Eating Clean at Work: Office-Friendly Meal Ideas

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If you are trying to follow a clean eating diet and find yourself wondering what to eat when you are at work and away from home, you are in the right place. Here are some office-friendly meals that will keep you feeling full and your diet clean.

1. BLT Pasta Salad

Closeup of a BLT pasta salad in a white bowl.
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This BLT pasta salad is a tasty lunch you are sure to enjoy. The combination of bacon, lettuce, tomato, and pasta is delicious and flavorful, and it is also office-friendly. However, you might want to consider adding the dressing at the office so your pasta doesn’t become soggy. 

2. Pesto Turkey Sandwich

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If you are looking for a “grown-up” turkey sandwich that will hold up until lunchtime, then check out this healthy pesto turkey sandwich. This tasty sandwich combo is great year-round, but it’s also a nice way to use up any leftover holiday turkey you might have. 

3. Cobb Salad Wraps

A Cobb Salad Wrap cut in half. The halves are stacked on top of each other on a white piece of parchment paper.
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Cobb salad wraps are the perfect portable lunch for work. Chicken or turkey, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, bacon, avocado, and tomato all come together for a delicious, clean-eating, healthy lunch you’ll love!

4. Apple & Gouda Kebabs

Apple & Gouda Kabobs in a small lunch container on a table next to some books.
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Who says lunch has to be a sandwich or a wrap? Shake things up with these apple and gouda kebabs. These tasty kebabs can be put together in minutes with gouda cheese, apples, and cherry tomatoes. This could also be a tasty workday snack!

5. Chicken Avocado Salad

A closeup of an avocado half stuffed with chicken avocado salad.
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This healthy chicken avocado salad is perfect for lunch at work. Full of protein and healthy fats from the chicken and avocado, with a flavorful dressing to pull it all together beautifully. Your co-workers will be jealous of this tasty lunch salad! 

6. Greek Couscous Salad

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This delicious Greek couscous salad is perfect for a clean eating lunch at work. Couscous, olives, chickpeas, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, and avocado are combined for a hearty, healthy lunch that you will really enjoy!

7. Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

A white crock filled with cheddar broccoli soup on a wooden table.
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If you have a thermos, you can take a clean-eating hot lunch to work. This broccoli cheddar soup is perfect for brightening up a chilly day. Pack some crusty garlic bread to go with it, and lunch is ready to go. 

8. Healthy Taco Soup

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This healthy taco soup is filled with pasta, black beans, ground turkey, tomato sauce, and seasonings for a delicious and hearty soup. This soup is the perfect hot lunch for a cold and dreary day. 

9. Easy Tuna Wrap

A tuna wrap lays cut in half and stacked so you can see the tuna and lettuce inside.
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Lunch doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious or part of a clean-eating diet. These tasty tuna wraps are easy to make, and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen right now. 

10. Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

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This butternut squash and quinoa salad has tasty roasted butternut squash, quinoa, chickpeas, and pecans in for a filling, clean-eating workplace lunch. There are lots of additional ingredients you can add to make it your own, like veggies, sweet potatoes, and feta cheese. 

Prefer Sandwiches? Try One Of These!

A closeup of a Carolina Gold BBQ Chicken sandwich topped with creamy coleslaw on a whole grain bun.
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If you prefer sandwiches to wraps, I’ve gotcha covered there, too. Here’s a fabulous collection of sandwich recipes that taste amazing and might actually be good for you, too.

Need Dinner Ideas Too?

A dutch oven with a cooked whole chicken topped with rosemary twigs.
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Sick of the same ol’ chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

A skillet filled with ground turkey, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado and garnished with fresh parsley.
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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here are 17 meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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