It’s easy to get into the habit of throwing whatever pre-packaged items you have in your house into your bag before you run out the door to work each morning. Most times, this results in a lot of carbs and not a lot of fresh food. Change up your habits with prepping your meals on Sunday night and having food to last you all through the week. Next time you go to throw a pre packaged item in your bag, it will be homemade delicious-ness that will fuel you at lunch time to get you through the afternoon  at work.

1. Fajita Bowls

This healthy lunch will hit the spot with a balance of protein, carbs and veggies, seasoned with your favorite mexican spices! With this in the lunch room fridge, you’ll definitely get the best lunch award at work!

2. The Vegetarian Option

If you are a vegetarian, there is a Fajita option for you too! This recipe may actually win your friends over to join vegetarianism when they taste how amazing these seasoned chickpeas and butternut squash are. It’s one lunch you won’t want to forget at home.

3. Lentil Veggie Curry

You will definitely want a big scoop of this nourishing dish for your mid-work-day meal. It’s jam packed with nutrients and will smell amazing in the lunch room.

4. Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Just when we thought we had roasted everything…in comes the idea to roast grapes! The recipe has our mouths watering at all the elements involved in this delicious meal. It’s colorful, creative and oh so filling!

5. Mason Jar Eggs

It can be difficult to squeeze in a healthy breakfast in between getting kids ready for school, making their breakfast and trying to look presentable for the office amidst the chaos of the morning routine. Satisfy everyone’s hunger in the morning and give yourself to breathe with this nutritious morning dish.

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6. Kale Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese

Uhm…this salad sounds amazing. And impressive! We think we will also use this at some dinner parties in addition to throwing it in our lunch. Remember to pack the salad dressing into a separate container so your salad doesn’t get soggy throughout the week.

7. Summer Pasta Salad

On a hot day, the last thing you want to do is use the microwave or oven! This summer-friendly meal is great for both lunch and dinner will satisfy those hunger pangs when 12pm rolls around.

8. Garbanzo Salad

This pretty and colorful salad will keep very well in the fridge all week long. It is great as a main dish for lunch, and, bonus, it’s easy to make. You’ll be reaching for this recipe every time you’re invited to a BBQ this summer!

9. Make Ahead Salad

Well, this recipe says it all. Make it ahead of your busy week, and reap the health benefits later. This recipe has multiple options and teaches you how to put together the ultimate scrumptious lunch. Print this recipe off, and keep it on your fridge so you can mix it up each week.

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10. Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan Gnocchi

This is the gourmet lunch you won’t be able to get enough of. Throw it in the oven on Sunday Night and exercise all your willpower to not eat it as soon as the timer dings! We don’t think we will be able to go back to a regular sandwich after this lunch!

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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