It’s a wonder how much we can pack into a work week! Limited time is often why we hardly have time for healthy eating. However, a nutritious and delicious lunch is vital if you expect to get everything accomplished. These rice casserole, chili, wrap, salad-in- a-jar, and pasta recipes are super-easy to make and store for some much needed assistance to get you through the most hectic of workweeks.
Here are ten lunches you can make ahead and freeze for weekday lunches…
The beauty of this recipe is that it yields some seriously meaty, zesty, cheesy enchiladas from scratch in no time at all! This mix of lean chicken breast covered in fresh cilantro, gooey cheese, and thick and fragrant tomato sauce all rolled up in flour tortillas can be frozen individually for lunches.
This hearty combination of lean ground turkey; hearty black beans; fresh onions, mushrooms, and peppers; and zesty spices makes for an easy meal that you can have for dinner at the beginning of the week—and then freeze the rest in individual plastic containers to pop in your lunch bag over a very hectic week for work.
Mild enough the wee ones and with enough of a kick for mom and dad’s lunches too, this fragrant coconut chicken curry is a heavenly blend of delicious curry and cooling coconut flavors that together are ideal for the tail end of rainy springtime weather.
The very best lasagna recipes are passed on from mother to daughter and from aunt to nephew. So even though this particular recipe was not a direct gift from your grandma or Aunt Edna, you won’t be disappointed one bit with the traditional soft noodles smothered with sauce, smeared with ricotta and cottage cheese, and baked up golden brown.
These bean burritos are a great way to get more delicious fiber in your diet. Each one is jam packed with beans, cheese, garlic, onion and avocado that freezes brilliantly for healthy lunch options all week long.
Transport yourself to the Greek islands at 12:30pm every week—when you whip up a batch of these succulent slow cooker chicken gyros and freeze them individually for your lunch pack. The tender meat is thanks to the slow cooking method and the blend of garlic, lemon, olive oil, and red wine vinegar, which acts as a tangy marinade.
A hearty and hot bowl of chicken soup is the perfect mid-day comfort “pick-me-up” when the work day is going a little askew. Ideal for Mondays and those chilly spring days, this soup recipe will warm your cockles so you can get back to work and be productive.
Why can’t you enjoy a hearty chicken fajita, folded over with veggies and gooey cheese, piled up on a plate with melted cheese, salsa, and a dollop of light sour cream and guacamole? You certainly can—thanks to this totally lunch-able chicken fajita recipe.
If you like zesty, spicy, and easy then this super quick and convenient jambalaya recipe is just what tomorrow’s lunch ordered! Have a delicious supper and then freeze it in individual microwave safe containers for lunches all week long!
Make great usage of your left over mason jars—and get yourself a week’s worth of healthy and nutritious lunches at the same time with time! These ideal grab-and-go salads in a jar make for the most convenient lunches around!