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Easy Lunch-at-Work Recipes — Try These 3 Time-Saving Takeaway Lunch Ideas

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 13, 2021
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Making meals for lunchtime at work could be a bit daunting and time-consuming. To ease up on the stress and time, check out these three easy-to-make lunch ideas!

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Lunchtime at work could mean ordering takeout or eating homemade meals, but when it comes to making these meals, it is anything but stress-free.

However, over time, food enthusiasts have come up with several easy recipes for people who spend most of their time in the office or workplace.

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Photo of a man eating while working | Photo: Pexels

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Lunch at work does not have to be boring. Neither does it have to be time-wasting. Looking for something fast and delicious to enjoy at lunchtime? Read on for a few suggestions.

BROCCOLI SALAD WITH GREEK YOGHURT DRESSING

Salads are classic lunchtime ideas, so whether at home or work, they come highly recommended. One reason for its popularity is the variety of delicious salad recipes out there. However, for this work lunch list, Brocolli salad with greek yogurt is in the spotlight.

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Photo of bowl of broccolis | Photo: Pexels

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This yummy salad meal is easy to make, highly nutritious, and a perfect lunch at work. Made with greek yogurt instead of regular mayonnaise, this is a great choice for those committed to living healthy.

With a preparation time of 10 minutes and a cook time of 10 minutes, this salad recipe is as simple and straightforward as it can get.

A cup of yogurt with strawberries | Photo: Pexels

A cup of yogurt with strawberries | Photo: Pexels

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INGREDIENTS

  • Brocolli
  • Greek Yoghurt’
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Salt
  • Raw honey
  • Lemon zest
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Bowl filled with vegetables | Photo: Pexels

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HOW TO PREPARE

  • Wash broccoli and cut into florets
  • Mix with other salad ingredients
  • Store mixture in an airtight container
  • Store in a refrigerator
  • Mix greek yogurt, honey, apple cider vinegar, and lemon zest to make the dressing.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of salt when serving
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Photo of people slicing vegetables in the kitchen | Photo: Pexels

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AVOCADO, TURKEY AND HUMMUS GREEK WRAP

Another fantastic workplace lunch idea is Avocado, Turkey, and Hummus Greek Wrap. This comes as no surprise as wraps are an all-time favorite.

This particular wrap meal is easy to make, rich in protein, and quite satisfying. Altogether, Avocado, Turkey & Hummus Wrap is an excellent way of sticking to a healthy eating plan.

Photo of bread, tomatoes and avocados on a work board | Photo: Pexels

Photo of bread, tomatoes and avocados on a work board | Photo: Pexels

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INGREDIENTS

  • Wheat tortillas
  • Hummus
  • Turkey breast
  • Sliced tomato
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
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Sliced avocado on a piece of sliced bread | Photo: Pexels

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HOW TO PREPARE

  • Lay the tortilla on a flat surface
  • Spread hummus around the wrap
  • Spread a few slices of cucumber in the wrap
  • Spread sliced cheese, tomato slices, turkey breast, and avocado in the wrap
  • Tightly roll tortilla
  • Slice wrap in half
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Photo of a roasted turkey | Photo: Pexels

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    MAKE-AHEAD GREEK QUINOA STACKS

    Planning and preparing meals ahead is always a win. For this list, a make-ahead Greek Quinoa Stack comes highly recommended. With this recipe, eating a healthy and quick lunch at work will never be a problem.

    With 30 minutes of preparation time and a collection of healthy ingredients, a greek quinoa stack meal is perfect for lunchtime at work in the summer and all year long.

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    Clear glass with honey. | Photo: Pexels

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    INGREDIENTS

    • For the Dressing
    • Olive oil
    • Lemon juice
    • Oregano
    • Pepper
    • Salt
    • Apple cider vinegar
    • For the Quinoa Stacks
    • Chickpeas
    • Quinoa
    • Red onion
    • Parsley
    • Cherry tomato
    • Feta cheese
    • Kalamata olives
    Fresh tomatoes covered with flour | Photo: Pexels

    Fresh tomatoes covered with flour | Photo: Pexels

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    HOW TO PREPARE

    Whisk lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, olive oil, and oregano in a clean bowl. Divide the dressing into four parts and share into preferred jars.

    Layer ingredients in the jars in this sequence: chickpea, quinoa, red onion, kalamata olives, feta cheese, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and parsley. Refrigerate jars and serve at preferred times

    N/B: This recipe caters to four servings, so with this, lunch for four days is ready!

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