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, quick and easy lunch ideas to share with you.
These recipes are some of my personal favorites and include examples of what I have for lunch each day at my house.
For years, I worked from home while homeschooling my kids. Now, I have a small office that I drive to most days, but lately, like most of you, I’ve been staying home with the kids while they’re distance learning and doing my work right alongside them.
When I go to work, I pack a healthy office lunch for myself, but now that I’m home again, those healthy packed lunches are more important than ever.
How to Prep Lunches at Home
My lunch routine right now looks a lot like it did when I was working outside of the home every day. Most days, I wake up in the morning and prep lunch before I start my day.
Essentially, 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 and lettuce cups in my work lunchboxes 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.
Best Home Lunch Ideas
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.
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? These Honey Chicken Recipe served in lettuce cups is one you’ll love!
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!
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.
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.
Egg Salad Stuffed Avocado
Take egg salad to the next level by stuffing it into an avocado! Everything is better with avocado, right?
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.
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.
And here’s one quick home lunch recipe to get you started for today!Print
Home Lunch Ideas | Avocado Pinwheels
Wondering what to eat for lunch at home? Try one of these healthy home lunch ideas that are quick and easy to make. Plus, you can prep them ahead to save time.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Lunch
- 1 8-inch flour tortilla
- ¼ avocado, mashed
- 2 slices (15 g) bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 tablespoons (15 g) of cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons (10 g) 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.
- Serving Size: 8 pinwheels
- Calories: 457
- Sugar: 0.6g
- Sodium: 784.9mg
- Fat: 32g
- Saturated Fat: 9g
- Trans Fat: 0.2g
- Carbohydrates: 31.2g
- Fiber: 3.9g
- Protein: 12.9g
- Cholesterol: 36.7mg
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