I am always looking for new homemade lunch ideas to eat during the week.
A while ago I asked y’all for your favorite quick and easy lunch ideas. I received so many awesome responses and wanted to round up the most popular ones in case you’re looking for new lunch ideas.
One of the most popular responses was LEFTOVERS! I usually eat leftovers whenever they are available, otherwise I try to whip up something suuuuuper easy.
Various bowls were among the most popular recommendations — especially lots of taco varieties. I like to make bowls on Sunday or Monday and eat the leftovers throughout the week.
- Burger bowl
- Korean beef bowl
- Burrito bowl
- Ground turkey + black beans + salsa
- Salmon + rice bowl
So many of you whip up different kinds of chicken salads throughout the week. In fact, last year I rounded up all your favorite recipes and tips in this Chicken Salad Recipes post. If you like chicken salad, I highly recommend checking out that post!
Breakfast for Lunch
This is actually my go-to most days. I love to make avocado toast, an egg sandwich or scrambled eggs. Here were the top breakfast recommendations:
- Egg sandwiches
- Hard boiled eggs + turkey bacon
- Avocado toast w/ fried egg
- Eggs & toast
Lots of you love bagged salads (me too!). And there were lots of recommendations for adding extra veggies, nuts, cheese, avocado, air fried chicken nuggets, grilled chicken and more. I also recommend checking out our favorite salads too!
Yes! Yes! And more YES! You cannot go wrong with snack plates for lunch! Here were some fun ideas submitted:
- Make your own lunchable: deli meat + cheese + veggie slices + fruit + nuts
- Yellow peppers w/ turkey & cheese
- Apples + celery w/ peanut butter
- Cheese sticks
- Trail mix/Nuts
My go to sandwich is usually a stacked veggie sandwich, but I also really love a WRAP! My favorite lunch or easy dinner hack is to make a wrap using a bagged salad!
- Blackened chicken (from Target) wrap
- Falafel sandwich
- Smoked salmon + avocado wrap w/ spinach & honey mustard
- Grilled cheese w/ avocado
- Tuna sandwich
- Crunch wraps
Other Quick & Easy Lunch Ideas
A few more ideas…
- Bento box
- Sheet pan roasted veggies + chicken sausage
Microwaveable Freezer Meals
These aren’t technically homemade, but I felt like I should include them since I do grab these a lot from the freezer during the week when I don’t have time to make something
One of my best finds have been these freezer meals for lunch that are grain-free, gluten-free, and packed with protein. I purchase the Power Bowls and Real Good meals from Walmart since that’s where we order our weekly groceries from, but Target carries a variety of Real Good and Power Bowls too. The tacos feel pretty heavy for lunch but they are delicious.