Working from home allows you to have tons of options when deciding what to eat for lunch. You’re not limited to grabbing something easy to transport or having to prep your lunch the night before—anything in your kitchen is at your disposal. If you feel like you’ve been in a meal rut, here are four easy and quick lunch ideas.
The beauty in this meal is that you can use whatever ingredients you have leftover from the night before and some fresh vegetables. Start with your leftovers like hard-boiled eggs, chicken, or shrimp and build around them. We suggest using five to seven other components and one dip like hummus, tahini, or babaganoush. Top it off with some feta cheese, olive oil, and za’atar spice for a restaurant-worthy meal.
Last Night’s Meal
Don’t let the leftover pasta go to waste. Simply toss it with olive oil, vinegar, canned tuna, arugula, capers, and tomatoes for a hearty pasta salad. If you had chicken or salmon last night, make a salad or sandwich with the leftovers.
Soup or Chili
Soups and chillis are super satisfying and they’ll keep you full. Add some pesto, yogurt, toasted nuts, parmesan cheese, shallots, and chilies, and don’t forget some fresh bread to dip into it.
Salads are one of the easiest dishes to throw together and you can always switch up the proteins so you don’t get bored with them. We love canned tuna, shrimp, shredded chicken, boiled eggs, or steak in our salads.