Craving healthy lunch ideas? I’ve got you covered with 25 nourishing & delicious recipes, including this quick and easy Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato and Chickpea Salad that will energize you all afternoon long!

Note: Thank you so much to the American Diabetes Association for shipping me a #MyHealthyLunch kit so I can share this delicious salad with all of you, and help spread the work about #HealthyLunchDay. I was not compensated to write this post, but I am thrilled to partner with other health organizations and healthy living bloggers to help spread the word that healthy is delicious! 

Today’s post is quick.

Because I know you’ve got work to do.

Just like me.

Which is why I’m sharing this delicious QUICK & EASY Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato, and Chickpea Salad courtesy of the American Diabetes Association’s #HealthyLunchDay campaign which aims to promote the importance of healthier lunch habits not only on November 17, but every day of the year!

Before I share the recipe with you, here are some of my favorite healthy lunch ideas tips & tricks…

What should I bring for lunch? Tips for creating your own healthy lunch ideas…

  1. Think balance! Choose foods & ingredients that provide a balance of protein, fiber-packed complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats to help energize you all afternoon long.
  2. Portion size matters. Unless you have the opportunity to take an afternoon siesta, I find keeping portions to a modest size, also helps to keep your blood sugar balanced so you don’t come crashing down right after lunch.
  3. Embrace leftovers. Pair last night’s dinner with a side of raw veggies, a piece of fresh fruit, or a side of Greek yogurt, and you’re good to go.
  4. Keep it hot! Or, cold. If you pack your lunch to go, invest in a few food storage containers to keep your lunch at the optimum temperature. These are a few of my favorites:
Got 5 minutes to spare? Whip up this healthy and delicious Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato, and Chickpea Salad!

Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato and Chickpea Salad

Craving healthy lunch ideas? This Quick & Easy Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato, & Chickpea Salad, will keep you energized all afternoon long!
4.60 from 5 votes
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella balls, drained and quartered
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup no-salt-added canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar, or your favorite vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • Optional, 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  • Combine mozzarella balls*, tomatoes, and chickpeas in a medium bowl. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, plus optional oregano if desired.
  • Divide spinach into 2 or 4 plates, top with mozzarella, tomato, and chickpea mixture.


Serving Size & Nutrition:Β Makes 2 entree size servings or 4 side dish servings. Nutrition information is for entree size.
Vegan Option: Omit the mozzarella cheese and top with 2 tablespoons pine nuts or other nuts or seeds.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 828mg | Potassium: 1415mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 16889IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 646mg | Iron: 8mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Entree, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Low FODMAP, Mediterranean, MIND Diet, Vegetarian
Keyword easy lunch, healthy lunch, spinach salad
Add to Recipe Collection
Like this recipe?Sign up for my newsletter & get new recipes and nutrition tips delivered straight to your inbox. SIGN UP!

And, here are more healthy lunch ideas I think you’re going to love!

See Original | Powered by elink

Want more healthy lunch ideas? Follow my Healthy Lunch Ideas Board on Pinterest!

Let’s Chat!

Do you have any quick, easy, healthy lunch ideas of your own? Please share!!