Lunch Box Ideas for Office Workers

We are often told that we have to be thankful if we have three square meals a day, for seven days a week. Yes, we are already grateful as it is, but you also have to relish every meal, with as much gusto every dish actually deserves. However if you have chicken sandwich every day straight for a week, the next time the clock ticks twelve you’re like Cinderella running the other direction as far away from your chicken sandwich laden lunch box.

Here are five lunch box ideas for every employee who deserves more than just the same menu every day:

1. Avocado Shrimp Salad
Not only is this recipe pleasing to the eyes with all the vibrant colors it radiates, it also is a healthy go-to dish for employees looking forward to a long day at work. To prepare, place red onion, celery salt, salt and pepper, lime juice and olive oil in a mixing bowl.

Let the onions stay for at least five minutes, and ten minutes at tops. Prepare ahead chopped shrimp, cucumbers, cilantro, tomato and avocado. Mix together with dressing and make sure to gently toss your salad contents for even flavor. Let your salad cool for 30 minutes in the fridge and voila it’s ready for packing.

2. Mixed Green Salad with Cilantro Dressing
The key to this salad is nailing that distinct flavor of the dressing. Just mix in your light mayo, Greek yogurt, milk, olive oil, lime juice, roughly chopped chives, chopped cilantro, salt, pepper and garlic. A blender easily gives you a smooth and creamy touch to your dressing, so just keep mixing until you reach that texture. You can store this up to two weeks in your fridge.

3. Stuffed bagel sandwiches
Gone are plain bagels we’ve always been accustomed to; bagel sandwiches are the next trend. You will need 1 large bagel, just large enough that you could slice the bagel in half (top from bottom). Remove an ample amount of breading so you can free up space for your stuffing. Mix your whip cream cheese, diced salami, dill relish, diced carrots, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place your stuffing in between the halves.

4. Pizza Dip
Place oregano, cream cheese, parsley, basil, onion powder, shredded cheese, minced garlic cloves, pizza sauce and pepperoni pieces in a Crockpot. Blend in the ingredients. Keep the fire on high until the dip is cooked. Once melted, keep the fire low before serving. This dip is perfect for light lunches in the office, coupled with tortillas or any chip of your choice.

These are only a few suggestions to break the monotony of your everyday usual lunch. So before savoring in your morning route to work, make sure to pack your lunch that’s sure to energize you and keep you healthy.