Warm Lunch Ideas

Craving something warm and healthy for lunch? We rounded up some easy protein bowl recipes for great warm lunch ideas you can make quickly.

Once the temperatures drop it’s hard to get excited about a simple salad for lunch. Instead, we crave something nutritious and warm, and high in protein to keep your energy going for the rest of the day.

Here are some of the yummiest protein bowls to inspire your warm lunch ideas:

Cauliflower Shawarma Grain Bowl by Our Salty Kitchen

Spicy, hot, sweet, tangy, herby—this shawarma grain bowl is full of flavor and uses chickpeas as the main protein, but you could also make the same recipe with chicken. Made with fresh tomato and cucumber, with perfectly caramelized cauliflower and topped with creamy tahini dressing.

warm lunch idea with cauliflower and chickpeas

Salmon Sushi Bowls by A Food Lover’s Kitchen 

These salmon sushi bowls are both healthy and irresistibly tasty. The avocado and salmon, mixed with delicious sushi rice is a huge hit.

warm lunch ideas with salmon inspired by sushi


Easy Mediterranean Bowls with Bubba Veggie Burger by Cupcakes and Cutlery 

A mix of fresh vegetables and delicious topping ideas make these bowls an easy lunch idea. Add the BUBBA Veggie Burgers for delicious flavor and protein.

protein bowl with veggie burger


Warm Protein Bowl Recipe by besos, Alina

This easy lunch idea is the ultimate warm food made with quinoa, ground turkey and roasted chickpeas for powerful and delicious protein punch.

how to make a warm protein bowl


Grilled Fajita Bowl by Mountain Berry Eats

Bursting with chili and lime flavor, these grilled fajita bowl recipe is perfect for weekly lunch, and re-heats extremely well. With options for grill or stove-top methods, this recipe is fully customizable to your favorite cooking method.

protein lunch bowl idea


Al Pastor Spicy Pork Taco Bowls by besos, Alina 

You don’t need a spit to make this authentic-tasting al pastor tacos recipe. Grilling the pork over low heat gives the marinade time to caramelize. Then toss it in a bowl, for an easy weeknight warm protein bowls.

al pastor tacos bowl

Spiced Chickpea Grain Bowls and Creamy Tahini Dressing by Easy Chickpeasy

These warm and satisfying chickpea grain bowls are big on flavor with only a few ingredients. With just 10 minutes of prep, this grain bowl is easy to throw together any weeknight. Big on flavor without much effort is just how I like my weeknight meals.