Is your lunch rotation getting a bit stale? I’ve got a bunch of my favorite take to work lunch recipes together in a collection for you. These take to work lunch recipes are perfect to prep ahead, transport easily and quick to assemble or reheat when you are ready to eat!
Why is meal prep important?
For me, self-care is important for my overall sense of well-being. Often we think of health as only being our body, but it is so much more than that. Our mental and emotional health also contribute greatly to how we feel each and every day. Taking some time out to prep up meals that you enjoy, find satisfying and make you feel great is key to taking care of yourself and a huge part of intuitive eating.
This collection of lunch recipes has options for hot and cold meals that you can prep up and take on the go with you to work, school or where ever you spend your days. And if you scroll down to the end, I give you five of my favorite sauces you use as mix and match for salads and lunch bowls.
Take to work lunch meals
From one dish meals to recipes that you can eat hot or cold, this list contains a lot of variety for you to spice up your lunches!
Soups are great because you can make a batch ahead of time and freeze it. That way you always have a meal to grab when time is tight and you didn’t get something prepped.
Taco Inspired Vegan Lentil Soup
Lentils are cooked with tomatoes, corn and taco seasoning to create a hearty, delicious and healthy soup. The soup goes together in less than an hour and also works well to prepare ahead.
Aguadito de Verduras (Peruvian Green Soup with Vegetables)
This delicious, veggie packed soup has just a slight bit of spice from some peppers combined with cilantro and tons of lime juice. The result is a lovely bright flavor combined with tons of vegetables and legumes. Great to make ahead of time and freeze or store for use during the week.
This recipe makes two totally different bowls or salads with two totally different flavors!!! You can prep these ahead in jars or containers to take on the go or to throw together a quick and easy dinner at the end of a busy day. Don’t be daunted by the ingredient list!! It’s actually pretty fast and you end up with four complete jars so either lunch for one for four days or two meals for two people.
Pan roasted veggies are a quick and easy way to meal prep. This recipe combines sweet potatoes, crispy chickpeas and veggies all cooked together in less than an hour!!! Served with a creamy eggplant and roasted red pepper sauce.
Sometimes a sandwich is all you may want for lunch. It’s a quick and easy option and both of these recipes give you tons of flexibility. Whether you want a traditional sandwich with bread or you prefer to wrap it up, these recipes are great!
Creamy Chickpea Salad
This delicious creamy chickpea salad is a great vegetarian option when you are craving chicken salad!!! It's perfect with whole grain bread or wrap and also as a salad topping on a bed of your favorite greens. Try one of the flavor variations to spice it up a bit!!!
Looking for a heartier options for lunch? These recipes are all best served hot and may more filling for you at lunch time than a salad or grain bowl. Perfect to prep ahead on the weekend and portion out so you can just grab and go.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Bowl with Cilantro Cream
This dish goes together quick and creates a nice balance of sweet and savory.
What is your favorite take to work lunch? Please tell me in the comments below! Did you make any of these recipes? If so, please tell me how the meal worked for you and also give the recipes you liked a 5-star rating in the recipe card!!
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