Have you ever looked at the clock and realized the workday is over and you still haven’t eaten lunch? It can be inconvenient to take the time to go out to eat, but sometimes having the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich everyday begins to feel more like a punishment than nourishment. If you’re in a food rut, consider these 3 ideas to spice up and add some variety to your office lunches.
1. Grain Bowls
The internet is overflowing with recipes for delicious grain bowls of all flavors and styles. These meals use a base of rice, quinoa, or another grain and layer on veggies, meat, cheese, spices, and sauce. They can be adapted to suit any tastes from Mexican to Chinese and anything in between. They can be found at many hot food merchandiser locations or made yourself at home and reheated at the office.
Soup is one of the easiest dinners to make extra of and reheat later. It is incredibly versatile, easy to store, and can be frozen and defrosted for enhanced shelf life. Sipping hot soup on a cold day (or a hot day under the blasting air conditioner of your office) can warm the heart and sate the stomach.
The addition of a simple pita can take a sandwich to the next level and remind you that you do love chicken and tomatoes after all. Choose green, crunchy lettuce and a tangy, spicy sauce for a wrap that will make your tastebuds dance. One great thing about wraps is that they usually don’t require heating up, so they’re both convenient and delicious.
Your lunch options should be fulfilling and full of potential, just like your career. Adding in a little extra spice and changing up your menu can be just the thing to pull you out of your rut and back into a reality where eating lunch is not an annoyance you forget, but a treat you look forward to.