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I always have the best intentions when packing my lunch for work, but when lunchtime rolls around, I rarely want to eat what I've prepared. Whether it's a lackluster salad or a soggy sandwich, I end up skipping it in favor of takeout. Now, doesn't that defeat the point?

This pasta salad is definitely a dish you'll want to eat come lunchtime. Between the slightly chewy ramen noodles, crunchy veggies, and juicy chicken, this salad will keep you feeling satisfied and give you the energy to make it through the 3 p.m. slump.

The best part is the creamy dressing — a mixture of peanut butter, coconut milk, and lime juice — that coats the whole salad. You can mix everything together at home, and eat the salad cold at work.

Don't forget to garnish with chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro!

Get the Recipe: Thai Chicken Pasta Salad from I Wash You Dry