Top 10 Lunches To Pack When You Finally Go Back To The Office

As we hope to move past the pandemic era, one thing we can anticipate is the return to our offices. Work culture includes popping out for lunch or carrying your own. However, the process is riddled with last-minute decisions that could cost our pocket.

Instead of buying an expensive salad or opting out of a home-packed lunch with long prep times, save yourself time and money with easy recipes. The ease will make your morning prep a breeze – simply pick up your lunch and go.

From your favorite sandwiches to bowls and salads, we have compiled some delicious, easy-to-make homemade lunches. Therefore, scroll below for the top ten lunches to pack when it’s finally time to get back to the office. 

Buddha Bowls

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Buddha bowls only take about 10 minutes to prep which is excellent on time. Moreover, they are hearty and healthy. Choose your favorite grain and meat and load it on. Mix in some olive oil or make a dressing of your choice for the most tantalizing lunch.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad

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This healthy meal is packed with cucumbers, olives, cheese, and oh-so-delicious avocados. If you are a vegetarian, swap the chicken for eggs. Moreover, add in dressing and seasoning of your choosing. The result is delicious, besides it only takes 30 mins to make.

Classic Tuna Melt

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If you would like to stick to the basics, go with a classic tuna melt. Choose this hearty meal instead of a sad PB and J. All you need is some tuna, melted cheese, and some toasted bread for some crunch. It’s quick and easy. Moreover, add in some onions and seasoning for an unforgettable taste.

Sesame, Edamame & Chicken Noodle Salad

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Go wholewheat for this noodle meal. It only requires 20 minutes of your time and is delicious to boot. This lunch meal includes broccoli, edamame, sesame seeds with chicken. Again, you can go wholewheat with the noodle for a healthier option. 

Coronation Chicken Salad

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If you have some leftover roast chicken, don’t toss it out. Make this filling lunch in just 5 minutes. If you have never tried coronation chicken before, you are in for a treat. It includes yogurt, curry powder, mango chutney, lemon zest, and delightful seasoning and veg.

Noodle Jar Salad

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This Asian-style inspired food will make you a believer in mixing mango, peanuts, and carrots. Moreso, it also includes a flavorful Asian-style dressing that will make this you’re next to go fave.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad

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This tasty treat goes heavy on the tomato. The tomato dressing is mixed with capers, and garlic, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Add some parmesan cheese to your pasta and mix it up along with the tomato. 


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Instead of a BLTA sandwich, try a wrap instead. The recipe is as classic as it gets. Load on the avocado, bacon, turkey, and lettuce, then wrap it all up. It’s that easy and worth a try on your next lunch break.

Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Feta

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Are you lost on how to spice up your quinoa? Try this play of sweet and salty by adding some feta and cherries to the mix. Sprinkle in some toasted almonds and chopped up shallots for a tasty meal.

Greek Power Bowls

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Lastly is a Greek Power Bowl. This healthy lunch is packed with tasty grapes, cheese, grains, you name it. Add in your chicken, olive oil, seasoning, and dressing. Warning, you might have to fight off your workmates to keep this to yourself.

Written By:
Annette Shadeya

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