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7 Work Lunches to Win the Week

Be the envy of your workmates with these easy and delicious work lunches. Instead of running to the work cafeteria or nearest food truck, make your own. You’ll save some cash and lunch will taste exactly the way you like it. Here are seven tasty recipes to get you started.

1. Cold Szechuan Noodles and Shredded Vegetables

This cold noodle salad is the perfect lunch on a hot summer's day. If you make it the day before, the flavors get even better in the fridge overnight.

Cold Szechuan Noodles and Shredded Vegetables

Photo by LilSnoo

2. Grilled Chicken, Peach, and Arugula Salad

Fresh summer fruit can be the difference between a good salad and a phenomenal salad. So, go on, add a pop of color and flavor with some fresh berries or stone fruit.

Grilled Chicken, Peach, and Arugula Salad

Photo by LilSnoo

3. Greek Orzo Salad

Shake things up a little with different pasta shapes like Orzo and Shells. Add some salami, dressing and veggies and you’ve a hearty meal.

Greek Orzo Salad

Photo by Dianne

4. Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad

Save your leftover grilled chicken, then add some pasta, veggies, nuts and a spicy dressing to make a super flavorful salad.

Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad

Photo by abapplez

5. Garlicky Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

Grains like quinoa keep you going all day long. Add some grilled meat to this garlicky quinoa bowl to make it even more sustaining.

Garlicky Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

Photo by LilSnoo

6. Chicken Sandwiches with Zang

With a little time and some quality ingredients, you can make sandwiches that rival any restaurant. You also have more control on the amount of mayo and hot sauce!

Chicken Sandwiches with Zang

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

7. Panzanella Salad

This Italian Bread salad is like bruschetta in a bowl! It's a great way to use up crusty bread and juicy summer tomatoes.

Panzanella Salad

Photo by SunnyByrd

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About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at