23 Healthy Work Lunches Made Easy

As parents, we are so caught up in our kids lives and focusing on them… but what about us? What about lunches for Mom and Dad too? While in a rush in the morning, it’s easy to bring previously hot leftovers from dinner to work, but these dishes don’t taste as much amazing when reheated in the office microwave. The answer to this situation, of course, is not to buy food in the cafeteria and blow your budget, but rather opting for delicious cold lunches you can quickly put together the night before. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Ham and Cheese Barley Salad

1. Ham and Cheese Barley Salad

This flavor-packed barley salad is sure to keep you full until dinner. Fresh, crunchy and high in fiber, it works great as a healhty lunch you can bring to work.
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Swiss Chard and Bacon Quiche

2. Swiss Chard and Bacon Quiche

This quiche recipe is full of smoky bacon with swiss chard and creamy shredded cheese; it comes together quickly and would be ideal with a crisp green salad.
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Spring Roll Meal Prep Bowls for the Week

3. Spring Roll Meal Prep Bowls for the Week

No time for a full meal prep? No matter how busy life gets, these make-ahead Spring Roll Meal Prep Bowls are easy to put together and filling enough to pass for a regular meal at work! They’re delicious, with protein and healthy fats to help satisfy hunger.
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Mint Cucumber Chickpea Salad In a Jar

4. Mint Cucumber Chickpea Salad In a Jar

Crazy good! This crisp and refreshing lunch salad in a jar is about to make your work week a thousand percent better! Perfect for lunch at the work office or simply on the go, this chickpea salad is ready in 10 minutes and full of protein and fiber.
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No-Mayo Potato Salad

5. No-Mayo Potato Salad

A quick and lighter version of the classic potato salad, with a delicious kick of spice.
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Quinoa Cucumber Mason Jar Salad

6. Quinoa Cucumber Mason Jar Salad

For a portable, portion-control lunch you can bring at work, this mason jar salad packed with fiber and protein is exactly what you need.
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Meal Prep Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls

7. Meal Prep Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls

Meal Prep to refresh your workweek lunches. This quinoa veggies and grilled chicken meal-prep bowl is a tasty and wholesome work lunch. Plus, you’ll get the added benefit of the nutritional powerhouse that is quinoa!
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Vegan Stuffed Avocado with Thai Sauce

8. Vegan Stuffed Avocado with Thai Sauce

Love avocado? This healthy stuffed avocado is full of flavors with tomato, cucumber, red bell pepper, cilantro, and a delicious thai peanut sauce. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner.
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Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

9. Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

These greek chicken meal prep bowls with greek sauce and cucumber salad make an inexpensive and well-balanced lunch option for the office or on campus. Devoting a bit of extra time on Sunday will make for four effortless eats for the week!
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

10. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ideal for a healthy lunch at work, tangy apple and grilled mushrooms team perfectly with sweet, melty onions. Enjoy with a crisp salad!
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Swiss Chard Potato Cakes

11. Swiss Chard Potato Cakes

Like all dark leafy green vegetables, swiss chards are nutritious, inexpensive and easy to cook! You can easily freeze the patties and use them for a quick lunch to reheat in a snap.
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Chicken Salad Wrap

12. Chicken Salad Wrap

This 20 minute, healthy chicken salad wrap will become a healthy favorite for work.
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Chickpeas, Green Peas & Tomato Greek Salad

13. Chickpeas, Green Peas & Tomato Greek Salad

A fresh, crisp salad full of good-for-you-ingredients and filling enough to keep you on tracks for the afternoon.
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Pasta Salad with Avocado, Radish & Fresh Coriander

14. Pasta Salad with Avocado, Radish & Fresh Coriander

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Veggie Tart with Dried Tomatoes, Eggplant and Tofu

15. Veggie Tart with Dried Tomatoes, Eggplant and Tofu

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Pesto, Ham, Arugula Sandwich Wrap

16. Pesto, Ham, Arugula Sandwich Wrap

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Pumpkin & Pearl Barley Salad

17. Pumpkin & Pearl Barley Salad

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Grilled Chicken with Arugula, Potato, Peas & Cherry Tomatoes

18. Grilled Chicken with Arugula, Potato, Peas & Cherry Tomatoes

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Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich

19. Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich

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Potato & Shrimps Salad

20. Potato & Shrimps Salad

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Turkey Wraps with Feta and Fresh Spinach

21. Turkey Wraps with Feta and Fresh Spinach

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Stir-Fried Kuri Squash with Bulgur

22. Stir-Fried Kuri Squash with Bulgur

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Orange, Golden Beet, and Fennel Salad

23. Orange, Golden Beet, and Fennel Salad

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