Bored With Your Work-From-Home Lunch? Try These 27 Ideas…

It’s 12pm on a Wednesday and I’ve wandered into my kitchen, officially hungry and looking for lunch. The only problem? Everything is either boring, needs extensive cooking, or (oops) looks like it might bordering on “too old to eat.” I’m desperately wishing I’d prepped something better or, at least, planned for a better lunch by getting the groceries needed.

Lunches never have to be boring, but work-from-home days are an especially great opportunity for a little midday pick-me-up in the form of a delicious lunch. You can make the most of leftovers or whip up a quick grain bowl, pasta dish, or gussied-up salad—much better than your usual. If your routine is a little tired, consider switching out your typical sandwich or sad desk salad with one of these 27 ideas for a better work-from-home lunch.


1. Simple Vegan Salad


2. Thai Chicken Wrap


3. Spring Onion Peanut Noodles


4. Chicken Shawarma and Pita Salad


5. Ginger Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup


6. Spring Omelette


7. Cilantro Lime Chicken Fried Rice


8. Korean Steak Bowls with Sesame Cucumber Slaw


9. Mediterranean Wedge Salad with Hummus Dressing


10. Slow Cooker Green Chili Pork Tacos and Cilantro-Lime Slaw


11. Mushroom and Gruyere Bruschetta


12. 10-Minute Mediterranean Farro Salad


13. Easy Asian-Style Tuna Lettuce Wraps


14. Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad


15. Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Bowls with Romesco Sauce


16. Beet Salad with Feta


17. Cacio e Pepe Mac and Cheese


18. Hummus Chicken Salad


19. Chickpea Coconut Curry


20. Caprese Salad


21. Spaghetti Aglio e Olio


22. 10-Minute Shanghai Style Wonton Soup for One


23. Chickpea Mediterranean Salad with Quinoa


24. Cara Cara Orange Panzanella Salad


25. Chickpea and Lemon Soup


26. Carrot Ginger Coconut Soup


27. Spicy Ginger Mango Salmon Poke Bowls