Jeff Brady’s 12 healthy packed-lunch ideas

Release Date: September 3, 2015

  • Leftovers are always great to have for lunch the next day.
  • Try a taco salad: baked corn chips, black beans, shredded cheese, lettuce and guacamole or salsa.
  • Veggie wraps; hummus, spinach, tomatoes, string cheese and grapes.
  • Spinach salad. Use light dressing and a protein of your choice — beans, tofu, chicken, tuna — and a piece of fruit.
  • Tuna salad on a whole wheat bagel thin, mixed fruit, pickle spear and baked sweet potato chips.
  • Peanut butter and banana sandwiches on whole wheat bread with carrot or celery sticks and low-fat yogurt.
  • Turkey on whole wheat with mustard, whole grain Goldfish and mixed fruit.
  • Egg salad on whole wheat and a piece of seasonal fruit.
  • Homemade vegetable pizza with a fruit cup.
  • Hummus with whole wheat pita slices and raw vegetables — carrots, sliced bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, sugar snap peas — and 100 percent fruit juice.
  • Chicken salad with whole wheat crackers, string cheese and fresh fruit — watermelon, blueberries or strawberries.
  • Homemade macaroni and cheese.

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