This just in from our latest #f52contest: You all made lunches that are hearty and colorful and definitively day-brightening—some truly impressive #NotSadDeskLunches.
A big congrats to our winner, who made this cumin-roasted delicata squash with harissa chickpeas and lime yogurt:
Make a batch of soba noodles, prep tofu and vegetables, and top with broth—then reheat for lunch:
Prepping on the weekends makes colorful grain salads easy to assemble all week:
One of our favorite #NotSadDeskLunches (and one of the easiest): Breads and spreads, like babaganoush and pita:
We love a burrito in bowl form, and we love that you could make them potluck-style with coworkers, with someone bringing rice and someone bringing toppings:
Beans on toast is hearty, filling, and easy to make ahead:
Grain salads are a great canvas for big flavors—like hazelnuts, forbidden rice, carrots, lentils, and lots of herbs:
A bento box makes lunch fun to pack, since many compartments can mean many components:
Clean out the fridge and have taco salad for lunch:
Combine fresh ingredients like kale and avocado with prepared ones, like smoked salmon and roasted sweet potato:
What are you packing for your #NotSadDeskLunch? Tell us your go-to meals!
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