20 Desk Lunches for Work That Aren't Boring

It's time to step up your midday game. Ditch that drab turkey-on-wheat for one of these inventive, portable recipes. All it takes is a little prep the night before or assembly at your desk, and lunch is served.

Edamame Hummus & Pita Crisps

"Goodbye, chickpeas; hello, edamame! This was better than fantastic. The pita crisps were perfect with this hummus."

-Geema

Chicken Wrap

"This was great. It wasn't sticky or soggy, and it keeps for hours!"

-Chef #457474

Cold Peanut Noodles

"Oh wow, this was a winner! I doubled the sauce because it was so good. I'm looking forward to having it again for lunch."

-ladypit

Avocado-Strawberry Salad

"This was a very refreshing and gorgeous-looking salad. I liked the crunch from the nuts and how all the flavors really complemented the strawberries."

-1Steve

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

"This was so flavorful that my husband described it as 'genius.' The leftovers are great for lunch the next day on a bed of romaine lettuce."

-Prose

Blueberry Yogurt Parfait

"I used thawed frozen blueberries, low-fat vanilla yogurt and some ground flaxseed. I forgot how good yogurt can taste!"

-nemokitty

Chef Salad To-Go

"I made this and it was gone in seconds. I can't wait to make this again."

-gailanng

Chickpea Salad Pita

"This was fresh, healthy and delicious. I even enjoyed it without the pita. It's a perfect salad for weekday work lunches."

-Sherri35

Crunchy Peanut Butter Wraps

"This was just wonderful! I ate it with some vanilla yogurt for a fast, easy and delicious lunch."

-LUVMY2BOYS

Italian Panzanella Salad

"This was the perfect meal to enjoy on a hot summer day! It was easy to make and even easier to eat."

-JPeill

Open-Faced Egg Salad Sandwich

"This is an amazing egg salad that has so much flavor. This will definitely be one of my favorite work lunches from now on."

-JuliJ

Shrimp Salad with Peas

"I'm so impressed with this pretty salad. It's both satisfying and healthy. I liked the texture and fresh taste."

-Annacia

Zucchini Spread

"I really enjoyed this! I had all the ingredients on hand, too. I'll be using this lovely spread throughout the summer."

-Lalaloob

Tuna Salad Pitas

"I was getting tired of my regular tuna salad and wanted something different. This fit the bill! It has an excellent flavor."

-shimmerchk

Hummus & Crackers

"I must say, this was the perfect hummus recipe. It has an excellent taste and texture."

-Chef #649500

Blueberry Chicken Salad

"This was a great way to serve chicken breasts. I loved the heat from the mustard and the tartness from the berries."

-Sydney Mike

Rice Cake with Nut Butter & Bananas

"This makes a healthy, crunchy vegan meal. I use organic brown rice cakes with lemon, and whatever nut butter I have on hand."

-Kathy228

BLT Pinwheels

"These were delicious! I made them for lunch today and the kids gobbled them up."

-love2cookmommy

Smoked Salmon & Egg Salad Tartines

"Yum! I used hard crusty rolls and changed it up a little by putting the salmon on top of the egg salad."

-twissis

Greek Chicken Salad

"This was definitely a 5-star recipe. I loved the flavor from the yogurt. I may even add some lemon juice next time."

-Shuzbud

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