Work Lunch Ideas That Will Brighten Your Dark Winter Days

January 23, 2018

I like to fancy myself an optimist. Sure, it's winter and rosé season is but a distant dream. Yes, it's January, and we still have a good three months of grim weather here in the Northeast. But guess what? We're on the other side of the winter solstice, which means the sun is setting a bit later (a whole minute!), day by day. It's also a good time to shore up on your lunch-packing skills. When it's cold out, there's less of an incentive to bundle up to venture outdoors for an overpriced, underdressed salad (though we're guilty of doing that from time to time).

Shake up your work lunch doldrums with the following assortment of bright meals that can stand the morning commute, and help keep you inspired throughout the dark months ahead.

Better-Than-That-Salad-Place's Salads

The endless citrus options is certainly one highlight of winter. Explore them all, pair them with crunchy friends like wintry chicories and fennel, and don't forget a zippy vinaigrette to keep that palate sharp!

Winter Warmers

Fill up a large thermos with these warm-you-from-the-inside soups. Don't forget to pack a slice or two of crusty bread because you'll want to sop up every last drop.

And That's a Wrap

Whether you're a traditional sandwich lover or looking to turn up your wrap game, we've got plenty colorful recipes for you. Make sure you make extra because your coworkers will definitely want a bite.

We're always looking for good lunch inspiration. What portable goodies keep you happy at work? Share your favorites with us below!

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Hana is a food writer/editor based in New York.

1 Comment

BerryBaby January 23, 2018
Very nice article, but thought I had read this before. Similar article 12/31/17 with suggestion we made on Hotline.