
Make a simple salad with your choice of greens, salad fixings (ideas: peas, roasted veggies, avocado, cheese, walnuts, sunflower seeds, chia seeds), and canned salmon. Toss with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper.
These are SO versatile and so filling! Cook up a batch of brown rice on the weekend (I use my instant pot) and portion for the week.
Get creative by trying different protein, healthy fat, and veggie combinations, then season with salt & pepper.
**My favorite combination is fried egg, avocado, and green beans. I know, it sounds weird, but it’s delicious!!
Grill a BIG batch of chicken one night for dinner and refrigerate/freeze the leftovers. Combine with spinach, avocado, and tomato on a spinach or tomato wrap, put it on a salad, turn it into chicken salad, or use it in a grain bowl.
Taco meat (beef, chicken, pork, turkey, or a staple for our family – venison), avocado, tomato, corn, beans, and a little bit of cheese on a bed of lettuce.
**You can use any kind of toppings you want! You don’t even need meat if you include beans, and you could substitute black olives for the avocado for another great source of healthy fat!
Eat on a bed of spinach or kale.
**My favorite tuna salad of all time is this one from Natasha’s Kitchen!
Simple Crab Salad
Mix chunk or flake style crab with a little mayo (or avocado for a healthier option), dill weed, garlic salt, and pepper. Eat on a bed of greens OR as a sandwich with some spinach.
Now you have 7 simple healthy lunch ideas – one for each day of the week! Were there any that you’ve tried before? Any that you never would have thought to try? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!
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