How to Keep Stocked for Office Lunches throughout the Week

April 11, 2016

During the work week, lunch all too often gets passed by and turns into a drab meal. We’re here to tell you that office lunches don’t have to be a pain to prepare or lackluster in flavor. Turn to the fridge and freezer for ready-to-eat meals and ingredients to keep stocked for the full week. For some lunch inspiration see below for must-have ingredients to keep on-hand.  

Multipurpose ingredients to keep stocked at your desk for added flavor or last-minute meals[1]:

  1. Lemons
  2. Soy sauce
  3. Olive oil
  4. Nut butter
  5. Plain Greek yogurt
  6. Frozen grains (rice, quinoa, etc.)
  7. Butter
  8. Hard boiled eggs
  9. Sliced almonds
  10. Chickpeas

Prepared products to keep at home (or in the office freezer) to make packing lunch super easy:Italian Green Bean and Pierogy Salad

  1. Pierogies: We love Mrs. T’s Pierogies for a quick restaurant-worthy meal—try this Italian Green Bean and Pierogy Salad.
  2. Veggie and grain medley: To stay on the healthy track, try Birds Eye’s Protein Blends in Southwest Style— it has a kick of flavor to add flare to any boring lunch dish.Simply Potatoes Cheesy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
  3. Potatoes: Whip up these amazingly easy Cheesy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes as a quick side dish.
  4. Pizza: Red Baron’s Deep Dish Mini Pizzas are great for an office lunch because they just need to be heated, then enjoyed!
  5. Burritos: Need to head to an off-site meeting?Luvo Organic Bean & Cheese Burrito_packaging Heat up an Organic Bean & Cheese Burrito to eat on the way.
  6. Potstickers: InnovAsian’s Chicken Potstickers are the perfect bite, but also can be assembled with a side of veggies or rice for a well-balanced lunch.
  7. Respect Turkey BurgersTurkey burgers: You don’t need a grill to have a good burger! Cook a Respect Foods’ Turkey Burgers and pair with a salad or chips for a delicious lunch.
  8. Ethnic Entrées: Put down the menu—Saffron Road’s Chicken Pad Thai is way better than take-out!
  9. Jimmy Dean Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit SandwichesSandwiches: Craving breakfast? Bring Jimmy Dean’s Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches to work and you can enjoy a portable brunch.
  10. Chicken breast fillets: Jazz up plain ole’ chicken and make Avocado Chicken Salad.

 

What are your favorite products to pack for office lunches? Share with us in the comments below!


[1] http://food52.com/blog/16400-10-multipurpose-ingredients-to-keep-in-the-office-for-better-lunches

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