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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.