BYO Lunch Ideas That Will Make You the Envy of Your Office

Save money with a little weekday meal prep that will fit in your adult-sized lunchbox
BYO Lunch Ideas That Will Make You the Envy of Your Office

Layer salads in jars for a healthy, portable lunch that will make you the envy of the office.

Have your New Year’s healthy eating resolutions hit a snag? If you feel like you are running out of quick, easy, and packable lunch ideas to carry with you to the office, then you are in luck.

Click here for the 11 Recipes That Are Perfect for Yan Adult Lunchbox slideshow.

From lean, protein-packed salads to hearty and healthy ancient grains, these recipes are as mouthwatering as they are nutritious. Pull out your mason jars, Tupperware, and adult lunchboxes because you won’t want to wait to start meal prepping these lunch ideas that are sure to make you the envy of the office.

Check out these five easy recipes from The Daily Meal —one for each day of the workweek — that beat spending hard-earned money on food from whatever greasy spoon is close by the office.

Asian Chicken Salad

Asian chicken Salad

Denise Woodward and Laudalino Ferreira

Put your meal prep skills to the test with this recipe for a healthy chicken salad that fits beautifully, layered in your handy mason jar or Tupperware for carrying to work.

For the Asian Chicken Salad recipe, click here.

Chipotle-Style Steak Burrito Bowls

Burrito Bowl


This burrito bowl is a healthy alternative for lunch.

This healthy burrito bowl will give you the fast-food Chipotle fix you crave without the long lines and staggeringly high calorie count.

For the Chipotle-Style Steak Burrito Bowls recipe, click here.

Israeli Couscous Salad with Smoked Salmon and Creamy Pesto

Israeli Couscous Salad

Michelle Dudash

This Israeli Couscous Salad is light and healthy.

Try switching up your usual rice with healthy couscous for a change. Plus, this smoked salmon and creamy pesto combination is deliciously hard to turn down.

For the Israeli Couscous Salad with Smoked Salmon and Creamy Pesto recipe, click here.

Greek-Style Orzo Salad

Greek-Style Orzo

Hope Cohen

Enjoy this Greek-Style Orzo Salad for lunch.

Load this cold pasta salad with lots of seasonal vegetables. Swap tomatoes for roasted winter squash if you prefer.

For the Greek-Style Orzo Salad recipe, click here.

Collard Lettuce Wraps

Collard Lettuce Wraps

Sodium Girl

Swap out tortillas for healthy greens in this Collard Lettuce Wraps.

Sneak in some more healthy dark greens by swapping Iceberg lettuce for collard greens in this lettuce wrap. Add avocado, quinoa, and healthy sprouts and you have one filling and portable vegetarian lunch option.

For the Collard Lettuce Wraps recipe, click here.

The accompanying slideshow is provided by The Daily Meal staff member, Milagros Cruz.

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Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.