Deli sandwich, sad desk salad, hummus on white, repeat. If your brown-bag game has become stale and depressing and oh-God-what-are-you-even-doing-with-your-life?... fear not! We’ve rounded up ten ideas to jump-start your lunch hour.

SalmonBLT

Salmon BLT

Salmon on a roll is the new tuna on rye.

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Simple Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

Sure beats the one from the closest halal cart.

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Pomegranate and Pear Mason Jar Salad

We even made this handy guide so it stays fresh and never gets soggy.

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ChickenMeatball

Teriyaki Chicken Meatball Bento Box

Everything's more fun in little compartments.

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Greek Pasta Salad

Prepare this guy at the beginning of the week, then portion it out into Tupperware for grab-and-go in the a.m.

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BanhMi

Roast Chicken Banh Mi

Well, aren’t you fancy.

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Chicken Caesar Sandwich

Chicken Caesar salad = boooring. Chicken Caesar packed between thick ciabatta bread = boom.

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Thainoodls

Thai Sriracha Noodles

Add shrimp or tofu to these spicy Thai noodles and Asian veggies--then pack those puppies in a jar.

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Nori Vegetable Wraps

These nifty veggie rolls are surprisingly easy to make. Even your colleagues who just ordered in sushi will be a little jealous.

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Tarragon Chicken Salad on a Croissant

Or as we call it: a “crowich.”

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