10 Easy Lunchbox Recipes

Lunch is something that people always look forward to each day. While it’s undeniably a necessity, there’s no reason for it to be the same every day. Here’s a list of fresh lunch ideas to keep your taste buds interested all day long. 

Pork Tenderloin Topped With Balsamic Onion-Fig Relish

Thanks to these caramelized onion and figs, the natural sweetness of pork brings forth a new taste. You can actually try the relish with either beef or chicken. This packed lunch only takes 4 minutes to prepare. 


  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Dried Mission figs
  • Low-Sodium soy sauce
  • Onion
  • Pork tenderloin (1 lb.)

Orange-Balsamic Lamb Chops

This is definitely one of those lunches to bring to work. A simple citrus marinade coupled with a quick sear is enough to tickle your taste buds. 


  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Grated orange rind
  • Lamb rib chops
  • Olive oil
  • Orange Juice

Skirt Steak Perfected with Corn and Red Pepper Puree

There’s always something new with red bell pepper. The same thing can be said for fresh corn, which is not just about being sweet. That’s because it has a surprising pinch of umami intensity.


  • Corn Kernels
  • Fish sauce
  • Green onions
  • Red bell pepper
  • Skirt steak

Pineapple Rice With Grilled Steak

This five-ingredient meal is one you can call a protein-packed lunch. With soy sauce bringing the natural flavor of beef tenderloin fillets, there’s no doubt this is worth trying.


  • Beef tenderloin fillets
  • Can pineapple slices (in juice)
  • Green onions
  • Lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 packages of pre-cooked brown rice

Slow-Cooked Beef Pot Roast

Want a satisfying lunch especially on cold day? The slow-cooked beef pot roasts can help you with that. Don’t worry – this isn’t a lot of meat.


  • Bell pepper
  • Boneless shoulder pot roast (2 lbs.)
  • Ketchup
  • Mushrooms
  • Worcestershire sauce

Chickpea Spinach Salad

This salad is perfect for those who want a lunch packed with fiber and protein. And mind you, it only takes 7 minutes to prepare.


  • Chickpeas 
  • Feta cheese or similar
  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Spinach

Smoky tempeh, Apple, and Arugula Sandwich

Introducing the sandwich that encompasses fall! This is a perfect grab if you to have those winter soups.


  • Arugula
  • Caramelized onions
  • Organic Smoky or BBQ-flavored tempeh strips
  • Red apples
  • Sage aioli

Mexican Breakfast Burritos

Who said you can’t enjoy a burrito at lunch? This is one of those lunches to bring to work, so to speak! It is even incredibly easy to prepare and make.


  • Avocado
  • Bell pepper
  • Chopped red or gold potatoes
  • Smooth salsa (not chunky as much as possible)
  • Tortillas

Egg Fried Cauliflower Rice

Judging by its look, this one here is mouthwatering and easy to make. Its basic ingredients are enough to deliver the right amount of flavor.


  • Cauliflower head
  • Coconut oil
  • Diced onions
  • Eggs (beaten)
  • Tamari soya sauce

Asian Noodle Bowl With Ginger-Peanut Dressing

These noodles are enough to provide you with natural protein, which helps keep your energy up and running. You’ll never go wrong with this one!


  • Brown sugar
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Lime juice
  • Natural salt peanut butter
  • Rice noodles
  • Toasted sesame oil