Being able to cook lunch every day is pretty awesome. I don’t miss the slapped together peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I used to throw in a paper bag for lunch when I worked at an office. But, I know some of you need lunch ideas that you can prepare ahead of time and take with you to work. This list includes some that fit into that category and others that need to be cooked and eaten right away. Something for everybody.
If you like spinach and artichoke dip, you’ll loooooove this sandwich. My husband begs me to make this one. This needs to be eaten pretty much right away, so if you don’t work at home, try it on the weekend.
This is one of my favorite salads, because it’s so different than a “normal” salad.
If you’re looking for a healthy, almost raw lunch without eating a salad, try this wrap.
This is one of my go-tos when I want something fast and delicious. If you want to take this one to work with you, chop up the veggies and toast the bread but don’t put it all together until you’re ready to eat. That way the bread won’t get soggy. I hate soggy bread!
I thought being vegan meant no creamy salad dressings, but I was wrong. This one is super easy to make. Keep the dressing separate from the salad until you’re ready to chow down.
In the mood for Chinese? Try this super simple recipe that will take you less time than it would for you to wait for takeout. Plus, it’s much healthier. This is an awesome dish reheated, so make it the night before if you’re taking it with you to work.
When I want to add something raw to my lunch, I often make this simple tomato salad with basil. It’s so much yummier than you would imagine.
My health is my top priority, so I’ve been eating a lot of large salads. This one will fill you up and delight your taste buds.
If you’re having one of THOSE days where you just need a little comfort food or pick-me-up, try this quesadilla. You can thank me later!
There you have it! Nine vegan and gluten-free lunch options. I hope that helps you mix it up.