Tired of drive-thru? Try these 5 healthy lunch options that are easy on-the-go!


It’s noon and your stomach is starting to rumble. You haven’t planned your lunch so it looks like it’ll be another day going through the drive-thru. While you know that fast food isn’t good for your health or your wallet, it’s just the quickest and easiest option on such little time. So you continue to feel bloated, tired, and a little poorer as the day goes on.

The comforting part is you’re not alone. This is a common habit many people have. And the good news is, with a little effort, it’s an easy habit to break! It just requires a little bit of time, effort, and planning!

I’ve recently started packing my lunch the night before and it’s been a total game changer for me. I don’t have to wake up early, I know exactly what I’m putting in my body, and I save more money!

To help you get started, I’ve put together five quick lunches to get you through the week. And guess what? They’re all so easy and quick to make, so you have no excuses! Get out of that fast food line and in the kitchen.

  1. Turkey Wrap

    What’s not to love about a turkey wrap? Use a wheat tortilla, turkey sandwich meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and light mayo.

  2. Bean Burrito

    This one’s simple and quick. Throw black beans, egg whites, veggies (onion, tomato, peppers), avocado, and cheese (go easy!) on a wheat tortilla and you’ve got one filling burrito!

  3. Chicken Balsamic Salad

    In my opinion, there’s nothing better than a salad! This is my favorite from our collection of iFit recipes. Fresh basil, tomato, cucumber— YUM! Find the recipe here.

  4. Chicken Salad Sandwich

    Mix up some chicken, halved grapes, celery, and a little light mayo. Then stuff it all into a pita pocket. Easy peasy!

  5. Last Night’s Leftovers

    This one is my personal favorite. I’ll purposely make extra for dinner so I can eat it the next day for lunch! Why cook multiple times a day when you can just have leftovers? Homemade soup is one of my favorites because it tastes the same, if not better, the next day.

If you’re worried about not making it through the day, pack a couple snacks! Nuts, berries, apples, bananas, carrots, or celery are several healthy and easy options to throw in with your lunch if you need a little something extra.

These are just a few lunch ideas to get you started. That way, you don’t find yourself in a nasty cycle of eating out for lunch because you have no other option. Initially this will take some time and adjustment. The beauty of this is it’ll only take a portion of your time every night, or morning, depending on your personal preference. Now when you leave your front door with a healthy lunch in hand, your day will already be off to an amazing start!

Jessica Preece

WARNING: This post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFit assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.