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.

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Lime Chicken Tacos Exps Sscrds17 34347 B03 22 1b 2 2
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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.

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Grilled Steak Fajitas Exps Tohpp19 10844 B08 27 5b 1
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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

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Shredded Chicken Gyros
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Shredded Chicken Gyros

Pack this tasty filling in a container with a pita and toppings and roll up a tasty gyro at your desk.

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Pepperoni Pizza Loaf
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Pepperoni Pizza Loaf

Bake up this loaded, golden pizza loaf on Sunday and enjoy slices for lunch all week.

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Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad Exps Mrrmz16 32995 C09 01 4b 9 2
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Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad

This bright salad is refreshing, satisfying, and easy to make ahead.

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Honey Lime Roasted Chicken; Meal Prep
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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

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Quinoa Turkey Chili

This hearty, heart-healthy chili can be made ahead, portioned out and warmed up for lunches.

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Chicken salad recipe
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Chicken Salad

This chicken salad recipe is great to make ahead for busy days. Serve with some crackers or toast for a complete meal.

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Pressure Cooker Char Siu Pork Exps Tohpp19 207920 B08 27 2b 1
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Pressure-Cooker Char Siu Pork

This juicy pork is tasty as is, in a bun or over rice.

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Mediterranean Bulgur Salad Exps Ghtjs18 32211 B08 29 4b 2 2
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Mediterranean Bulgur Salad

Pack up this delicious vegetarian salad as it is or add chicken or tofu for extra protein.

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Spinach And Cheese Lasagna Rolls Meal Prep
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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.

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Turkey Dumpling Stew Exps Hck18 17249 B03 07 2b 3
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Turkey Dumpling Stew

Simmered on Sunday, this flavourful stew makes for warm and satisfying lunches all week.

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Gingered Spaghetti Salad
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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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