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4 Bold Sandwiches for Your Workweek

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If you also have a never-ending list of tasks at work, join us in creating a weekday lunch ritual for recharged afternoons. For help with preparing these brown-bagged feasts, we partnered with Dietz & Watson to inspire satisfying mid-day meals.

Having the foresight and the motivation to pack lunch for the week is hard. And when you do, it often turns into a how-many-ways-can-I-eat-the-huge-batch-of-quinoa-I-made-on-Sunday situation. But with the flavor-packed combinations below, we've got you covered with ideas for Monday through Thursday. On Friday, why not treat yourself to lunch out in the world, or commune with coworkers over delivery?

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Each of these four sandwiches hinges on the meat or cheese that pulls it all together, along with the bread that's best for the job. To spice things up—or to add a burst of color or crunch—we've included finishing touches that can pull double-duty at dinnertime.

Photo by Emily Dryden. Graphic by Tim McSweeney.
Photo by Emily Dryden. Graphic by Tim McSweeney.

From top to bottom, here's a breakdown of sandwiches that excite us for lunch and carry us to dinner with an inventive spirit. Make the most of your lunch's cilantro, jalapeño, alfalfa sprouts, and microgreens with menus that multi-task. But first, the foundation for your resourcefulness, with delicious cheeses and meats as your anchor.

As pictured above (top to bottom):

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Sriracha Chicken, Mango, and Avocado Sandwich

Baguette; Dietz & Watson Sliced Sriracha Chicken Breast; sliced mango; sliced radish; smashed avocado; cilantro

Hatch Chile Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

Flatbread; Dietz & Watson Hatch Chile Turkey; Dietz & Watson Hatch Chile Cheese; sliced jalapeños; fire-roasted red pepper (jarred); romaine

Harissa Chicken and Hummus Sandwich

Pita; Dietz & Watson Sliced Harissa Chicken; hummus; alfafa sprouts

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion on Multigrain

Multigrain bread; Dietz & Watson Prosciutto; microgreens (or any greens or fresh herbs); caramelized onion; Dietz & Watson Originals Goat Cheese

Got a fridge that's bursting at the seams? Lucky you! To make room for next week's lunch ingredients, put your sandwich "extras" to work at night with the recipes below.

CILANTRO

Spicy Cilantro Vinaigrette

Spicy Cilantro Vinaigrette by Gena Hamshaw

Zhug

Zhug by Lyna Vuong

Sliced jalapeños

Jalapeño Pickles

Jalapeño Pickles by Phyllis Grant

Roasted Salsa Verde

Roasted Salsa Verde by butterandthyme

ALFALFA SPROUTS

Carrot Avocado Salad

Carrot Avocado Salad by Merrill Stubbs

Monster Avocado Toast Sandwich

Monster Avocado Toast Sandwich by Kendra Vaculin

Microgreens

Favorite Fall Orzo Salad

Favorite Fall Orzo Salad by lorigoldsby

Fresh Herbs Labne Toast

Fresh Herbs Labne Toast by Virginie Degryse

How do you carry over ingredients from lunch to dinner (or vice versa)? Tell us in the comments below! Need a guide? In their cookbook-playbook, A New Way to Dinner, our founders show you the way.

If you also have a never-ending list of tasks at work, join us in creating a weekday lunch ritual for recharged afternoons. For help with preparing these brown-bagged feasts, we partnered with Dietz & Watson to inspire satisfying mid-day meals.

Tags: Sandwich, Lunch