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When the weather dips below freezing, that cold, sad $14 desk salad isn’t going to cut it. Instead, we’re reaching for cozy soups and warms bowls to tide us over until winter thaws. Here are 19 warm, filling lunch recipes that you can meal prep ahead of time.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm yourself up from the inside out.

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Make-Ahead Aloo Gobi

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Kung Pao Chicken

What’s cozier than takeout? (Spoiler: This is.)

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White Turkey Chili with Avocado

A stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal.

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Dijon-Maple Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

One sheet pan now, four lunches later.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs

Meatballs are our favorite food group.

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Firecracker Chicken with Rice

If the spicy-sweet sauce doesn’t convince you, the 35-minute cook time will.

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Harissa Chickpea Stew with Eggplant and Millet

This warming bowl is totally customizable to the seasons.

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One-Pot Yellow Chickpea Cauliflower Curry

Pair it with a big batch of grains.

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Coconut Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Rice

Comforting and healthy, it’s the best of both worlds.

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Cheater’s Slow-Cooker Beef Bourguignon

You’re a regular Julia Child, aren’t you?

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Loaded Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup

Bacon, cheese and sour cream are a must.

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Bacon and Bean Soup

Sooo much better than canned.

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Turkey Chili

Chilly days call for…chili. (Sorry, had to.)

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Spicy Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon

Who said salads are just for summer? (Thanks, Monique Volz.)

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Meal Prep Moroccan Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Bowls

Go heavy on the spices—you won’t regret it.

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Make-Ahead Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burritos

Make a bunch and stash them in the freezer.

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Sheet Pan Maple Apricot Chicken

We’re suckers for a sweet and tangy glaze.

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Sheet Pan Peri Peri Chicken with Portuguese Red Pepper Sauce

Who can resist crispy chicken skin (or golden brown potatoes)? Thanks, Phoebe Lapine.

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