15 Healthy High-Calorie Lunch Ideas

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Amp up your calories midday with these delicious high-calorie recipes. This list features curries, sandwiches, tacos, shawarma bowls, and more, all having over 500 calories per serving!

Searching for a filling meal that will carry you through the rest of your day? These high-calorie lunches are selected with satisfaction in mind!

Explore tasty, calorie-dense lunches that will make your mouth water and tame your rumbling tummy.

Some recipes reach nearly 1,000 calories per serving! Great for meal prep, bulking, and weight gain.

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15 High-Calorie Lunch Ideas

Yield: 1 sandwich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Amp up your calories midday with these delicious high-calorie recipes. This list features curries, sandwiches, tacos, shawarma bowls, and more, all having over 500 calories per serving!

Ingredients

Loaded Sandwich

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 tbsp vegan mayo
  • ⅓ cup hummus
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • 2 leaves lettuce
  • 3 olives, halved
  • Onion, thinly sliced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make a sandwich using the listed ingredients. Add some vegan cheese or bean burger patty to bump up the calories even more!
  2. Store in a container and bring with you to school or work for lunch.

Notes

  • Use your favorite high-calorie spread for this sandwich.
  • Spinach and cucumber can also be added.
  • Find 15 more high-calorie lunch ideas in the article above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 587Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 754mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 16gSugar: 10gProtein: 16g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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