Make-Ahead Lunch Ideas For Work

Lettuce wraps with chicken, carrot, peanuts and scallion. Stuffed iceberg lettuce leaves with chicken

Tired of looking at your finances at the end of the month only to find that you spent over $100 a week just on your lunch break? Bringing your lunch doesn’t mean you are limited to a sandwich and chips. Whip up these easy, make-ahead lunches that are easy to transport to work!

Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken

Stop wasting your dollars on pricy Chinese food delivery to the office. This Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken recipe is savory and delicious, and you can serve it with what you please, whether that’s white or brown rice, veggies, noodles, or all the above. Make up to four servings with this recipe, then treat yourself to takeout just one day a week instead of five.

Taco Salad Bowls

It can be Taco Tuesday every day of the week with this Taco Salad Bowl. Instead of going to grab Chipotle or an entrée at your local Mexican restaurant, save your pennies with this zesty treat. These bowls are filling, easy to make, and filled with plenty of veggies. Just like making tacos, brown your meat then add your taco seasoning of choice. Fill the bowls with the toppings of your choice, including black beans, corn, salsa, cheese, lettuce, salsa, queso, and more. To change things up so you don’t get bored with the same lunch, do half beef and half chicken for a more unique dish to enjoy on your lunch break.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

If you don’t eat meat, you can still get your optimal protein intake at lunch with this Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. All you need is parsley, tomatoes, chickpeas, onion, feta, cucumber, salt and pepper, mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, and balsamic. If you do eat meat and would like additional protein, this salad is delightful with the addition of some Greek chicken or salmon.

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Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Something hits different about Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps! This recipe makes a large batch, so your meal prep will be finished for the week in no time. The homemade Thai peanut sauce consists of peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, water, sesame oil, and lime juice. If you don’t want to eat the meat filling in a lettuce wrap, serve it over jasmine rice and enjoy!

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