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Mediterranean Lunch Recipes

Mediterranean lunch recipes are perfect for those looking for delicious lunches that are also full of nutritious food that is good for you. Are you tired of the same, boring work lunches? These mediterranean diet lunch ideas will help you pack a healthy lunch that is full of flavor. You’ll find everything from chicken to healthy grains to fill your lunchbox with tasty meal options. Say goodbye to bland lunches!

chicken meatballs on white platter
Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs

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Mediterranean diet lunch recipes

A mediterranean diet is based on primarily lean proteins, plenty of vegetables, whole grains and legumes. One of my favorite recipes for lunches and dinners are these Mediterranean Baked Chicken Meatballs. They are made with ground, white-meat chicken and they are baked instead of fried, which makes them a bit healthier. They are packed with flavor from a bit of feta to herbs like dill. That’s the key when you are trying to eat a healthier diet – flavor. If food tastes bland and boring, no one wants to eat it.

Summer Grain Salad

This Summer Grain Salad has been featured in Shape magazine online and always gets rave reviews when I make it for dinner guests. It is full of hearty, chewy grains and is filled with ripe, colorful vegetables. Eating a rainbow of veggies has never been so easy or so good.

Mediterranean diet meals

Israeli salad is the perfect summer bite. It takes the absolute best of summer’s bounty and combines it into a light and refreshing salad that you can eat all summer long. It makes a great side or light lunch during the warmer months when we all crave healthy salads and lighter meals. With Spring upon us, warmer weather is not far behind. This salad is about as healthy as it gets, but don’t let that fool you. Just because it’s good for you doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious.

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Israeli Salad

Mediterranean meal prep

One of the most popular recipes on the blog are these Mediterranean Meal Prep Bowls. They are one of my top recipes for a good reason. They are insanely good. It is a go-to recipe here for weekday lunches. I’ve made these for clients and for myself and it is a recipe I keep coming back to. It has lean chicken breast, lots of fresh vegetables, crunchy roasted chickpeas and a creamy tahini dressing. It is a lunch favorite!

mediterranean chicken bowl
Mediterranean Lunch Recipes

mediterranean meals

Fish is an important part of a Mediterranean diet. It takes preference over red meat and is eaten a couple of times a week. Most of us don’t get enough fish in our diet, but this Seared Halibut is a quick and easy recipe that you can make for lunch or dinner.

seared halibut on white plate with sauce
Seared Halibut

Fatty fish, like salmon, is a big part of the mediterranean diet. This Brown Sugar Bourbon Salmon is a tasty way to get those Omegas in your diet without sacrificing flavor. If you’re concerned about the bourbon, leave it out or use a bourbon extract. Most of the alcohol will burn off in cooking, but if you are looking for a completely alcohol-free salmon recipe, substitute with the extract.

shallow bowl with bourbon salmon and vegetables

mediterranean lunch recipes

Quinoa can be a great weekday vegan or vegetarian lunch. My Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is nutrient-dense food that will fill you up and keep you satisfied through the afternoon. It is full of protein, quinoa has roughly 14 grams of protein per serving, making it a great choice for a meatless meal. The addition of pistachios and herbs give it a boost of flavor, while a light dressing of lemon and olive oil coats the salad giving it a bit of zing. This salad is vegan, but if you wanted to crumble a bit of feta or ricotta salata on top, that would be delicious.

mediterranean quinoa lunch recipes
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

 

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