Finding exciting lunch ideas for work is one of the best ways to start saving money on your food spending. That’s because buying lunch at work can really add up if you do it too often.
When I worked as a financial analyst, I tried to bring my lunch as much as possible. But, it was easy to get caught up with others who were going out to grab a quick lunch. The leftovers or sandwich I packed never sounded as exciting as going out.
Sure, it’s fun to go out to lunch from time to time, but it adds up quickly.
I would find myself spending anywhere from $10-$15 when I did go out for lunch. Even just $5 for lunch here and there can add up to a lot of money when you’re trying to cut your budget.
So, to help you save money on lunch, I have some delicious and healthy lunch ideas for work that will get you excited about packing your lunch.
This list is full of healthy lunch ideas for work, including a great vegetarian quinoa bowl with beans, corn, and a lime vinaigrette. There are low carb options like chicken fajita bowls and an avocado chicken salad (this one looks so pretty in the pictures!).
The recipe I’m most excited to try is the chicken hummus naan wrap. It’s packed full of veggies, and if you are vegetarian, you can easily leave out the chicken and still have a great and filling lunch.
One thing I recommend doing with these lunch ideas for work is to make them even easier by doing your prep work on the weekend or spending one night cooking and preparing several days worth of lunches. You can divide them up into containers and label each, which will help you stay organized.
Even if you don’t prepare your lunches in advance, all of these recipes are still easy lunches for work. That means you’ll be even more likely to remember that there is food in your fridge so that you can save money each week on lunch.
You might even find yourself making some of these for dinner!
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Here are 10 easy and delicious lunch ideas for work.
1. Cheesy Taco Pasta
2. Southwest Quinoa Salad
3. Chicken Fajita Meal-Prep Bowls
4. Cold Chicken Pasta Salad
5. Chicken Hummus Naan Wraps
6. Korean Chicken Meal Prep Bowl
7. Vegan Curry Ramen Noodles
8. Crispy Vegan Potato Tacos with Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce
9. Smashed Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich
10. Avocado Chicken Salad
What are your favorite lunch ideas for work? Do you bring your lunch to work?
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