15 Lunches to Bring With You to Work, Because Eating at Your Desk Should Never Be Boring

Your New Year's resolutions may not include cooking more in 2015. They may not include eating healthier. They may not even include becoming less dependent on Seamless. But the facts are undeniable: bringing your own lunch to work or school saves you a ton of money — and can even be good for you and delicious to boot.

These 15 lunches are simple to make at home, and can be transported wherever so you can eat on the go with ease. Forget about that sad desk lunch. These midday meals will make eating at work in 2015 a whole new story.

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by Rebecca Deczynski

Chicken Pesto Sandwich

A schmear of pesto turns a boring chicken sandwich into a desk lunch you’ll actually look forward to. Thanks, Damn Delicious!

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Chicken Gyro Salad With Feta and Watermelon

Hearty chicken adds a substantial protein boost to Half-Baked Harvest’s zesty watermelon dish.

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Thai-Inspired Barley Salad

Fresh pineapple and cilantro make this Thai-inspired salad by A Beautiful Mess a lunchtime favorite.

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Veggie Caprese With Olive Pesto

Fresh arugula adds just the right kick to Love and Lemons’ refreshing Caprese sandwich.

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Lebanese Lemon-Parsley Bean Salad

Chickpeas and red kidney beans provide you with the energy to power through a long day. Cookie and Kate’s Lebanese lunch is a weekday go-to.

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4-Layer Vegan Sandwich

Even if you’ve sworn off dairy, you don’t need to give up your daily sandwich. Oh She Glows has the perfect recipe for a sandwich that’s delicious and vegan.

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Sesame Noodle Salad

This isn’t your ordinary pasta salad. Love and Lemons creates a cold sesame noodle dish that will keep you full without too much added fat.

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Mason Jar Chickpea, Farro, and Greens Salad

It’s the lunch trend that the Internet just can’t get enough of — mason jar salads. With the help of Cookie and Kate, you’ll have a perfectly Instagrammable lunch in no time.

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Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Throw some cauliflower in your food processor for a grain-free dish that’s sure to satisfy. Cara’s Craving’s take on this Lebanese dish makes the perfect midday meal.

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Lemony Kale Salad

The trick to a kale salad that you’ll actually want to eat? Lots and lots of massaging. Thanks for the tip, A Beautiful Mess!

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Pressed Picnic Sandwiches

Don’t run down to the corner deli when you can make a satisfying lunch yourself. The Crepes of Wrath has just the trick to making a perfectly pressed sandwich.

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Big Lentil Power Salad

Not only are lentils slimming, they’re also incredibly filling. Oh She Glows’ lentil power salad will have you at the top of your game all day.

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Gluten-Free Falafel With Yogurt-Dill Sauce

With the help of Making Thyme for Health, delicious falafel will be all yours — without a run to the nearest halal cart.

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Raw Zucchini Pasta With Pea and Avocado Pesto

Go all-veg with a dish that takes eating green to the next level. What’s Cooking Good Looking’s zucchini pasta gets a serious pick-me-up from rich avocado-pea pesto.

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Gluten-Free Pasta Salad

For a picnic classic that takes things to the next level, look no further than Quinoa, Kale & Exhale’s veggie-filled pasta salad.

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