Food & Drink

10 Easy Lunch Recipes You Can Meal Prep for the Week


No matter your age, your industry, your job title, your personality, or your income, there’s one thing that we can all agree on — it sucks to get hungry in the middle of the workday. When your stomach is screaming at you and the hanger starts to set in, all productivity goes out the window. And who has the time (or money) to go grab a balanced meal? NO ONE.

It’s a super common problem, and it seems that restaurants have not yet capitalized on the concept of making healthy, filling meals available on the go (for less than the price of an arm and a leg). Solution: MEAL PREP! We’ve rounded up ten of our favorite lunch-ready recipes — and they’re all perfect for making ahead of time. So spend a Sunday night prepping some food, then reap the benefits all week long. Your productivity will thank you (and so will your co-workers, considering how much happier you’ll be with a full stomach!).


1. Thai Peanut Quinoa Jar

Source: Refinery29


2. Nut-Free Pasta Salad


3. Pumpkin Tortilla Soup


4. Vegan Chopped Salad with Spiced Chickpeas


5. Turkey Pinwheels


6. Spinach Hummus Lunch Wraps


7. Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Brussel Sprouts

Source: Delish


8. Instant Pot Beef Stew


9. Black Bean Veggie Burger


10. Ginger Scallion Bowls


What are some of your favorite meal prep recipes? Share in the comments below!