6 No-Sandwich Lunch Recipes To Bring To Work

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You’re at work. It’s almost noon. You can make it. You’re almost there. Lunch time is coming. Then it hits you. What the heck are you going to eat? The same sandwich you’ve been bringing, well, forever? Maybe you’ve become such a regular at the takeout place down the street that they have your ‘usual’ ready when you walk in the door. Dump the dull eats that drain your creativity — and sometimes your wallet.

Here are 6 simple lunches you can bring to work tomorrow that will put a spark in the middle of your day (and not an ordinary sandwich in the bunch).


Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

Just say the name a couple of times and your mouth will start to water. The spicy sriracha cut by the citrus-y lime will wake up your taste buds after a long morning, that’s for sure. Yet, it’s so clean and light. There’s nothing to weigh you down. This ain’t your mama’s chopped salad!

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

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 Edamame Hummus and Pita Chips

Who says lunch has to be so formal? You’re not on a date, you’re trying to fill your belly and fuel your body until dinner. Edamame is chock full of fiber and protein. This dip is perfect for those days when you need to eat quickly, especially if you have to eat and work at the same time. We DON’T advise that, but, hey, it happens.

Edamame Hummus and Pita Chips

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 Leftover Crockpot Cool Ranch Chicken

This ‘salad’ is packed  is so versatile. Make a chicken with ranch dressing in a crockpot for dinner (or simply make it ahead). Layer the leftovers with black beans, corn and salsa over a bed of lettuce and you’ve got a flavor-packed lunch that is so easy. Need something for the kids? Turn the salad into a sandwich by rolling it all up in a wrap. They’ll never know they’re eating a salad for lunch.

Leftover Cool Ranch Chicken for Lunch

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 Quinoa and Smoked Tofu Salad

We are crazy for quinoa! The heart-healthy whole grain  is perfect over a bed of greens,  especially in a salad that mimics all the flavors of tabbouleh. We aren’t tofu fanatics, but the smoky nature of the protein in this recipe makes sense if you want to turn this into a nutrient-packed main dish.

Quinoa and Smoked Tofu Salad

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin With Baby Bok Choy and Noodles

At first, we thought this was a little fancy for lunch, but when we realized this dish was as good cold as it was hot, we moved this onto our ‘must have’ lunch list.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Baby Bok Choy and Noodles

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 Cuban Picadillo Lettuce Wraps

Ground beef (or bison if you want to go extra lean) spiced with the perfect blend of olives, capers, currants, cumin and cinnamon, this flavor bomb is the perfect mixture of spice and mellow all at the same time. One thing it’s not is BORING.

The recipe is also gluten free, dairy free and paleo-friendly if that stuff matters to you.

Cuban Picadillo Lettuce Wraps

Courtesy: The Nourishing Gourmet  MAKE IT!


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