21 Non-Boring Work Lunches You Can Make in 15 Minutes or Less

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Place of my Taste

You’re too fabulous to spend hours prepping lunch. There are places to be, people to see and lady boss goals to accomplish. We get it. That’s why we did a little legwork to dig up a bunch of speedy, delicious and gorgeous recipes. (Only one lunch wrap, we promise.)

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Healthy Seasonal Recipes


Greek Cucumber Salad

Fresh, healthy and easy as can be.

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Seasons and Suppers


Spicy Udon and Vegetable Stir-Fry

The recipe makes two servings, meaning twice the fun.

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Place of my Taste


Blackberries and Greens Salad

Ten minutes, max.

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The Woks of Life


Chinese Hot Oil Noodles

Wheat noodles, dark leafy greens and tons of fresh veggies.

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Damn Delicious


Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup

Comfort in a bowl.

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Kim’s Cravings


5-Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice

Make a big batch on Sunday night and enjoy for the rest of the week.

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Pinch of Yum


15-Minute Lo Mein

Twice as fast as ordering takeout (and twice as healthy, too).

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With Salt & Wit


Kale and Tortellini Tomato Bisque

Like soup and pasta had a baby.

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Chef Savvy


Creamy Avocado Pasta

Puree avocados with olive oil and they’re better than real cream.

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Simply Quinoa


Five-Ingredient Mexican Quinoa

Bring tortilla chips for scooping.

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Dashing Dish


Chicken and Broccoli

Clean eating done right.

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The Busy Budgeter


Crispy Tex-Mex Chicken Wraps

No cold, soggy lunch wraps here.

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The Iron You


Chinese Orange Chicken

Fresh-pressed OJ is a must. (It takes five seconds, we promise.)

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Hurry the Food Up


Arugula Lentil Salad

High in protein and fiber. (Oh, and did we mention it’s vegan?)

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Spend with Pennies


Tomato Tortellini Soup

You’d never guess the base of this soup comes from a can.

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Live Eat Learn


Chickpea, Avocado, and Citrus Buddha Bowls

Making a quick dressing from scratch is the most work you’ll do.

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Jar of Lemons


Margherita Pita Bread Pizzas

Save these melt-in your mouth rounds for Friday.


Skinny Shrimp Scampi

Big on flavor, low on fat.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


Macaroni and Cheese in a Mug

You can basically make this warm lunch treat in your office kitchen.

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The Organic Kitchen


Chicken Tortilla Soup

If there are any leftovers, your family will thank you.

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The Rustic Willow


Avocado, Feta, and Ranch Chicken Burgers

The best lunch sandwich you’ll ever pack.

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Heath Goldman

Food Editor

From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?
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