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It’s no secret that processed meat isn’t good for you—we’ve all been warned before. But with the World Health Organization re-issuing its warning recently, you may be wondering what to pack yourself and your family for lunch instead? Don’t worry, you can still pack your family a sandwich in their lunch—it will just take a little extra effort!

As long as you’re buying good-quality meat that is grass-fed or certified organic, processed meats are safe to eat in small quantities at a minimum without the increased risk of cancers, diabetes and heart disease. Instead of buying processed lunch meat however, try roasting chicken or turkey on the weekend and use slices in sandwiches as a healthy replacement for traditional luncheon meat that is loaded with nitrates and sodium.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration for sandwich-free lunches you can pack with your family– look no further! Here are 5 healthy & delicious lunch ideas to help you ditch deli meat for good.

1. White Bean & Kale Quesadillas 
White Bean & Kale Quesadilla
Perfect for a light lunch, these cheesy white bean & kale quesadillas are packed with flavor and easy to make! Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and combine shallots, beans, salt and pepper until softened. Next, heat tortillas in a skillet then layer with cheese, one side of white bean and one side of kale and more cheese on top til heated through– delicious.

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2. Southwestern Chipotle Chicken Wrap
This wrap will be your go-to recipe for a quick and easy lunch! Using that leftover rotisserie chicken you made on the weekend, mash up some avocado, start layering your choice of veggies and top it all off with a handful of cheese for an easy handheld meal.
Southwestern Chipotle Chicken Wrap

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3. Stacky Turkey Sandwiches

Turn traditional turkey sandwiches into something totally new with this great idea from Super Healthy Kids! Using cookie cutters and wooden skewers, thread roasted turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato together between two pieces of bread for a fast & fun lunchtime snack.

Stacky Sandwiches

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4. Mini Pizzas

With a couple key ingredients, you too can make these adorable mini pizzas that are sure to be a lunchtime hit! Customize your pies to fit any craving with tomatoes, roasted red peppers, shredded chicken, artichokes & top with cheese for a midday pick me up.

Mini Pizzas

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5. Avocado Chicken Salad

You’ll be asking yourself how something that tastes this good could possibly be healthy!  Combine shredded chicken, avocado, garlic powder, salt & pepper, lime juice, cilantro and Greek Yogurt– mix together and refrigerate then serve on your favorite bread, pita or crackers for a hearty & delicious midday meal.

Avocado Chicken Salad

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Once you get the ball rolling, it’s easy to come up with dozens of lunch ideas that are completely free of processed meats. Your wallet will thank you in the long run and your family will love these fresh and exciting meal ideas. Start experimenting and take the routine out of lunch!