21 Vegetable-Loaded Lunch Recipes

Stay fueled all afternoon with lunches that have a big helping of non-starchy veggies.
Published January 11, 2022

Lunch has middle child syndrome—literally sandwiched between breakfast and dinner, often fighting for attention with workday Zoom calls. But if you ask us, the midday meal should never feel meh. It shouldn’t taste like it was rushed, even if you are.

This recipe collection (fresh salads, hearty pastas, cozy soups), gives lunch the spotlight it deserves. Some are portable, others are worthy of a special brunch, but what ties them all together? They’re all loaded with non-starchy veggies. So scroll through, get inspired, and dig in.