8 lunches that aren’t a sandwich


Fall is a great time to reorient your goals and get yourself back on track. If you are headed back to your campus, or have kids going back to school, you may be scrambling to plan out healthy lunches. A sandwich is a quick go to, and most people can find enough fillings they like to put between 2 slices of bread and call it good.

But is good? I’m not necessarily anti-bread, but I am against taking whole foods, processing them to death, and adding artificial ingredients/nutrients in to make it food again. And if you have an any issues with wheat or gluten, bread is pretty much out of the question. Most gluten free breads on the market have the same issues I listed above, sometimes even more so to make up for the lack of taste and texture.

Even if you’re not ready to abandon your sandwich, you could mix it up and take something else for lunch 1 or 2 days a week. I searched through the interwebs and found some fun recipes for lunches that don’t require bread. Browse through this list below and see if anything looks appetizing!

If you’re curious how these lunches fit into a healthy lifestyle and how to calculate your macros, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll help you get started.

Bon appetite!


Egg Roll in a Bowl


BLT Salad


Antipasto Salad
Antipasto salad is an easy no-cook weeknight meal. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo - perfect when you don't want to turn on the stove. | cookeatpaleo.com


















California Turkey and Bacon Wraps With Basil Mayo
California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo are fresh, filling, and come together in minutes! #glutenfree | iowagirleats.com

Mini Pizza Quiches
pizza mini quiches school lunch

Mexican Chop Salad
Mexican Chopped Salad with Greek Yogurt Cilantro Lime Ranch | Cooking Classy


















Quinoa Burrito Bowl
Super delicious and filling Quinoa Burrito Bowl with creamy Avocado-Lime Dressing



















Chicken Fajita Lunch Bowls
Chicken Fajita Lunch Bowls (Make Ahead). Make this recipe on Sunday and have all of your work lunches ready for the week!