Packing a lunch is an age-old daily ritual that begins in childhood. Whether you’re a parent packing lunch for kids headed to school (or headed to the kitchen table for school at home) OR packing a lunch for yourself to be savored during a mid-day break, you no doubt want it to be both nutritious and tasty.
For the basics on how to build a better lunch, check out our Lunch Box Builder where we break down what goes into a healthy lunch… from top to bottom. The choices for lunch-at-home, though, certainly aren’t confined to simply what you can pack in a brown bag. With a little bit of prep, planning and a few convenience items, a healthy homemade lunch-at-home upgrade is easy.
This fun lunch idea is more than just an eye catching way to store pasta salad. By building your pasta salad with the dressing on the bottom, when you turn this recipe out into a bowl or onto a plate, the pasta, veggies and cheese get coated at just the right time… no soggy pasta when you make this in advance!
Lunch at home can come as early or as late as you like! These Egg Muffin Cups double as either a breakfast or quick and easy lunch. Prep them in advance and pair them up with a salad or piece of fruit. You’ve got a healthy lunch idea that’s ready to go when you are.
Prepping a freezer full of these hearty burritos on the weekends means you’ve always got a quick and easy lunch option no matter what the day holds.
Prepping a pot of soup for the week is the lunch option that gets better day after day. Don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list in this one. It’s an easy saute, stir and simmer and yields enough soup to enjoy all week!
The filling for these wraps is so tasty you may be tempted to eat it straight from the bowl! But don’t skip the lettuce wraps. You’ll love the upgrade from your usual sandwich-style lunch.
One of our favorite ways, though, to enjoy lunch at home is to simply opt for that childhood standby… Grilled Cheese. What would an award-winning cheese company be without a collection of praise worthy grilled cheese recipes? Heat up the griddle, because you’re sure to find one here you’re going to love.