Lunch is my most favorite meal of the day and I think it deserves some attention. If you watch my IG stories, you know I love prepping ahead. Sunday night I cook a feast so I can mix and match things for lunches! Here are some of my favorite make-ahead meals that travel to work like a pro!
#1 – Mexican Corn and Quinoa Salad. It’s light but fulling and you’ll be obsessed.
#2 – Greek Chicken Salad – it’s packed with protein and pickled red onions and it’s perfect when you’re on the go!
#3 – Southwestern Brown Rice Bowl – cilantro vinaigrette doused brown rice is topped with everything you need for a DIY burrito bowl!
#4 – Quinoa Stuffed Peppers – these are the best! They make for a perfect dinner and then snag one for lunch the following day! Best when topped with guacamole – duh!
#5 – Asian Chicken Slaw if I could eat this every day, I totally would! It’s 90% vegetables, 10% chicken and all of it is tossed in an addictive light soy sauce dressing.
#6 – Goat Cheese, Beet and Farro Salad make this one on the weekend and it lasts for days! Just add the avocado right before you head out the door so it doesn’t brown.
#7 – Pesto Caprese Quinoa Salad – co-workers will be majorly jealous of this insta-worthy salad!
#8 – Avocado Shrimp Quinoa Bowls – you know I’m all about a bowl – and this shrimp quinoa bowl will not disappoint!
#9 – Southwestern Sweetpotato Bowl – ditto to what I just said above!
#10 – Chicken Tawook Bowls – do it!! But fair warning, the garlic sauce might give you some garlic breath so maybe don’t do it if you have to have back to back meetings all afternoon 🙂
and if you still need a little more inspiration – check out my Lunch 101 / Assembly Line style post! It’s saved us from eating bad take-out for lunch many many times!
I am so excited you are making one of my recipes and I would love to see how it turns out. Make sure to share it on instagram and tag me @whatsgabycookin so I can see your masterpiece!