When packing a lunch ends up meaning that you eat the same sandwich day after day, the little oasis of time away from your work or school in the middle of a busy stretch can become a bit bleak. These recipes are easy to reheat or pack and offer a great range of different flavors to keep your tongue from getting bored.
Forget mayo and head for the spice rack! Curry powder pairs with yogurt for a gut-friendly twist on the old classic that will make your tongue shout for joy. (3 Guiding Stars)
Give tempeh a try as a less-used vegetarian protein. Chewier than tofu and able to soak up the robust flavors of this spiced stew, your mouth will say, “Yowzah!” (2 Guiding Stars)
Israeli-style couscous is heartier than traditional couscous and holds up better over time, soaking up the flavors of cherry juice and shallots in this easy-peasy cold salad. (2 Guiding Stars)
If there’s one food group we hate to see overlooked: it’s pulses. This dal uses red or yellow lentils and the slightly hot and brightly lemony make for a wake-up call in the form of a meal. (2 Guiding Stars)
Chili is a hearty, filling meal that keeps beautifully in the fridge all week. Skip the beef and reach for leaner pork for a lunch you’ll be looking forward to eating twice. (2 Guiding Stars)
When you want something quick and fresh, this uncomplicated dish is a great option. (1 Guiding Star)
Skip the cold cuts, which can be loaded with sodium, and cook up a whole chicken. Use the chicken on top of salad or in wraps or sandwiches throughout the week. (1 Guiding Star)