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14 Easy Meal Prep Recipes for Lunch

Words by: Family Farm Team

Meal prepping is all about thinking ahead and setting yourself and your week up for success. Whether you're at work, school, or packing a lunchbox for the kids, we all know what a difference it makes to have a pre-made lunch to look forward to in the afternoon. Say "you're welcome" to your future self with these filling meal prep lunch recipes.

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1. Mediterranean Bowls

Add these colorful Mediterranean bowls to your weekly meal prep lineup and they'll quickly become a favorite recipe. Qunioa, chickpeas, and veggies give the bowls variety, while the creamy herb dressing adds yet another layer of freshness that you can enjoy all week long.

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2. Easy Egg Curry

Most traditional curries typically take a good portion of the day to make right, but this rich tomato- and coconut-based version with jammy eggs will require under half an hour of your meal prep session and give you something to look forward to as the clock inches closer to lunch.

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3. Black Bean Fiesta Bowls

When the clock strikes lunchtime, you want something delicious and satisfying with little to no work involved. These bowls are the answer: they combine a trifecta of eggs, quinoa, and black beans that you'll go back to again and again.

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4. Cauliflower Salad

This mayo-based deli-style cauliflower and egg salad keeps well in the fridge all week and only requires a few minutes of cooking. When just barely fork tender, the florets combined with crispy bacon bits and fresh green onion hit the spot midday, whether you're eating at work or on the go.

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5. Zesty Salmon Bowls

These bowls are the definition of bright and beautiful! Salmon, asparagus, eggs, and brown rice keep them tasting fresh without compromising on nutrition. They make an ideal lunch for work, school, or on a day where cooking just isn't in the cards.

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6. Ahi Tuna Niçoise Salad

Niçoise salad isn't just for entertaining: it also makes for an exciting (and more importantly, varied) lunch that's more than greens and vegetables. Pack your lunch full of soft-boiled eggs, seared ahi tuna, fresh green beans, briney olives, and baby potatoes for a meal that hits every note on the flavor scale.

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7. Kale and Egg Soup

Add an energy-boosting superfood to your meal prep routine with this hearty kale and egg soup. The twist? The eggs are poached right in the broth, making for a flavorful and rich dish. To make an even bigger batch that's freezer friendly, leave the eggs out of the soup and poach a few whenever you're ready to eat.

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8. Low-Carb Steak & Eggs Fajita Bowl

Meal prep doesn't have to be complicated. It's more than possible to simplify your routine and keep the flavor coming! Less than one hour stands between you and four servings of this low carb steak and eggs fajita bowl.

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9. Shaved Asparagus Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs

If you have a soft spot for soft-boiled eggs, this shaved asparagus salad is your new best friend. It calls for simple, no-nonsense ingredients and includes a vinaigrette to rival your favorite store-bought dressing.

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10. Fajita Egg Cups

Though they make a great on-the-go breakfast, don't overlook these fajita egg cups come lunchtime. Add them to your Bento box along with fruits and vegetables for a balanced meal that's sure to make you the envy of the office.

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11. Antioxidant Power Blend Salad

You heard it here first: this antioxidant power blend salad goes from fridge to lunchbox in just 25 minutes, which is why it's one of our all time favorite meal prep solutions. Bring it to work and hear the oohs and ahhs of your coworkers when you pull out this enviable packed lunch.

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12. Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado (all things green, really) can be hard to sneak into your kids' diets. These deviled eggs take the effort out of getting something both nutritious and visually enticing into those lunchboxes. Simply scale up the recipe to have lunch for family members young and old ready in no time.

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13. Fried Rice and Spring Veggies

We figured out a way to power through those midday meetings. You guessed it: fried rice with spring veggies. Plus, you can even sneak in leftovers by using brown rice from last night's takeout. It's a win-win that's sure to brighten your work day.

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14. Egg Drop Soup

Soup is the coziest meal prep solution out there, but can eat away at precious time if it requires hours of simmering. Luckily, this egg drop soup comes together in under 20 minutes, and a big batch of it will keep you satisfied all week long.

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Lisa

January 28, 2019

Yum!

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January 28, 2019

Yum is right, Lisa! We hope these meal prep recipes help make your lunch a little bit easier.

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Kristen

January 24, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing these ideas and recipes! I’d been struggling to meal prep healthy AND delicious lunches. :)

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January 25, 2019

Our pleasure, Kristen. Glad we could provide some inspiration!

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kim taylor

January 20, 2019

these are some great ideas!! Where are these containers from

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January 21, 2019

So glad the recipes caught your eye, Kim! We're not sure of the exact brand, but they're very similar to these glass containers: http://fal.cn/ra4r.

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Inez

January 19, 2019

Thank you for sharing! I plan to incorporate a few of these recipes for my lunch this week. :)

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January 21, 2019

Sounds like you're going to have some really delicious lunches this week, Inez! Thank you so much for giving the recipes a try!

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Judy Tjaarda

January 17, 2019

Great Ideas

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January 18, 2019

So glad they caught your eye, Judy

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