Whether you’ve always worked from home or are new to telecommuting, you need to eat lunch! Maybe you don’t live in an area with choice delis, or you’re looking for some more convenient and affordable options for a quick break during your workday. Snacking on junk food or skipping lunch entirely can be tempting, but neither is a healthy choice. So, what can a remote worker eat during their midday break? Here are 12 great work-from-home lunch ideas.
1. Adult Lunchables
Not to be confused with those prepackaged meals containing bologna and cookies, adult lunchables are healthier and customized to your tastes. Get some Bento Boxes and fill them with snacks you love, such as cooked chicken breast, hummus, sliced veggies, cheese, and crackers.
2. BLT Quinoa Bowl
If you enjoy sandwiches but want to cut down on the bread, you can try a grain bowl. This delicious BLT Quinoa Bowl includes quinoa, sliced avocado, greens, bacon, egg, and several other ingredients. You can even customize it to suit your tastes. And it tastes amazingly similar to a BLT sandwich.
3. Stir Fry
Any type of stir fry combo works great as a quick lunch at home. You can pull together leftovers and veggies from your fridge, add some oil, seasoning, and/or sauce, and you’re in business in just a few minutes. You can even pre-make your stir fry mixes so they’re ready to go.
4. Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese sandwiches have made a comeback in recent years. There are even restaurants and food trucks dedicated to customizing these yummy handheld meals. This Ultimate Grilled Cheese includes several types of cheese. It’s quick and easy to make, which is ideal when you work from home.
5. Egg Salad
Many people avoid bringing egg salad into the office because a hard-boiled egg might smell strong. But you eat whatever you want in your home. If you love egg salad, it’s an ideal work from home meal because you can mix it up the night before and eat it on bread, lettuce wraps, crackers, or toast.
6. Tuna Melt Pita Sandwiches
Tuna salad is another lunch item that gets a bad rep in office spaces. So make it at home! This effortless lunch creation starts with cooked tuna and tops it with sliced tomato and melted cheese on a warm pita bun to make a yummy handheld. Get the recipe here.
7. Basil Fruit Salad with Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese is a protein- and calcium-rich side dish. When you pair it with some basil-infused fruit salad, this makes for a satisfying mid-day meal to propel you through the rest of the afternoon.
8. Beef ‘N Cheese Wraps
If you’re looking for a handheld wrap you can make ahead of time, check out these Beef ‘N Cheese Wraps. They are an excellent option for a meal on the go or even an appetizer. They include shredded cheese, carrots, greens, and roast beef, among a few other ingredients.
9. Peach and Bacon Avocado Toast
The combination of sweet and salty foods can make a filling and satisfying lunch. Even better, this peach and bacon avocado toast is quick and easy to put together.
10. Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil
If you like things on toast, don’t overlook a classic bruschetta as a delicious midday meal when working from the comfort of your home. This creation involves toasting a little bread and adding some fresh ripe tomatoes and basil.
11. Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken
If you have an Instant Pot, you can put it to good use by cooking up some shredded chicken, black beans, diced tomatoes, corn, and seasonings. This simple lunch recipe is an ideal prep for things like burritos and rice bowls throughout the week. Get the recipe here.
12. Chopped Salad
Similar to stir fry, chopped salad is another quick meal you can make that uses various items in your fridge. If you have eggs and cheese, you can include them. If not, you can add something else like tomato, cucumber, or bacon. Don’t be afraid to add other proteins if you have them on hand, like beef or pork.
Shop for Your Lunch Ingredients at Nick’s of Calvert
As you put together your work-from-home lunch menu, you’ll need a source of high-quality ingredients. Make sure you visit Nick’s of Calvert. For over 50 years, our family-run business has been committed to serving the needs of its local Southern Maryland customers.
We offer a full-service deli and meat counter and have several ready-made food items. You can also pick up some of Nick’s signature sauces and seasonings. We take pride in offering our customers personalized, attentive customer service. Visit our location in Prince Frederick or call us today at (410) 414-7105 with any questions.