Let’s be honest; planning and making lunches for each day of the week can be a time-consuming and tiring task. You rotate through the same four or five meals, and want to change it up just in time for spring! Although making lunches for work can seem like a chore, it doesn’t have to be.
Although you may be used to the cold winter weather bringing lots of warm and hearty soups, warm sandwiches, pot roasts and casseroles, it’s time for radiant, colorful meals that are a perfect representation of the vibrant spring season. Try out these easy, fun meals that scream “warm weather.”
Stuffed Zucchini Boats
You’ve probably heard of stuffed peppers, but have you tried stuffed zucchini boats? These easy stuffed zucchinis are the best lunch to take to work to warm up in the microwave. Make them the night before and grab them when you’re ready to go in the morning! Check out the recipe by Dinner at the Zoo.
Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup
Yes, soup may be seen more as a winter meal, but you don’t want to pass up this creamy roasted carrot soup by Cookie + Kate. Besides, Easter is in the spring, and what is the Easter Bunny’s favorite snack? Carrots!
Strawberry Chicken Salad
This is one of my personal favorites. This salad is anything but boring, with the fruit giving it a fun and tasty twist. Just add some romaine lettuce, strawberries, feta cheese, candied pecans, grilled chicken and raspberry vinaigrette.
Huge fan of traditional guac? Try this twist with a little bit of a kick. This recipe by Insanely Good is a great snack to bring with your work lunches.
Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
Who doesn’t love a good taco? Change up your regular chicken or beef tacos with shrimp. The mango salsa adds a spring touch to them, adding a tropical taste. Check out this recipe by Dinner at the Zoo.
Salmon and Rice
Salmon is a tasty and healthy source of protein. Cook the salmon the night before or in the morning, (try it in the air fryer for a crispier texture), and pack it in the morning with a side of white rice.
Lemon Spaghetti with Tuna and Broccoli
Craving a pasta dish? Try this lemon spaghetti dish, with a great source of protein with the tuna. Learn how to make the recipe here: BBC Good Food.
Try any of these easy spring recipes to spice up your work lunches!
Love these lunch ideas? Check out our past lunch ideas from the fall.