Apr 2, 2020
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With more people than ever working from home, we are all in need of some good home lunch ideas. Today, I have some of the best home lunches to share with you.
These lunch recipes are some of my personal avorites and include examples of what I have for lunch each day at my house.
If you’re working from home, you’ve probably thought a lot about what to eat for lunch at home. While there’s not the temptation of swinging by a drive-thru, it’s all to easy to get stuck in a lunch rut when you don’t have to pack an office lunch before you start work each day.
The ideas I’m sharing today will make sure you eat healthy, and delicious lunches every day – from home!
How to Prep Lunches at Home
One of the best ways to ensure you’re eating well through the day is to plan ahead. Yes, even when you’ll be enjoying lunch at home! If you already have a plan in place or have prepped the ingredients you want to use for your home lunch, then you’re more likely to stick with the plan and choose something healthy. Most days, I wake up in the morning and prep lunch before I start my day.
At my house, breakfast and lunch get taken care of at the same time so that I don’t have to take a long lunch break in the middle of my day.
And yes, my “lunch breaks” often look like me working through lunch while I eat a hand-held meal. That’s why you’ll see lots of wraps, sandwiches and lettuce cups when I share lunches on my Instagram because they’re so easy to eat while I work.
If you plan to pack your lunch ahead of time whether it’s for the day or the week, you can see my favorite meal prep containers here.
Lunch Ideas for Adults At Home
Here are some of my best office lunches through the years and yes, I’m enjoying these as home lunches now and invite you to do the same. These are meal prep recipes you can make ahead and save for lunch throughout the week. If you are looking for lunch meal prep tips I have a whole post to help you get started with my best meal prep ideas from years of prepping meals for myself and my family.
Recipes for Lunch at Home
Since you have your entire kitchen to work with, the possibilities for home lunches are endless! I love repurposing leftovers from dinner the night before into a tasty lunch the next day, but in this post you’ll find plenty of stand-alone healthy home lunches too. Let’s get started with other recipes!
Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Stuffed Sweet potatoes are a great way to eat a healthy lunch at home. These come together so fast, and they’re so good! Plus, the slow cooker does most of the work, just make sure to start them when you wake up in the morning before you start work.
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups
Get ready for one epic meal with these Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups. It’s smoky, slow-cooked buffalo chicken, wrapped in crisp lettuce, & topped with blue cheese!
Egg Salad Stuffed Avocado
Take egg salad to the next level by stuffing it into an avocado! Everything is better with avocado, right?
This delicious salad isn’t just for breakfast! You can enjoy the combination of tender roasted veggies, creamy avocado, and a fried egg for lunch too.
Top a flour tortilla with pizza, cheese, your favorite toppings, and bake until crisp!
Chicken Farro Bowls
You’ll be so glad you made this tasty chicken farro bowl! All the flavors of tender chicken, fresh veggies, and Tzatziki sauce make this one unforgettable lunch.
Hot Lunches for Adults at Home
One of the biggest perks to eating lunch at home, is having your own kitchen to use during the day. No worrying about someone else messing up the office microwave or wishing for an oven. You can enjoy any of these hot lunch ideas from the privacy of your own kitchen!
Korean Chicken Bowls
Deliciously marinated Korean chicken, homemade slaw, and your choice of rice or cauli rice. This lunch bowl is absolutely unforgettable.
Prep these Thai chicken bowls ahead by cooking chicken for the week in one day and serving it up in these lunch prep bowls, in lettuce cups or in Thai chicken pasta later in the week.
Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe
This hearty tortellini soup recipe is easy to make, and is a favorite dinner recipe. I love re-heating it for lunch the next day when I’m working from home.
I often make lasagna soup for dinner on busy nights. When I do, it’s easy to make a few single-serving lunch containers of the soup to enjoy throughout the week.
The ultimate home lunch list has to include salads. These are huge, filling and nutritious salad recipes that will leave you wanting a salad-a-day!
Quick & Easy BLT Salad
5 ingredients & minimal prep time, this is one salad I love to make in bulk and enjoy all throughout the week.
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Smoky chicken, crisp lettuce, and homemade Ranch make this Buffalo Chicken Salad the perfect healthy meal prep lunch!
Kale Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing
This kale salad with sesame ginger dressing is one that will become your favorite. One of the best Asian-inspired salad dressing recipes you’ll ever make!
Santa Fe Chicken Salad with Jalepeño Ranch
Does your salad bowl need a little inspiration? If so, you are going to love this Santa Fe Chicken Salad. Nevermind the salad part… the dressing is out of this world!
Chicken Caprese Salad
Grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, avocado, basil, & homemade balsamic dressing – this Chicken Caprese Salad is the perfect office meal prep.
Salmon Nicoise Salad Recipe
The classic nicoise salad gets dialed up with baked salmon, roasted potatoes, and Dijon vinaigrette for a healthy and satisfying meal.
Lunch Wraps & Lettuce Cups
When you’re working from home, there is nothing like a hand-held lunch where you can eat with one hand and type with the other! Try one of these healthy homemade wraps or lettuce cups today.
Asian Chicken Salad Wraps
This Healthy Asian Chicken Salad gets wrapped in a tortilla to make one incredible and satisfying lunch! It’s a quick and easy recipe you can make ahead!
Taco Stuffed Lettuce Cups
Have a warm lunch ready in 15 minutes with these Taco Lettuce Cups!
Honey Chicken Lettuce Cups
Love Asian-inspired dishes but want a healthier version than take-out? This Honey Chicken Recipe served in lettuce cups is one you’ll love!
Pork Carnitas Lettuce Cups
Check out these slow cooker pork carnitas served in a lettuce cup for a refreshing and low carb way to enjoy a Taco Tuesday lunch.
Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups
These Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce cups will turn ordinary lunch into a deliciously fresh handheld feast!
More Quick Home Lunches
We have salads, wraps – and so much more! Here are bonus ideas to make sure you never have a boring lunch again.
Avocado, Bacon and Cheese Pinwheels
I love the combination of avocado and bacon. The sweet flavor of ripe avocado paired with the crunchy salty flavor of bacon is definitely worth each savory bite.
Easy Carrot Zucchini Mini Quiches
Quick and easy carrot zucchini mini quiches. Perfect for snacks, a quick on-the-go breakfast or even to serve for lunch at home.
Cobb Pasta Salad
Everyone’s favorite Cobb salad gets recreated into an easy pasta salad recipe loaded with bacon, deli cuts, cheese, avocado, and tomatoes.
5 Epic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Stuff your grilled cheese with something AMAZING! There are lots of fun options for you to try.
Easy Lunch Recipe Videos
Cold lunch ideas
Easy & healthy cold lunch ideas you can enjoy at home. These ideas require no reheating and they’re super-easy to prep ahead.
5 Lunches Using Hummus
Keep lunch interesting all week long with these 5 fresh ways to use hummus in your home lunches! Plus, this is a shop once, eat 5 times type of plan!
Homemade Bistro Boxes
Bistro boxes are always an easy grab-and-go option when you’re at your local coffee shop, but you can make them at home too! Here are a few of my favorite box ideas and instructions on how to build a bistro box.
And here’s one quick home lunch recipe to get you started for today!
Home Lunch Ideas | Avocado Pinwheels
- 1 flour tortilla
- ¼ avocado mashed
- 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
- In a small bowl, mash avocado and mix with mayonnaise.
- Place flour tortilla on a flat surface and spread the mayonnaise avocado mixture evenly throughout the flour tortilla.
- Top with crumbled bacon and shredded cheese.
- Roll tortilla tightly. Cut tortilla roll in half, and then into 1-inch pieces.
I make myself lunch at home every day but had totally hit a rut making the same thing everyday thanks for all the new home lunch inspiration.
Thanks for this, I’ve ben wondering what to make for lunch now that I’m home everyday! These avocado rolls are so yummy too.
Thank you Laura for all your awesome recipes, love and care! You’re amazing!
Thank you Vivian for visiting and trying my recipes!