15 Healthy Brown Bag Lunches

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Brown bagging it to work every day can get challenging when trying to be creative, make healthy choices, and add some spice to the daily work lunch. Here are some healthy lunch choices, some can be made the night before to save time in the morning when you are trying to get the kids and yourself out the door!

  1. Wraps made with whole wheat tortillas, containing either lean cold cuts or lowfat cream cheese topped with veggie slices. Even the classic PB and J (peanut butter and jelly) is healthier in a wheat wrap.
  2. Single portion-sized cups of unsweetened apple sauce or fruit without added sugar.
  3. Trail mix made with cereals, nuts, pretzels, dried fruit or raisins, and a few chocolate morsels.
  4. Low fat cheese spread on whole wheat crackers.
  5. Individual serving-sized packages of low fat yogurt, cottage cheese, or yogurt smoothies.
  6. Baby carrots, celery sticks, or apple slices with dips made from yogurt or low fat sour cream.
  7. Mini-burritos made with rice and black beans or refried beans in a tortilla with tomato salsa. These can be heated or eaten cold.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/9/2017

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