10 Lunch Recipes for Working at Home

Lunch might often be overlooked but it’s still an important meal and that doesn’t change whether you are working in an office or at home. If you want to make delicious lunches while working from home but don’t have the ideas to do so, you are in the right place. Read on to gather some easy lunch recipes to make while working from home.  


Healthy Recipes

Eating a nourishing meal in the middle of the day can help you be more productive, have more energy, and give you the motivation to make it through another day.


Our favorite healthy lunch option is a “Power Bowl.” It includes a combination of grains, greens and protein with a splash of your favorite seasonings and sauces. Check out a delicious power bowl option, “Greek Power Bowls” here: https://bit.ly/39WBAzB



Sandwiches are relatively, self-explanatory but don’t let yourself get in a rut. A plain ham sandwich is good every once and a while but why not jazz up a classic?


Turn your regular ham sandwich into a grilled cheese or throw on some avocado and bacon! Check out our favorite ham sandwich recipe, “Inside-Out Grilled Ham-and-Cheese Sandwiches” here: https://bit.ly/2RneLym


Easy for Kids

If you have kid’s who are schooling from home, make lunch time a learning activity! And with your supervision, they could be making lunch by themselves in no time.


An easy, kid approved meal is “Pizzadillas”. What could be better than a quesadilla that tastes like pizza? Sounds like a win to us. Check out the recipe here: https://bit.ly/3e4EuW6



Before you scroll past this section, give us a second. We aren’t talking about salads comprised of lettuce, lettuce and more lettuce. This section is dedicated to chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad and all the salads that don’t require lettuce at all.


Our favorite kind of non-lettuce salad is chicken salad. An easy lunch recipe that can be made ahead of time, made from leftovers or changed to match what you have in your panty. Read about this “Classic Chicken Salad” recipe and then make it your own: https://bit.ly/2JRjLqP


Make Ahead Meals

Making your meals ahead of time can make working from home feel more like being in the office. It’s just a matter of popping open the Tupperware and taking it from there.


If you are a meal-prep fan and need new ideas, this list provides a variety of options and inspiration: https://bit.ly/2xYvTDQ


Transform Leftovers

If you are someone who lets leftovers sit in the fridge until they go bad, maybe it’s time to consider ways to use them up. Eating the same meal over again can be boring so why not turn those leftovers into something new?


A great meal for using up leftovers is fried rice. Leftover rice, leftover protein, leftover vegetables, throw them all in the pan and whip up something new.  Use this recipe as a base line for a great fried rice lunch: https://armagazine.com/3c9nEDx



Soup is a great make-ahead meal that you can quickly get out of the fridge and pop in the microwave.


Try this soup recipe for a hearty meal that will keep you happy and satisfied until dinner: https://bit.ly/34qwkTB


Hot Lunch

Sometimes you want a nice hot lunch to get you through another working from home day. And easy way to do that is to use a sheet pan meal recipe. That means, taking your meat, your starch and your vegetable, putting them all on a sheet tray with seasonings and popping them in the oven to cook.


Check out our favorite sheet pan hot lunch idea here: https://bit.ly/2ViM6eS



For all of the vegetarians out there, don’t let lunch become the same every day. Give your lunch routine some variety and try out this easy recipe for “Vegetarian Pasta with Spinach and Ricotta Cheese”: https://bit.ly/3c9Wk8t


Comforting Recipes

Who says you can’t indulge for lunch? Who says you can’t have breakfast foods for lunch? We say, do what makes you happy.


Check out this recipe for a very comforting lunch of biscuits and gravy: https://armagazine.com/2JUySQg


Don’t let your lunch routine get in a rut just because you are working from home. Try out one of these easy lunch recipes today.



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Published 5.3.2020

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