Simple Lunch Ideas for Work

Do you usually have trouble figuring out what to pack for lunch at work?

You obviously want it to be something quick, healthy, and delicious. Well, you don’t need to worry about it any longer – or for at least two more days because we’ve got 2 simple and delicious work lunch recipes that you can prepare with ease. Check them out!

The Turkey Bomb Sandwiches

What You Need?

  • Bread* 2 slices
  • Cheddar cheese 1 slice
  • Turkey (thinly sliced) 1½ ounce
  • Thick-cut bacon (crisped) 1 slice
  • Granny Smith apple (thinly sliced) ¼
  • Caramelized onions 1 tablespoon
  • Mayonnaise to taste

*You can choose white bread or brown as per your liking. We use the 12-grain bread for this recipe.

What to Do?

  • Place the cheese on one bread slice and toast it in the oven until the cheese melts and changes color slightly.
  • Spread mayonnaise on the other slice of bread.
  • Layer the turkey, apple, bacon, and caramelized onions on the top of the mayonnaise bread.
  • Now toast this layered bread in the oven till the bread browns and the ingredients on top of it are warm.
  • Cover the layered toasted bread with the toasted cheese bread.
  • Cut it into half and pack it for lunch.

Pasta Salad with Chicken & Salsa Hummus

What You Need?

  • Chopped vegetables (cooked)* 1 cup
  • Cubed chicken (cooked) ** ¾ cup
  • Cubed avocado ½
  • Elbow pasta 1 cup
  • Salsa 2 tablespoons
  • Hummus 2 tablespoons

*You could take any combination of vegetables you like. We prefer asparagus, carrots, and peas.

**You can fry, grill, or bake the chicken. Cook it anyway you like. We grilled ours with some basic seasoning of salt and pepper.

What to Do?

  • Prepare your pasta as per the instructions on the packet.
  • Combine the chicken, avocado, and the vegetables in a bowl and mix in the cooked pasta.
  • Add the hummus and the salsa. Mix them well.
  • Refrigerate the salad overnight to allow the flavors to set. If you’re cooking in the morning, allow the salad at least an hour in the refrigerator before you have it.
  • Pack it for lunch and enjoy this delicious cold pasta salad with hummus and salsa.

Try these recipes out and let us know how they worked out for you! If you try any variations that turn out to be delicious, don’t forget to share them with us.