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15 Five-Ingredient Lunches You Can Pack For Work Or School

Bring these easy lunches to work or pack them for the kids.

Whether you're trying to bring lunch to work more often or looking for new recipes for your kid's lunch box, these no-stress, five-ingredient recipes will make your life easier (and tastier). As a bonus, they're all portable and easy to make ahead of time.

1. Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki

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You can make a big batch of this easy teriyaki chicken, then meal-prep and serve it with rice and your favorite veggies. Get the recipe for Crock Pot chicken teriyaki here.

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2. Melted Caprese Sandwich

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Prepare this sandwich ahead of time, layering the sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and pesto on ciabatta bread. When you're ready to eat, just heat it up until it's melty and cheesy. Get the recipe for melted caprese sandwich here.

3. Healthy Chicken Salad

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Eat this no-fuss chicken salad in a sandwich, on top of a salad, or straight by the spoonful. Get the recipe for healthy chicken salad here.

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4. Sheet Pan Shrimp with Cherry Tomatoes and Asparagus

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Make this easy sheet pan recipe at the beginning of the week and you'll have lunch ready to go. You can always serve it with rice, quinoa, or pasta for a more filling meal. Get the recipe for sheet pan shrimp with tomatoes and asparagus here.

5. Fish Stick Wraps

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Sometimes the simplest meals are best. Turn frozen fish sticks into a gourmet lunch with the help of tortillas, your favorite veggie, lettuce, and tartar sauce or mayo. Get the recipe for fish stick wraps here.

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6. Five-Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups

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Make use of your leftover grilled chicken (or grab a rotisserie bird) and make these easy, portable pinwheels with cream cheese, hot sauce, scallions, and tortillas. Get the recipe for buffalo chicken roll-ups here.

7. Sausage and Potato Frittata

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Frittatas are the perfect make-ahead lunch. You can prepare it on Sunday night and freeze it for lazy days when you just don't feel like cooking. Get the recipe for potato and sausage frittata here.

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8. Chicken Caesar Wraps

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Pita bread, chopped romaine, chicken breast, Parmesan, and store-bought Caesar dressing is all you need for this easy and satisfying lunch. Get the recipe for chicken caesar wraps here.

9. Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad

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Swap tomatoes for fresh strawberries in this summery take on the classic caprese salad. Get the recipe for strawberry caprese pasta salad here.

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10. Chicken Club Lettuce Wraps

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This keto-friendly lunch is perfect for anyone watching their carb intake, but if you need something more filling, you can always make this chicken club sandwich on a wrap or sandwich. Get the recipe for chicken club lettuce wraps here.

11. Pico de Gallo Pasta With White Beans

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Store-bought pico de gallo and white beans turns a bowl of spaghetti into a truly satisfying meal. Get the recipe for pico de gallo pasta here.

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12. Caramelized Salmon

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You can make a batch of this salmon on Sunday, then pack it for lunch throughout the week over your favorite grain or with a side or veggies. It happens to taste delicious whether served hot or chilled. Get the recipe for caramelized salmon here.

13. Kale and Quinoa Bowls

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You can always add your favorite protein like grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu to make this salad feel more substantial. Get the recipe for kale and quinoa bowls here.

14. Avocado Egg Salad

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Smashed avocado takes the place of mayo in this creamy egg salad. You can always boil hard-boiled eggs ahead of time and quickly prepare the salad in the morning before work. Get the recipe for avocado egg salad here.

15. Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

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Cooking this shredded chicken flautas in the air fryer gets them nice and crispy, but if you don't have one, you can always just bake them in the oven. Get the recipe for air fryer chicken taquitos here.

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