Now that work days are back in full swing, it gets really hard to prepare food from scratch, much less healthy food. It can get overwhelming, juggling a full work schedule and then having plan out a whole meal plan for the day? Its so much easier to just go to work and grab a quick take-out at lunch. But you know what, I lived that life, and I started to do the math… I spent so much money on take out that I could be spending on other things and my diet was really bad. It was so much cheaper to stock up on groceries and make easy lunch recipes at home that I actually enjoyed. Food is more fulfilling when you make it yourself!
Actually taking the time to make something at home is so worth it because one, you’ll be saving money and two you’ll actually be taking control of your diet.
The recipes in this post are meal preppy, meaning that you can make most of them in bulk and just store them up in the fridge. So basically you have one big cooking session and you’re set for practically the whole week!
15 Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes to Meal Prep
1. Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl
Get the recipe on Modern Meal Makeover
I love a good rice bowl because it’s one of those meals that are so easy to prepare and put together and this teriyaki chicken stir fry rice bowl is no exception.
2. Chopped Chicken Shawarma Salad
Get the recipe on Familystyle Food
I’m obsessed with this meal! I love shawarma and anytime I get the one that’s pre-wrapped I immediately pull it apart, its just so much more fun to eat it in a bowl.
3. Crispy Baked Tofu and Spicy Chickpea Salad
Get the recipe on melisustunnn
You know what my biggest discovery has been this year? Tofu can actually taste good, it’s possible guys! It’s just all in the way you prepare it! (Shocker, I know…)
4. Marinated BBQ Chicken and Salad
Get recipe on recipemumma
You can never go wrong with a nice big juicy chicken breast. This marinated BBQ chicken and salad is so so easy to make. It’s the perfect light lunch.
5. Canned Salmon Salad
Get recipe on Salt & Lavender
I thought putting a sandwich on this list of quick and easy lunches would be a little bit cliché but who actually cares because this sandwich is so yummy and easy to put together…
6. Cobb-ish Salad
Get the recipe on soul_brew.co
We all love a good salad you can put together with the ingredients already in your fridge. That’s why I love this salad, it’s so easy to make and then meal prep for lunch on a busy day.
7. Loaded Tuna Salad
Get recipe on LINDSEY EATS
Anyone else obsessed with tuna? But now that I think about it I don’t think the words I’m obsessed with tuna have ever been spoken by another person but I can say that we all appreciate it.
8. Hummus Veggie Wrap
Get the recipe on Little Sunny Kitchen
This is one of those really simple recipes for when you really are busy. Its so so easy but so so good.
9. Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl
Get the recipe on winniesbalance
I may have a slight addiction to rice bowls (I’m sure you can tell by now) at this point I’m convinced I’m 75% rice. But that’s not the point, the point is this yummy easy to make chicken teriyaki rice bowl with broccoli.
10. Green Cucumber Sandwich with Pistachio Goat Cheese
Get the recipe on Cooking for Keeps
If you’re looking for a bit of a lighter lunch, this cucumber sandwich is perfecto.
11. Chickpea Vegetable Fajita Wraps
Get the recipe on MUNCHMEALS BY JANET
Name one person that doesn’t like fajitas? I’ll wait…. Ok I know a chickpea/veggie fajita is a little bit out of the box, but it never huts to give things a try right? Especially when it comes to food!
12. Chicken Gyros
Get the recipe on Jo Cooks
Now this is a gryos done right and the best park is that Jo (from Jo Cooks, who made this recipe) made it so that anyone can easily make it!
13. Corn Tomato Avocado Salad
Get the recipe on skinny taste
Now if you don’t like avocados this recipe is not for you because it is basically all avocados, but me? I love them, so I’m making this all the time!
14. Chicken and Mango Salsa Bowl
Get the recipe on Sims Home Kitchen
I know what you’re thinking, another rice bowl?! But this rice bowl is made with mango which is an ingredient I don’t see a lot. It’s such a fun twist to this meal.
15. Beef Stir Fry
Get the recipe on Clean Food Crush
I love this meal for lunch prep because it is easy to make and has basically zero carbs but if you want you could add rice!
Thanks for reading this post! Are you going to try any of these 15 easy lunch meal prep recipes?
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