9 easy lunches to take to work

All it really takes is an avocado, a can of salmon/tuna, and some spices. If you want to make it into a salad, just throw it on top of some greens!

Avocado Tuna Salad on Greens

2. Turkey Burger on Greens

Turkey Burger on Greens

This one's so simple that you don't even need a recipe. Throw some greens in a box under a plain turkey burger (I use Trader Joe's frozen turkey burgers), and add some fruit and an avocado.

3. Vegan Rainbow Salad

Vegan Rainbow Salad

Meatless Mondays have never been easier. Get all your nutrients in with a base of mixed greens/massaged kale and top with whatever veggies you have on hand! I used frozen beets, frozen blueberries, chopped carrots, chopped pears, and frozen broccoli, then topped it all with some dairy-free spreadable cheese, 1/2 an avocado, and hemp seeds for protien.

4. Protein Snack Plate

Protein Snack Plate VT Smoke

This one’s super easy — take beef jerky, meat sticks, or uncured sausage (I love Kalahari Biltong for jerky and VT Smoke for meat sticks and sausages), fruit (apples, pears, and grapes work great), dairy-free cheese/hummus/nut butter, and nuts, and you’ve got a protein-filled plate that won’t leave you feeling too heavy.

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5. Paleo Turkey Chili

This one is a slow-cooker recipe, aka the best low-maintenance meal prep device ever. I used organic ground turkey, but you can use 100% grass-fed ground beef and whatever veggies you want.

6. Protein Pasta with Creamy Golden Sauce

The ultimate comfort-food lunch. Like mac 'n cheese, but packed with nutrients and topped with whatever you want (I used mixed veggies and mushrooms for a vegan lunch).

I know, I know. Lunch isn't breakfast. But breakfast food can be lunch food! This bowl is something you can prep the night before and just microwave when you get to the office.

8. Sweetgreen-Copycat Curry Cauliflower Salad

Sweetgreen Copycat Curry Cauliflower Salad

I love fall salads. This is my take on Sweetgreen's curried cauliflower salad — it's a base of spinach topped with sunflower seeds, then mushrooms, cauliflower, and broccoli mixed with curry powder, turmeric, cayenne, black pepper, cumin, sea salt, and a tiny bit of cinnamon. Apples and raisins are on the side, all topped with a mini VT Smoke stick for extra protein! 

9. Salad with Roasted Chicken & Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Salad with Roasted Chicken and Lemon Tahini Dressing

This is another super simple one to assemble. Just take mixed greens, roasted organic chicken breast, veggies (I used frozen broccoli and beets — they defrost by the time I eat lunch), and top with a mix of 1 tsp lemon juice, pink Himalayan sea salt, 1 tbsp tahini, and 1 tsp olive oil.

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