The Savory Lunch Box


It’s the last day of Lunch Week as part of our 4 Week Fall Recipe Series! I hope you have been enjoying these recipes and ideas for back to school, for work and for the Fall season. I am really enjoying your comments and posts on social media sharing with me your recipe creations! Today I am sharing a lunch box theme called, “The Savory”. I have been so excited to share with you this amazing healthy grocery find…. a red lentil pasta with only 1 ingredient and 21 grams of protein per serving! Plus, I have a great cookie recommendation that is made with organic whole-grains! Watch today’s how-to video to learn more and get the recipe below! Happy Friday!

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Red Lentil Pasta with Arugula Pesto

This dish is delicious for lunch or dinner!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes


  • 1 cup red lentil pasta cooked
  • ¼ cup homemade pesto
  • 1/5 fresh cucumber sliced
  • 5-6 olives
  • 3-4 whole-grain low-sugar cookies

To Make Pesto

  • 2 cups arugula
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ fresh lemon juiced
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • Cook lentil pasta according to package
  • To make pesto add arugula, olive oil, pine nuts, lemon juice and sea salt into a medium food processor and pulse together until evenly combined
  • Toss pasta with pesto and place in a lunch container
  • In side containers add slices of fresh cucumber and olives
  • Add in an all-natural cookies made from whole-grains as a healthier treat


Choose organic ingredients when possible
Additional healthy pasta options include: whole-wheat pasta, brown rice pasta and quinoa pasta! Look for pasta that contains at least 3 grams of fiber per serving.
Servings: 1
Author: Healthy Grocery Girl

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