Make-Ahead Lunch Recipes To Last You All Week
Cook these delicious dishes today, divide them into containers and enjoy wholesome, homemade lunches all week long.
Lime Chicken Tacos
This slow-cooked taco filling can be easily portioned out for the week, packed with a soft tortilla and sour cream on the side.
Grilled Steak Fajitas
“This tasty main dish is as quick and easy to assemble as tacos. Marinating the meat overnight makes it very tender.” —Pamela Pogue, Quitman, Texas
Shredded Chicken Gyros
Pack this tasty filling in a container with a pita and toppings and roll up a tasty gyro at your desk.
Pepperoni Pizza Loaf
Bake up this loaded, golden pizza loaf on Sunday and enjoy slices for lunch all week.
Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad
This bright salad is refreshing, satisfying, and easy to make ahead.
Honey-Lime Roasted Chicken
“It’s hard to believe this finger-licking main course starts with only five ingredients. The chicken is easy, light and so good.” —Lori Carbonell, Springfield, Vermont
Quinoa Turkey Chili
This hearty, heart-healthy chili can be made ahead, portioned out and warmed up for lunches.
This chicken salad recipe is great to make ahead for busy days. Serve with some crackers or toast for a complete meal.
Pressure-Cooker Char Siu Pork
This juicy pork is tasty as is, in a bun or over rice.
Mediterranean Bulgur Salad
Pack up this delicious vegetarian salad as it is or add chicken or tofu for extra protein.
Spinach and Cheese Lasagna Rolls
These Italian-inspired roll-ups are fast and fun to make. They may look elegant, but they are also very kid-friendly.
Turkey Dumpling Stew
Simmered on Sunday, this flavourful stew makes for warm and satisfying lunches all week.
Gingered Spaghetti Salad
“We love this chilled chicken salad brimming with colourful veggies. Make it meatless by omitting the chicken and tossing in more edamame.” —Cindy Heinbaugh, Aurora, Colorado
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