Do you ever get tired of bringing the same old sandwiches and leftovers to work for lunch? Have you ever thrown away the lunch you packed and spent money going out for something better instead? Here are a few ideas for lunch at work that will make you excited to get to the breakroom when the lunch hour rolls around.
Avocado Chicken Salad
Chicken salad is a great thing to have on hand. You can eat it on a salad, sandwich, or even crackers. This super filling avocado chicken salad contains only four ingredients. We recommend eating it on a whole wheat English muffin with a handful of greens and a slice of tomato.
Turkey and Apple Pita Pocket
Think a bit outside the lunchbox when considering what kind of sandwich to pack for work. Make these turkey and apple pita pockets by layering slicked turkey, leafy lettuce, thinly sliced apple, and cheese onto a whole wheat pita. Eat with a side of Greek yogurt and the rest of the apple.
A burrito bowl is a great option for using up leftovers. Simply start with a base. You could go with grains or greens. Add black beans and/or any protein you prefer. Then top with your favorite garnishes (e.g. Greek yogurt, salsa, cilantro, and green onions), and enjoy!
A smoothie is a great option for lunch on the go, and this superfood smoothie recipe is packed with vitamins and nutrients to keep you going during a busy workday. It’s made of spinach, fruit, kefir or yogurt, green tea, fruit juice, and ice. Make it at home and keep it refrigerated. Or consider a portable smoothie maker for the office.
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Crockpot meals are a win-win since they prepare your dinner while you work and provide you with leftovers for the rest of the week. This turkey chili recipe calls for minimal ingredients. Just brown the turkey (or whatever ground meat you prefer) and onions. Then dump in the cans of beans, tomatoes, and a few spices. Let it cook all day, and serve! Some cornbread muffins make the perfect complement.
We hope these recipe ideas will liven up your lunches. Enjoy!
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