Making your own office lunch is not just a great way to save money, but also your health. But how do you add ‘wow’ to your sad office lunch? All it takes is a little time to get things done, and you’ll end up with some super delicious meals that will keep you feeling full and will help save both- your wallet and your waistline.
Sounds interesting right? Keep reading to discover 7 amazing hacks to do just that!
7 Ways to Add ‘Wow’ to your Sad Office Lunch
Add Some Color
One of the simplest and easiest ways to make your office lunch look (and taste) more appealing is to take a little more effort and make it more colorful. Add in different colored veggies, season with the right spices (think turmeric and red chilli powder) and even garnish with some freshly chopped herbs (like coriander and basil).
Wrap it Up
Wraps are an absolute no-brainer and foolproof office lunch idea. Not only will they be filling, but you’ll also love gobbling them down, and they’re super easy to make too! Look up some recipes for different fillings, and prep everything the night before. Boiled chicken, cooked beans, sliced veggies like tomatoes, onions and bell peppers and some lettuce leaves- you can do so much!
Try Mason Jars
Oh yes! Mason jars filled with salads can turn out to be an amazing healthy and quick office lunch option. If you’re doing it for the first time though, remember to start with the salad dressing followed by a non-absorbent veggie like tomato or carrots, and then layer up with leaves like spinach, lettuce etc and then top it up finally with your protein- it can be chicken, cheese or anything!
Sandwiches again, are a super simple, fast and delicious office lunch option. All you need is to mix and experiment with different sauces and fillings and you’ll be sorted. Remember to make healthier choices such as choosing whole grain bread over white bread, and opting for loads of veggies!
Bring Out the Noodles
Noodles (and zoodles) are another amazing office lunch option- you’ll find tons of recipes online to experiment with! Keep things simple and if you can, prepare the dressing or sauces beforehand so that all you’ve got to do is mix things up in the morning! Don’t forget to sneak in some veggies like broccoli, bell peppers, onions into the mix to keep things on the healthier side.
Spice Things Up
If there’s some simple little hack that can get you to love even those cringe-worthy veggies, it is this! Experiment with different spices and spice combinations! So whether it is a quinoa salad or a basic chicken soup, make the flavor pop up by adding some spice that you love and take your boring office lunch up a notch!
Try Some Soups
Bringing soups to office may seem like a task, especially if you’re concerned about all the mess that’ll happen with the dripping and leaking, but all you really need to do is invest in a couple of good quality containers that have an excellent sealing system, and you’ll be sorted. You can actually whip up some really delicious soups and even put your leftovers to use and get your office lunch ready in minutes- plus, it’ll be healthy too!