Make lunchtime easy with these work-from-home lunch ideas. They can be prepped ahead of time and with all of these different ideas, you won’t have to eat a boring lunch again.
When working from home while disabled it can be easy to order delivery or grab less healthy options. You are often using most of your energy to work so the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time and energy on lunch.
A good way to prevent that is to prepare food ahead of time when you have more energy to give to the prep. Having these things ready to go will make lunchtime more enjoyable and easier.
Fueling our bodies well can also often help us manage some of our symptoms making it even more important. So while it’s fine to get delivery from time to time or grab something random, for those days we want to eat well without a lot of effort these work-from-home lunch ideas can help!
Tips for Making Work-From-Home Lunches Easier
- Have a meal plan that includes lunches. Having a meal plan can help you know what needs to be prepped ahead of time and cut out all the decision-making when you may be more fatigued.
- Keep easy-to-grab food on hand. While these lunch ideas can be made ahead sometimes you won’t get around to the prep so having easy things on hand also helps. This could be cheese and crackers, hummus and veggies, or even things like Lunchables. Of course, healthy options are best but some days you just need to eat something.
- Get your groceries delivered. If it’s possible for you to get your groceries delivered that can cut out a lot of the work that is involved in grocery shopping. You can try Instacart for free to see if it’s something that helps you.
- Use a meal kit service. You can get a bigger plan than you need and cook a meal for dinner and have the leftovers for lunch. Or if you have more energy during the day, cook up the meal at lunch and have leftovers for dinner. You can get 16 meals free from HelloFresh to see if this tip helps you.
The key is to stop worrying about what other people are doing for lunch and what so-called experts are saying you should do. Find what works for you and your body.
Easy Work-From-Home Lunch Ideas
Quick and easy lunch ideas that can be made ahead of time for a delicious but simple lunch.
Pin Wheel Sandwiches
Pin wheel sandwiches are so easy to prep for lunch! They are great for when you’re short on time too.
Chicken Salad with Grapes
Learn how to make chicken salad with grapes at home. It’s every better than what you can buy, with better ingredients, and is really easy to make.
How to Bake Salmon
This recipe for baked salmon is a great option for anyone looking to prepare a healthy and flavorful meal in less than 20 minutes! The simple ingredients and easy cooking method make this recipe a go-to for busy weeknights and perfect for on the go lunch and meal prep.
Healthy Burger Bowls
These healthy burger bowls combine all the flavours of a classic burger in a low carb, easy to prepare bowl. They are gluten free, dairy free, and easily customizable for everyone to enjoy!
Copycat Chicken Salad Chick Sassy Scotty
This copycat Sassy Scotty chicken salad recipe goes great on toast, with crackers, or on a bed of lettuce. It is an easy chicken salad recipe to make for lunch.
Quick & Easy Greek Chicken Meatballs
These healthy oven-baked Greek chicken meatballs are packed with flavour and take just 15 minutes to throw together. They are made with whole ingredients and are gluten-free. The perfect protein for a homemade Greek meal!
Chicken Avocado Salad Recipe
This easy chicken bacon avocado corn salad comes together in minutes and may be made ahead of time.
Healthy brown rice salad
This nutty, healthy brown rice salad is a delicious and nutritious dish that's ideal to make ahead for a few days' lunches. It's packed with protein and fiber and low in saturated fat. This recipe contains a rainbow of various flavors, colors and textures, all brought together with a fragrant orange, honey and mustard dressing.
5-minute Vegan Tuna Recipe
Whip up a batch of this vegan tuna salad for meal prep this week. You’ll easily be able to make a sandwich or scoop some onto a salad for a quick and delicious lunch.
Creamy Chana Masala with Coconut Milk
This easy creamy Chana masala is a delicious meal you can make in 30 minutes. It’s perfect for leftovers served with some basmati rice or naan!
Creamy Gluten Free Tomato Soup
This deliciously creamy gluten free tomato soup is a perfect lunch or dinner to warm you up on a cold day. It’s also dairy free and vegan too!
Homemade Uncrustable Sandwiches
Prep a batch of these freezer friendly PB&J uncrustables to have on hand for a quick and easy lunch when you're working from home.
Spicy Chickpea Mash
This spicy chickpea mash is easy, tasty and loaded with fiber. Try as a sandwich, wrap or dip and discover your new healthy lunchtime staple.
The Best Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recipe
This chicken salad with rotisserie chicken is a delicious easy lunch option! This healthy recipe is perfect for meal prep and works well as a sandwich, wrap, or dip.
25-Minute Buffalo Chickpea Wrap
This Buffalo Chickpea Wrap is filled with spicy & crunchy roasted chickpeas, other delicious veggies, and ranch dressing for bold flavors.
Protein Snack Pack
Protein Snack Packs filled with hard-boiled eggs, almonds, hummus, and crunchy veggies. An easy and delicious lunchtime meal-prep solution perfect for any protein lover, these fantastic little protein snack packs are perfect to make ahead for when your working at home.
The Best One Pot Vegan Chili
Flavorful, comforting, and requiring just one pot, this vegan chili makes the perfect comfort food. Plus, it’s easy to make and meal prep – so you can enjoy it throughout the week!
Easy Buffalo Chicken Rice Bowl
Buffalo chicken rice bowl is topped with bold buffalo chicken, avocado, celery, tomatoes, and bacon. It’s finished with a spicy, creamy buffalo ranch drizzle.
Orzo Pesto Salad
This super easy orzo pesto salad will become your go-to fresh pasta salad. It’s as simple as mixing orzo with lots of herby pesto, tomatoes, cheese and olives, is fab for meal prep, keeps really well and is full of Mediterranean flavours everyone will love.
Granola Crunch Apple-Peanut Butter Sandwich Wraps
PB&J just got all grown up ... and even more delicious and nutritious! Make this ahead for a power lunch you'll truly look forward to enjoying!
The Ultimate Turkey Salad Recipe
Great with either turkey or chicken, this gorgeous salad is absolutely jam-crammed with vibrant tastes and textures! Perfect for lunch as a sandwich or as a topper for baby salad greens.
This Protein Salad is packed with fresh veggies and plenty of protein from quinoa, chickpeas, black beans, and eggs – the perfect combination of high-protein ingredients to keep you full and satisfied! You can pack this delicious salad in a jar, which is perfect for healthy meal prep.
Curry Puff Recipe
This Asian empanada is easy to batch make and freeze and can be fried from frozen, perfect for make-ahead meals!
Ham and Cheese Pancakes
These delicious savory pancakes can be made in a big batch and frozen for an easy grab-and-go lunch.
Mason Jar Thai Chopped Salad
Mason Jar salad looks so good and is great for prepping ahead of time. When it comes to lunchtime, all you need is the quick twist of a lid to get going!
Beef Vegetable Soup
This easy homemade Beef Vegetable Soup recipe (made stovetop) is filled with vegetables, tender beef and flavorful broth. Healthy and hearty.
Napa Almond Chicken Salad
This absolutely delicious chicken salad was inspired by the Napa Almond Chicken Salad at Panera. It is easy to make at home and so much like the restaurant version!
Restaurant Style Shrimp Salad
Making restaurant-style shrimp salad isn't difficult. It's about choosing the right shrimp and cooking them properly.
Mexican Bento Box
Pack a complete Mexican-themed lunch in minutes. This Mexican bento box features a combination of ingredients inspired by the fresh and fiery flavors south of the border. This no-cook assortment of vegan and vegetarian eats is a great way to spice up lunchtime!
Chicken Mango Lettuce Wraps
These healthy chicken lettuce wraps are quick and easy to make, flavorful, and delicious!
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