5 Brown Bag Lunches that Won’t Break the Bank

Say goodbye to cafeteria food and hello to 5 SideChef favorites.

April 9, 2019

Cheap Eats

The most common Google searches for lunch recipes include “cheap” and “easy.” The Google-sphere has spoken and we have heard you loud and clear. We hope these 5 work lunches keep you in budget this week and satisfy all your lunchtime hopes and dreams.

Meatless Monday

Earth Bowl


Start your week off right with a boost from the nutritious vegetables in this Asian inspired grain bowl. It’s perfectly delicious cold, or reheated in the microwave.

Taco Tuesday

Quick & Easy Chickpea Tacos

The Simple Veganista

This high-protein lunch requires no heating (unless you want to give that tortilla a quick nuke in the microwave!) Simply compile the ingredients and you’ve got yourself an easy lunch your coworkers will be envying.

Wrap Wednesday

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Chef Savvy

Though this lunch requires a bit of prep the evening before, you’ll be glad you put in the extra effort come lunch time. We love the crispiness of the chicken that is achieved through baking rather than frying.

Turkey Thursday

Apple Turkey Melt

Fork vs Spoon

An incredibly simple recipe, this sandwich requires only six ingredients but is totally gourmet. We suggest grilling this up on your stovetop in the morning. This will reheat best if you have access to a toaster oven but a microwave will work as well!

Fish Friday

Easy Tuna Salad Sandwich

In the Kitchen with Jonny

Don’t worry, we won’t suggest you reheat leftover fish at work like some sort of monster. This tuna salad will indulge your seafood cravings in an easy-to-make sandwich that requires ingredients you likely already have at home.

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