Healthy & Quick Lunch Recipe Roundup with Glad

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Hurray for longer days! However, I’m not “hooraying” about the fact it’s pitch black at 730 am as I type this. It makes me want to crawl back into my cozy bed for another 2 (read: 6) hours. But I’m going to keep on trucking because I have some amazing recipes to share today for my healthy lunch recipe roundup!

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How amazing do these open face turkey sandwiches, quinoa pizza bites, shrimp seviche tacos and fajita stuffed avocados look? With spring just around the corner, I can’t stop eating things that remind me of warmer weather, like tacos and fajitas! The reason behind this roundup is I was selected by BlogHer to do a post on healthy lunches and snacks and how you can easily save time using Glad plastic wrap and storange containers.

The main point of the post was about preparing healthy lunches and snacks for kids, but since the only child I have is a 12 pound shih tzu, I thought I’d talk about something i just dread talking about…ME! 🙂 My profession requires me to cook, a lot, so most of my lunches include leftovers. This is where my love and obsession for Gladware comes in. Not only does food stay fresh longer when placed in Gladware, it makes it SUPER easy to take on the go. Since I work part time at a winery, I do have to take my lunch to work 3 – 4 days out of the week, so it really helps to have things I can easily stash in a lunchbox. (Plus, Gladware = instant bowl!)


Eating healthfully is hard, but that’s not even the hardest part if you work fulltime at an office. The hardest part is finding a healthy, filling meal that can also be transported without any weird side effects. You know how pathetic it is when you’ve packed this amazing salad and you open the container to find the lettuce leaves wilted. Which is why I LOVE LOVE the Glad To Go Lunch containers. You can pack your favorite greens (or cooked pasta noodles, rice) and then pack a little condiment to go over it in the small dressing lid that snaps right instead. It’s absolutely amazing. I packed my husband his favorite cesear salad in there along with a little cup of dressing and he was RAVING about it. The leaves were perfectly crisp because the dressing didn’t soak or wilt them. If you’re looking for an easy healthy way to take your favorites on the go, Glad to go is going to be your new best friend.


They have great new products that make it easy to take salads (like this to-go lunch with dressing lid) and leftover pastas (like this entree easy snap container). Since many of my lunches are either on the go or sitting at my desk, it’s nice to have storage conatiners that work to keep my favorite foods fresh!

Now, speaking of favorite foods, here’s a roundup of eight of my absolute favorite healthy & quick lunch recipes that are perfect for busy people like me who ALWAYS seem to be on the go. Most of these can be made the night before and stored, so all you need to do is grab and go!


Curried chicken salad wrap


Buffalo chicken macaroni salad


Gluten-free and vegan mac n cheese


Spicy peach and turkey panini


Lobster BLT rolls


Chicken and balsamic salad


Baked falafel salad

egg salad

Spicy egg salad

Happy lunching! You can also create your own Pinterest board for a chance to win weekly prizes. Timing of the Pinterest Board Contest: 3/18 – 4/28

Steps in entering the contest:

  • Step 1: Click the Glad photo in the gallery ( ) that most inspires you to get started pinning.
  • Step 2: Choose “create new board” in the dropdown menu of the Pinterest pop up screen. Title your new board “Inspired Lunches”
  • Step 3: Find at least 4 photos anywhere on the web that fits the theme of “Inspired Lunches” and pin them to your new board. Include #gladinspiredlunches in your photo description.
  • Step 4: Once you’ve pinned 5 photos (including one from the Glad Pinterest Gallery) come back to ( ) submit your board.

If you make a pinboard in the Glad contest, share your pinboard URL in the comments—I’d love to see what you’ve done! In addition, I’m always looking for inspiration so tell me how you make your inspired lunches.

Visit Glad’s page on BlogHer for more ideas!

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  1. Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
    It's only 9am and I'm already ready for lunch! All of these recipes look amazing. The Spicy Turkey and Peach Panini is definitely going on my list to try very soon.
  2. Posted by Kelly on
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
    I was just about to post the same thing as Elaine haha, now you have me starving!! Everything looks delish! :)
  3. Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
    I always need new lunch ideas because I get sick of things so quickly. These are all great!
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