5 easy packed lunch ideas for your return to the office
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Whether we like it or not, the return to office working is getting ever-closer. Whilst in lockdown, we have had the luxury of a whole fridge to ourselves, fresh ingredients and cooking utensils to hand. Heading back into the office, it’s a whole different story. We have to fight for five minutes in the microwave, deal with soggy salad that was prepped the night before or opt for a pot-noodle because there is no other option.
If you are looking for some inspo for healthy packed lunch ideas, we’ve got you covered. We’ve scoured the internet to find some of the tastiest options that will have you counting down the hours until 1pm.
In England, most offices will be returning to the workplace after 19th July restrictions are lifted, so it’s time to start meal prepping.
Healthy Packed lunch inspo
All of our packed lunch ideas can be prepped beforehand and can be taken to the office, so that means no smelly fish in the microwave.
- Chicken Caesar pasta salad
- Fajita/burrito bowls
- Mediterranean chickpea salad
- Roasted veg and chicken pesto pitas
- Chopped Asian salad
Chicken Caesar pasta salad
Pasta was the secret ingredient that you didn’t realise a Caesar salad was missing. Made with shredded lettuce, crunchy croutons and chicken thighs. You can make your own dressing or add a shop bought version. Get the recipe here.
Fajita or burrito bowls
Add some spice to your work lunches, with mexican inspired rice bowls. Load up your lunch box with a protein of choice (mince, chicken or beans). Add some mexican style veg, such as seasoned corn, peppers and onions, top with rice, salsa and of course some guac. Get the full recipe here.
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Summer lunches are supposed to be fresh and tasty and this mediterranean salad does the trick. Mix and match the ingredients, depending on what you have in the fridge. You can keep this veggie or add some precooked chicken pieces. Get the full recipe here.
Roasted veg and chicken pesto pitas
Opt for something a little different this week. Roast all your leftover veggies in the oven with garlic and herbs. Add some chicken or protein and load up your pitta bread with the veggies and top with pesto. Get the full recipe here.
Chopped asian salad
Crunchy, tangy and super fresh, this chopped Asian salad is a refreshing change from your lettuce base. It features cabbage, spring onions, carrots and crunchy red pepper. Get the full recipe here.
Feeling inspired to get your chef hat on? Take a look at our favourite summer salads to get you through the warm-weather season.
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