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

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.)

Healthy Seasonal Recipes

1.

Greek Cucumber Salad

Fresh, healthy and easy as can be.

Seasons and Suppers

2.

Spicy Udon and Vegetable Stir-Fry

The recipe makes two servings, meaning twice the fun.

Place of my Taste

3.

Blackberries and Greens Salad

Ten minutes, max.

The Woks of Life

4.

Chinese Hot Oil Noodles

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

Damn Delicious

5.

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup

Comfort in a bowl.

Kim’s Cravings

6.

5-Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice

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

Pinch of Yum

7.

15-Minute Lo Mein

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

With Salt & Wit

8.

Kale and Tortellini Tomato Bisque

Like soup and pasta had a baby.

Chef Savvy

9.

Creamy Avocado Pasta

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

Simply Quinoa

10.

Five-Ingredient Mexican Quinoa

Bring tortilla chips for scooping.

Dashing Dish

11.

Chicken and Broccoli

Clean eating done right.

The Busy Budgeter

12.

Crispy Tex-Mex Chicken Wraps

No cold, soggy lunch wraps here.

The Iron You

13.

Chinese Orange Chicken

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

Hurry the Food Up

14.

Arugula Lentil Salad

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

 

Spend with Pennies

15.

Tomato Tortellini Soup

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

Live Eat Learn

16.

Chickpea, Avocado, and Citrus Buddha Bowls

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

Jar of Lemons

17.

Margherita Pita Bread Pizzas

Save these melt-in your mouth rounds for Friday.

18.

Skinny Shrimp Scampi

Big on flavor, low on fat.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

19.

Macaroni and Cheese in a Mug

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

The Organic Kitchen

20.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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

The Rustic Willow

21.

Avocado, Feta, and Ranch Chicken Burgers

The best lunch sandwich you’ll ever pack.