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October 13, 2023

Easy and Delicious Lunch Box Recipes for Work

Quinoa salad

Tired of the same old work lunches? Elevate your midday meal with these easy and delicious lunch box recipes that are perfect for taking to work. These recipes are designed to be simple to prepare, flavorful, and portable, making your lunch breaks more enjoyable.

 

1. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad:

 

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgein olive oil from Spain
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Steps:

  1. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olives, and cheese.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil from Spain, lemon juice, dried oregano, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to combine. Pack in a lunch box and refrigerate until ready to eat.

 

2. Hummus and Veggie Wrap:

 

1 whole wheat tortilla

  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1/2 cup mixed veggies (bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers), thinly sliced
  • Handful of baby spinach leaves

 

Steps:

  1. Lay the whole wheat tortilla flat and spread hummus evenly over it.
  2. Place the mixed veggies and baby spinach leaves in the center of the tortilla.
  3. Roll up the tortilla tightly, folding in the sides as you go. Secure with toothpicks if needed.
  4. Slice the wrap in half and pack in your lunch box.

 

3. Chicken and Avocado Salad:

 

  • 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil from Spain
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Steps:

  1. In a bowl, combine shredded chicken, diced avocado, red bell pepper, red onion, and chopped cilantro.
  2. Squeeze lime juice over the mixture and season with extra virgin  olive oil from Spain, salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.
  3. Pack the chicken and avocado salad in a lunch box, keeping the lime wedges separate to squeeze before eating.


These easy lunch box recipes are not only convenient, but also full of flavor, making your workday lunches a delightful experience.

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