6 Satisfying High-Protein Lunches

Are you looking for healthy, portable lunches to take with you to work or while you run errands all day?

It’s hard to stay on track, so remember that proper planning prevents poor performance. If you know you’re going to be out of the house all day, get a little cooler and take your lunch and snacks with you so you don’t have to scramble and leave yourself open to splurging on the convenience of a fast food restaurant.

Below are some nutrition-boosting, low-calorie, tasty and healthy ideas that emphasize fresh in a delicious way:

Chobani and Laughing Cow veggie spread

Top this veggie spread with fresh veggies and you’re set! The whole sandwich is about 130 calories, 8 grams of protein and 3 grams of fat.

Top this veggie spread with fresh veggies and you’re set! The whole sandwich is about 130 calories, 8 grams of protein and 3 grams of fat.

Little Italy chicken pitas

Sun-dried tomato vinaigrette and chicken filling make this a delicious, light and protein-packed meal.

Sun-dried tomato vinaigrette and chicken filling make this a delicious, light and protein-packed meal.

Protein-packed quinoa patties

Get ready for a simple lunch you can make for your family or yourself. It's high in protein and easy to pack for a portable lunch.

Get ready for a simple lunch you can make for your family or yourself. It’s high in protein and easy to pack for a portable lunch.

Eggs nested in sautéed chard and mushrooms

Throw a little olive oil, chopped onion, fresh chard and mushrooms in a pan, top with an egg and you have this delicious meal for lunch or breakfast.

Throw a little olive oil, chopped onion, fresh chard and mushrooms in a pan, top with an egg and you have this delicious meal for lunch or breakfast.

Salmon patties

Pair these salmon patties with kale with pumpkin seeds for super-flavor and nutrition.

Pair these salmon patties with kale with pumpkin seeds for super-flavor and nutrition.

Chickpea sandwich spread (vegetarian/vegan)

This recipe makes about eight sandwiches and although it's vegan, it is full of protein.

This recipe makes about eight sandwiches and although it’s vegan, it is full of protein.

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