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32 packaged foods for a healthy and tasty midday meal.

A lunchtime mix of carbs, protein, and fiber will help your muscles recover after a morning workout or fuel your afternoon run. This turkey bacon club sandwich (slides 3, 4, and 9) checks all the boxes, including delicious. To boot: the sharp cheddar cheese slices (slide 8) will help you meet your daily calcium requirements, and you can kick the flavor up a notch by topping with Just Mayo Sriracha (slide 13).

The foods here, like all of our Best Packaged Foods for Runners, were selected with help from our panel of experts: Alissa Rumsey, M.S., R.D., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Kelley Pritchett, Ph.D., R.D., sports nutrition professor at Central Washington University; Emily Edison, M.S., R.D.; and Marni Sumbal, M.S., R.D.

Note: Runner’s World editors independently select the products we feature. If you choose to purchase a product from one of our affiliate partners, we earn a commission from the sale, which helps fund all the other work we do.

Acme Smoked Sockeye Salmon

From sustainable Alaskan fisheries, this salmon is good for after a sweaty run when you can benefit from the extra sodium and omega-3 fats.

Buy it: AcmeSmokedFish.com

Amy’s Organic Chili With Vegetables

This veg-heavy chili will help you avoid afternoon vending machine temptation with its satisfying chunky texture and eight grams of fiber.

Buy it: Amazon · Walmart

Applegate Natural Turkey Bacon

Top a toasted English muffin with two slices (1.5 gram of fat and zero synthetic nitrates, each) and a fried egg for a protein-packed meal.

Buy it: Applegate.com

Applegate Organic Roasted Turkey Breast

Protein-packed, antibiotic-free slices help you recover.

Buy it: Applegate.com

Arnold Extra Grainy 17 Grains and Seeds

A wholesome bread with whole-wheat flour as the first ingredient and four grams of fiber per slice. Quinoa and amaranth add nice texture.

Buy it: ArnoldBread.com

Bela Lightly Smoked Portuguese Sardines in Lemon Flavor Olive Oil

Load up on lean protein, omega-3 fats, and vitamin D. A little hit of smoke and citrus helps tame the fishy flavor and makes these delicious enough (yes, seriously!) to eat straight from the can.

Buy it: Amazon

Biena Sea Salt Chickpea Snacks

Roasted chickpeas are basically croutons with runner-friendly nutrients like fiber.

Buy it: Amazon · Walmart

Cabot Sharp Cheddar Slices

These slices, each with 15 percent of your daily calcium needs, are bold and creamy for your best grilled cheese.

Buy it: CabotCheese.coop

Canyon Bakehouse Mountain White

This gluten-free bread is made with whole-grain brown rice and sorghum flour. Perfect for postrun PB&J.

Buy it: Amazon · CanyonGlutenFree.com

Epic Currant + Sesame BBQ Chicken Bites

Top your salad with this high-quality protein (without weird ingredients). Also good for snacking straight from the bag.

Buy it: Amazon · Walmart · Thrive Market

Grainful Porcini Mushroom Chicken

This risotto-style meal is made with hearty steel-cut oats and just 390 mg of sodium.

Buy it: Amazon

Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dill Dressing

Greek yogurt creates a lower-calorie creamy topping for your salads.

Buy it: Amazon · Walmart

Just Mayo Sriracha

This egg-free mayo has the perfect amount of vinegary heat for a flavorful ham sandwich. It’s great in tuna salad, too.

Buy it: Amazon · Walmart

La Tortilla Multigrain Wrap

Its main ingredient is oat fiber, which explains why each 60 calorie wrap boasts an overly generous 9 grams of hunger-fighting fiber. And roomy enough to accommodate plenty of toppings.

Buy it: Amazon

Lucini Tuscan Balsamic Vinaigrette

You won’t find many balsamic vinaigrettes that use healthier extra-virgin olive oil instead of cheaper vegetable oils. This is one of the good ones.

Buy it: Amazon · Walmart

Luvo So Cal Kale and Bean Bowl

This fresh-tasting frozen meal is packed with broccoli, white beans, and 11 g of fiber per box.

Buy it: LuvoInc.com

Mestemacher Organic Whole Rye Bread

Perfect for open-faced sandwiches, each slice of this hearty German whole rye bread delivers six grams of fiber.

Buy it: Amazon

MorningStar Farms Thai Yellow Curry Veggie Bowl

An Asian-inspired meal of snap peas, carrots, and protein-rich edamame over brown rice and quinoa for quality carbs.

Buy it: Morningstarfarms.com

Nona Lim Carrot Ginger Soup Cup

This is the perfect blend of gingery zing and silky texture packed with vitamin A—complete with a special sipping lid. No spoon required.

Buy it: NonaLim.com

Organic Prairie Roast Beef Slices

These organic slices are packed with protein and iron, minus the mystery preservatives.

Buy it: OrganicPrairie.com

OrganicGirl Super Greens

A vitamin-packed blend of chard, spinach, arugula, and Asian tatsoi.

Buy it: iloveorganicgirl.com

Organicville Stone Ground Mustard

At just five calories in each tablespoon, you can spread this sugar-free mustard generously on your bread to spice things up.

Buy it: Thrive Market

Ozery Bakery Organic Spelt One Bun

This 100 percent whole-grain pita-style round supplies five grams of protein. It also saves you about half the calories compared to two slices of regular bread.

Buy it: Walmart

Pacific Organic Vegetable Masala Stew

Yellow split peas and real vegetables team up to give each serving six grams of fiber, keeping postlunch hunger at bay—without all the salt.

Buy it: Amazon · PacificFoods.com

Peppadew Piquante Peppers

Rev your metabolism with these South African peppers.

Buy it: Amazon · Walmart

Ready Pac Elevate Sweet Greens & Chia Seed Salad

Greens plus whole-grain sorghum, aronia berries, almonds, and cacao nibs make this salad high in antioxidants and healthy fat.

Buy it: ReadyPac.com

Siete Almond Flour Tortillas

These gluten-free tortillas are a good source of protein (thanks to almonds), vitamin E, and heart healthy fat—and don’t crumble when rolled.

Buy it: Amazon

Superseedz Tomato Italiano

These savory pumpkin seeds contain protein, beneficial fats, iron, and immunity-boosting zinc. Toss them on salads, soups, and pizza.

Buy it: Amazon

Westbrae Organic Salad Beans

Stay full with this trio of kidney, pinto and garbanzo beans, packed with fiber and plant protein. Research shows that a bean-rich diet can help you manage your weight.

Buy it: Amazon

Wild Planet Organic Roasted Chicken Breast

This no-water-added (BPA-free!) canned chicken tastes better than most fresh stuff and packs in 12 grams of protein per serving.

Buy it: Amazon · Thrive Market

Wild Planet Wild Sockeye Salmon

Up your salad’s nutrition with protein, vitamin D, and omega-3 fats.

Buy it: Amazon · Walmart · Thrive Market

Wildbrine Organic Smoky Kale Kraut

Add tang to sandwiches and keep your gut healthy with probiotic-rich kale “sauerkraut.”

Buy it: Wildbrine.com