Easy Workweek Lunches Worth Getting Excited About

  • Story By: Juley Le

While there’s quite a number of Everygirls working at their dream jobs, some of us are still tinkering about taking the big leap from the it-pays-the-bills jobs. Some days, to be honest, the only thing to look forward to is lunch. Turkey sandwiches and spinach salads are typically easy to pack and shave a few dollars off the bill. However, we’ve personally eaten our fair share and now we’re bored. Real talk. It’s time to spice up that lunch hour so we can effectively daydream about being our own boss or (insert your dream job here), and then finish the day off strong. 

Remember those charming little Lunchables filled with squares of turkey, cheese, crackers, and a nifty little snack your parents let you pick for a special elementary school lunch? Well, now that you’re all grown up and have sophisticated wine and cheese nights, why not infuse your tupperware with the same excitement? We like to pack what we affectionately call ‘Adult Lunchables’ with the crackers, cheese, and smoked meats you’d generally see on charcuterie boards or cheese plates. No wine here (whoops!), but a hearty green juice will cleanse your palate just as nicely. 

Whether you’re using leftovers or are simply treating yourself, we’re confident you’ll have fun eating lunch. Here’s how to make them:

Ingredients:
Crackers or sliced French bread
Choice of sliced or smoked meats (peppered salami and prosciutto shown above)
Choice of cheese(s) (Swiss and cheddar shown here, but Manchego and Brie are both popular options)
Choice of chocolate
Healthy green juice

Directions: Assemble in your favorite glass container or lunch box, stack, and enjoy! 

 

Ok, ok so Adult Lunchables probably aren’t the most nutritious daily choice. Here are a few mouthwatering lunches worth getting excited about when you want to be a bit more practical! They all come together quite easily, but some you’ll want to make in advance and refrigerate.

 

1. Quinoa Quesadillas

2. Homemade Lobster Rolls

3. It’s Not Summer Yet Greek Pasta Salad

4. Spicy Brussels Sprouts & Avocado Salad

5. Goat Cheese & Avocado Toast

 

Share your Adult Lunchable or inspired work lunch with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the hashtag #EverygirlFood. We’d love to see what you’re eating!

 

  • Holly.

    I totally pack “adult lunchables” for lunch. I’ve been doing this forever. I don’t get a lot of time to eat during the day, so a quick lunch like this really fills me up and gets me through the day! Love this article!

  • That spicy brussel sprout salad looks divine! Can’t wait to give that a try. Great article my friend! xox

    • Thank you, Julia! And we have to try the brussels sprout salad for our next MOTM 🙂

  • I love adult lunachables. Over the summer I would pack them on a regular basis with a big bowl of fruit. Such an easy and tasty way to use up the left overs from a weekend cheese plate.

  • Angela

    These are just so pretty! My go-to lunch is greek yogurt, string cheese and fresh fruit. I should mix it up a bit with adult lunchables 🙂

    tulipsandrain.com

  • I’ve done the adult lunchables for lunch before and they’re great. The rest of these look wonderful as well!

    xo
    Christa
    http://www.gardeniasandmint.wordpress.com

    • So cool to hear! Would love to see what your lunches look like 🙂

  • Michelle

    Love kiddy lunchables and love this adult version! Great idea.

  • Awesome! Definitely giving these a try in the not-so-distant future!

    // Regina
    gardeniasandmint.wordpress.com

    • Do share your lunches with the hashtag #Everygirlfood!

  • Thu Le Cao

    So creative!!!

    • Thank you sistaaaface <3 Love you.

  • These look awesome! I tend to cook a lot on Sundays and take left overs for lunch. But I love the adult lunchable idea. One of my favorite mini sandwiches is: feta cheese, avocado, fresh mint, hardboiled egg with lime zest on a piece of toast. So yummy! http://apersianrose.blogspot.com/

    • Whoa! That combination seriously sounds so yummy! I will have to try it. Thank you for sharing and make sure to tag us if you post your adult lunchable!

  • Iliana’s Notebook

    Goat Cheese and Avocado toast is my fav work week lunch… also a mozz/roasted repper/spinach/pesto wrap is a good option

  • Yum! Those all look delicious! I might have to make that spicy brussel sprout salad this week!
    Katharine
    Paytington & Co.

  • Yum! Avo on toast has to be the best invention!

  • thekoreanrhino

    Yummy !!! Can’t wait to try it !!

    • Stephen

      Korea doesn’t have Rhino’s ?!