19 Make-Ahead Lunch Ideas For Anyone Who’s Always Cold ~ Maitland Quitmeyer

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1. Homemade Instant Noodle Cups


Just add hot water, and you’ve got ramen that’s way tastier and better for you. Slurp away. Get the recipe here.

2. Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps

Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps

This wrap is delicious hot or cold, but when your cubicle is more like an ice cube-icle, pop this baby in the microwave. Get the recipe here.

3. Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Casseroles

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Casseroles

~Layers of flavors~. Get the recipe here.

4. Egg Fried Rice in a Mug

Egg Fried Rice in a Mug

Assemble the ingredients at home, nuke at work. Get the recipe here.

5. Bacon Cheeseburger Wraps

Bacon Cheeseburger Wraps

Get the recipe here.

6. Peanut Lime Chicken Lunch Bowls

Peanut Lime Chicken Lunch Bowls

Peanut sauce. Get the recipe here.

7. Ground Turkey & Sweet Potato Stuffed Peppers

Ground Turkey & Sweet Potato Stuffed Peppers

Thirty minutes to whip up a batch, one minute to nuke in the communal microwave. Get the recipe here.

8. Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Basically the DIY version of all day McDonald’s breakfast (but better for you!). Get the recipe here.

9. Light Fajita Quesadillas

Light Fajita Quesadillas

Warm it up to get that perfect ~cheese stretch~. Get the recipe here.

10. Minestrone Soup


Make a big batch, freeze it in portions, take it to work. Get the recipe here.

11. Homemade Hot Pockets

Homemade Hot Pockets

Just stuff some leftovers in puff pastry and bake. Then microwave at work. Plus, you can nuke these straight from the freezer.  Get the recipe here.

12. Instant Oatmeal Jars

Instant Oatmeal Jars

Just add hot water to get a healthy and customizable meal in your cubicle. Get the recipe here.

13. Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs with Rice and Asparagus

Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs with Rice and Asparagus

Almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Get the recipe here.

14. Vegan Lentil, Sweet Potato & Kale Pockets

Vegan Lentil, Sweet Potato & Kale Pockets

No fork, no problem. Get the recipe here.

15. BBQ Sundae Supper

BBQ Sundae Supper

So you can pretend you’re in the sunshine instead of under fluorescent lights. Get the recipe here.

16. Country Breakfast Bowls

Country Breakfast Bowls

Eat breakfast for lunch; make all your coworkers jealous. Get the recipe here.

17. Homemade Alphabet Spaghetti with Meatballs

Homemade Alphabet Spaghetti with Meatballs

Bring a little childhood joy to the workplace. Get the recipe here.

18. Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

A baked sweet potato is basically a ~potato bowl~. Get the recipe here.

19. And chase these delicious lunches down with holiday spice hot cocoa.


Just keep the mix at your desk for those 4 p.m. sugar crashes. Get the recipe here.




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