Easy healthy lunch ideas—gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo recipes perfect for a quick and healthy lunch.
Reenergize your lunch routine with any one of these easy-to-make paleo lunch recipes. With popular lunch time fare such as BLTs, salads, wraps and more, you can eat paleo and still enjoy your favorites.
These creative recipes use avocados, lettuce, nori, and even meat instead of bread for sandwiches and wraps. And paleo-friendly ingredients like riced veggies, fruit, nuts, and seeds round out the fillings and toppings. The best part about these healthy lunch ideas is that each one is loaded with fresh vegetables, protein, and healthy fats to keep you going until dinner.
So whether you're eating at home or brown bagging it, these healthy lunch ideas are a quick and easy way to make your lunch gluten-free. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Read my full disclosure policy here.
Avocado Tuna Salad – Cook Eat Paleo
Paleo avocado tuna salad is an easy gluten-free lunch recipe ready in 5 minutes with just 4 ingredients. Reminiscent of old school tuna salad, this recipe is quick enough to mix up right before serving so your avocado stays fresh.
No Bread BLT – Step Away from the Carbs
All the goodness of a classic BLT, but made paleo-friendly by using the bacon weaved together for the bread. Be sure to use a bacon without additives.
Vegetable Nori Wraps With Sunflower Butter Dipping Sauce – Gourmande in the Kitchen
These wraps are filled with tasty vegetables and served with a soy-free dipping sauce (made with coconut aminos). This portable lunch is gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.
Pork Apple Meatball Kabobs – the Healthy Foodie
Grilled apples on a kabob next to bacon wrapped meatballs, and served with heaps of fresh vegetables will make this lunch unforgettable.
Mason Jar Chicken Fajita Salad – Pink When
This salad is filled with delicious, seasoned fajita meat, veggies, a little cilantro, and topped with lettuce. Packed in a jar, it’s the perfect portable lunch. Take along a container of easy balsamic chipotle dressing to drizzle on when you're ready to eat. Better yet, add the salad dressing to a cup that fits into the top of your mason jar.
15 Minute Turkey Cranberry Lettuce Wraps – Real Food Whole Life
Fast, simple, and healthy, these 15-minute turkey cranberry lettuce wraps make a delicious lunch and come together in just minutes.
Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Cucumber Jicama and Ginger – Simply Recipes
The salmon is paired with a delicious salad and served in lettuce leaves with some avocado slices.
Power Greens Salad with Blueberries and Almonds – Kalyn’s Kitchen
This delicious healthy salad has power greens, blueberries, and almonds to help you eat your superfoods and this delicious salad is vegan, paleo, and gluten-free!
Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts – Cook Eat Paleo
This version is pure paleo—organic chicken, fruit and vegetables, with healthy fats from the walnuts and olive oil. No mayo in sight, and it’s gluten, grain, and dairy-free.
Beef and “Rice” Burrito Bowls – Cook It Up Paleo
Making a burrito bowl takes less time than picking up take out. This recipe uses cauliflower rice for the base, leftover taco meat for the protein, and is full of healthy veggies. Perfect for lunch!
Try one of these easy paleo healthy lunch ideas to help you satisfy your midday hunger. They are dairy-free, gluten-free and packed full of nutritious vegetables and protein.