While meal prepping over the weekend is a great way to ensure you have lunches to pack through the week, things don't always go as planned. Sometimes Sunday gets ahead of you and you realize you've got nothing to bring. Don't worry! You won't have to resort to buying lunch all week if you turn to these quick recipes. They require minimal ingredients and can even be pulled together in the morning before you head out the door.
This sandwich might just whisk you away to France for a moment, which is never a bad thing when you're eating lunch at your desk.
A can of black beans becomes something much more when combined with hot smoked salmon, diced avocado, and lots of cherry tomatoes.
This hearty sandwich holds up well on your journey to the office and is more than OK eaten at room temperature — it makes for a nice change from the norm.
While this recipe calls for warming the wrap in a skillet to get the tortilla nice and crispy, skip this step if you're packing up your lunch — it will definitely still be as good.
The chicken salad in these wraps is spiced with curry powder and bulked up with with creamy Greek yogurt, which makes for a nice change from the usual.
A fried egg isn't the best choice for a work lunch, so instead enjoy this three-ingredient lunch with a hard-boiled egg.
It's best to assemble this sandwich right before you eat it — so just bring all the components to work and build it at your desk.
8. Feta Salsa
You may wonder how you can make lunch out of salsa, but really the possibilities are endless. Pile it on toast, toss it with some leftover cooked grains or pasta, or combine it with some shredded chicken.
Keep a few hard-boiled eggs on hand and lunch couldn't be easier. Here they become an easy sandwich with baguette and some store-bought pesto.
Not only does cabbage lighten up this riff on tuna salad, but it also turns it into more of a meal. It could definitely be enjoyed all on its own if you'd rather not fuss with the bread.