5 Not-Sad Desk Lunches You Don’t Have to Re-Heat

By Lauren Paige
August 30, 2021
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If you’re braving a new back-to-work situation this fall, you’re going to have to figure out lunch that doesn’t involve walking to the fridge. It’s possible you may already feeling bored with the same old tupperware Tuesday lunch. The solution? Try one of these brilliant packed lunch ideas. No reheating required.

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1. Jalapeno Chicken Salad from LPFEDME

Spice up your lunch with this quick and clean Buffalo chicken salad. Stuff the chicken salad into bell peppers for a satisfying crunch — plus now there’s no need to worry it’ll get soggy like a typical sandwich. A few jalapeños in the mix provide all the heat you’ll need.

mason jar salads

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2. Mix and Match Mason Jar Salads from The Girl on the Bloor

Take your desk salads from boring to brilliant with these salad jar combos. They’re easy to make, easy to take, and the mix of ingredients is endless!

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3. How to Make a Lettuce Wrap Sandwich from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Traditional wraps can go from scrumptous to soggy before your noon lunch break. These lettuce wraps are a quick and clean crunchy alternative to the traditional midday sandwich and can be filled with anything you like.

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4. Adult Lunchables from Project Meal Plans

Be the envy of the office with these easy charcuterie-inspired lunches. Select your favorite meats, cheeses, fruits and veggies, toss in some crackers and voila!

korean chickpeas

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5. Korean BBQ Chickpea Bento Bowls from Sweet Peas and Saffron

Load up on veggies and flavor with these Korean BBQ chickpea bento bowls. They’re packed full of plant-based deliciousness and are the perfect packed lunch that tastes even better at room temperature.

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