Stressing about what to eat for lunch at work? Always spending too much money on UberEats and Doordash?
Well it’s time to stop worrying, because here are some of my favorite packed lunch ideas for work that are SUPER EASY and simple!
Believe it or not, there was a time in my life where I was constantly thinking about what to have for lunch when I was working my corporate job.
Between juggling client meetings and trying to hit quotas, it was hard to find time to meal plan and bring my own lunches! I found myself constantly ordering UberEats to the office or grabbing something quick in a drive-thru while I was on the road.
Luckily, because cooking has always been a passion and hobby of mine, I decided that it was time for me to start being proactive with my meal planning!
These recipes are so EASY and VERSATILE. You can either make some extra to pack up when cooking dinner the night before, or make them specifically for packed lunch within 30 minutes or less!
Here are five of my FAVORITE packed lunch ideas for your work week that my husband absolutely loves bringing to work as well!
BEST PACKED LUNCH IDEAS
1. Soy Glazed Chicken
Soy Glazed Chicken is the perfect weeknight dinner that takes only 20 minutes and is SO easy to pack up for lunch the next day!
All you need are a few simple ingredients to make Soy Glazed Chicken that stays CRISPY and JUICY even if you heat it up for lunch the next day!
This goes perfectly with some white rice and a side of vegetables. I absolutely love keeping it simple and there’s nothing like making some delicious dinner and having the leftovers taste just as good the following day!
2. Beef and Broccoli Fried Rice
I AM NOT KIDDING when I tell you that my husband DEVOURED bowls of this delicious savory Beef and Broccoli Fried Rice.
Simple, easy, and delicious! This Black Pepper Beef and Broccoli Fried Rice recipe has many secret tips on making tender beef every single time.
Who doesn’t love delicious and easy one-pot recipes? This Beef and Broccoli Fried Rice is so simple and tasty, you can have it multiple times for packed lunch in a week!
3. Soy Sauce Pan Fried Noodles
You will not believe how EASY and quick it is to make these delicious Soy Sauce Noodles!
These savory, spicy, and super addicting Soy Sauce Pan-fried Noodles take less than 15 minutes to make at home.
This recipe is a vegetarian-friendly version, but you can also add chicken, pork, or beef to the noodles. This makes it a great option to mix up every once in a while.
Soy Sauce Pan-Fried Noodles are a must-try recipe and the perfect weeknight dinner that you can pack up the leftovers and have for lunch the next day!
4. Shrimp and Egg Stir-Fry (10 Minutes ONLY!)
This 10-minute recipe is one of the first dishes I learned to make when I moved away from home.
When I think of a dish that reminds me of home, I think of Shrimp and Egg Stir-Fry. Easy, simple, healthy, and delicious. I make this at least once a week for Dom to bring to work because all you need is a few simple ingredients, and you have a delicious meal ready to go.
Pair this with a side of Taiwanese refreshing cucumber salad and some white rice, and this is a classic homemade Taiwanese meal for you on the go!
5. Chow Mein – Better than Takeout!
We’re going back to basics and making the BEST Chow Mein recipe. I GUARANTEE it will be a favorite on your weekly packed lunch dishes.
This recipe is a vegetarian version, but you can also add in chicken, beef, seafood, or pork to make this another versatile recipe that you can mix up for your packed lunches!
This Chow Mein recipe has a secret sauce made with simple-to-find ingredients that will BLOW YOUR MIND.
If you’re feeling adventurous, pair it with my Better than takeout Orange Chicken and Restaurant style garlic bok choy. You’ve got yourself the perfect meal!
This post was all about the best EASY packed lunch ideas for work!
I HOPE YOU GIVE SOME OF THESE RECIPES A TRY AND TELL ME WHICH ONE WAS YOUR FAVORITE!