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16 Packable Lunches That Don't Need Reheating

No more sad desk lunches.

Ryan Pattie

Choosing the right packable lunch for work can be tricky. You want something that will travel easily, store well, and still be tasty by the time lunch rolls around.

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And depending on your workplace, you might not always have access to lunchtime amenities beyond a fridge — like a kitchen setup or even a microwave. So we rounded up 16 delicious lunch ideas that are delicious on their own, no heating (or reheating) required.

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1. Pesto Pasta With Grilled Chicken

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The perfect pasta salad to enjoy at your desk – because sometimes lettuce-based salads simply aren't enough. Get the recipe.

2. Chicken Caesar Wraps

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Pro tip: Place the lettuce down first to make sure the sauce doesn't make the wrap soggy. Get the recipe.

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3. Energy-Boosting Buddha Bowl

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The perfect bowl for those work days that feel like they'll never end. Get the recipe.

4. Sweet Chili Chicken Wraps

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Sweet chili sauce can be found in the international section of most grocery stores and gives this wrap a sweet and spicy flavor. Get the recipe.

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5. Greek Chickpea Wraps

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The perfect veggie-packed lunch that'll help you make it through the day. Get the recipe.

6. Mediterranean Pasta Salad

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Just think of this salad as the heartier version of the Greek salad you know and love — perfect for when you're craving veggies and carbs. Get the recipe.

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7. Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

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Jalapeños give the peanut dressing a bit of heat, but feel free to leave it out if spicy food isn't your thing. Get the recipe.

8. Italian Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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To make sure your sandwich doesn't get soggy, pack the bread and filling separately and just assemble when it's time to eat. Get the recipe.

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9. Tuna Salad Nori Wraps

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These tuna salad nori wraps are the perfect combination of classic tuna salad and sushi — and they're actually super easy to make. Get the recipe.

10. Chickpea and Black Bean Salad

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Serve this salad with pita or all on its own for a protein-packed lunch that'll keep you full. Get the recipe.

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11. Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Power Salad

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Chopped dates give this salad a pop of sweetness that perfectly balances the tang of the dressing. Get the recipe.

12. Lemony Broccoli Salad With Chickpeas and Feta

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This hearty broccoli salad is a veggie lover's dream. Serve it with rice, quinoa, or pita bread — or just eat it all by itself. Get the recipe.

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13. Orzo Summer Salad

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Cucumbers, spinach, corn, and lemon make this bright summery salad the perfect midday pick-me-up. Get the recipe.

14. Chicken Pesto Sandwiches

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Just because it's a sandwich doesn't mean it has to be boring — case in point: this flavorful pesto sandwich. Get the recipe.

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15. Chicken Ranch Wrap

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Six ingredients is all it takes to make these hearty lunch wraps filled with shredded chicken and zesty ranch dressing. Get the recipe.

16. Pesto Chicken Salad Pita Pockets

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Pack all of the fillings in one container and the pita in another — then just assemble when it's time to eat. Get the recipe.

Looking for more lunch ideas? Check out these posts:

25 Vegetarian Lunches That Aren't Another Boring Salad

19 Easy Lunches With No Meat Or Dairy

23 Easy Peasy Packed Lunch Ideas

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