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No-Cook Lunch Box Ideas

Lunch should be fun and exciting. Discover new ways to pack lunch that is school and work-approved.
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Lunch prepping could be a drag, we get it! This collection aims to make your life a bit easier by introducing you to some no-cook recipe ideas to prepare your school or work lunch. Sandwiches, salad, and more are easy to make ahead and are ready to put in a box, both kid and adult-friendly!

No-Cook Meals

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Peach, Prosciutto, and Basil Baguettes

SideChef

You won't be able to resist this beautiful, classic sandwich with a peach kick! Perfect for picnics, summer Sundays, even work lunch!

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Mashed Chickpea Salad

Food by Maria

This simple Mashed Chickpea Salad is an awesome alternative to tuna salad. It goes great in a sandwich, in a wrap, with veggies or crackers, or on its own.

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Mexican Chopped Salad

Garlic & Zest

Everything chopped, dressed and ready-to-eat. It’s loaded with just about every crunchy, fresh, at-their-peak vegetable in the market.

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Peach, Tomato, and Burrata Summer Salad

By Gabriella

A deliciously sweet and tangy summer salad. The sweetness of the peaches with the acidic tomatoes and the creamy burrata is a match made in heaven.

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Jersey Mike's Italian Sub Copycat

Throwdown Kitchen

Jersey Mikes Italian cold cut sub is a classic Italian hoagie in the Philadelphia style. Soft hearth-baked Italian roll, Italian meats, and cheeses topped with the juice.

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps

Delisous

These Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps are a wonderfully healthy and fresh alternative to deep-fried spring rolls. Gone are the days of slaving around a pot of hot oil, and welcome to the days of making these healthy and incredibly quick rolls.

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EASYPEANUT-FREE

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Pip & Ebby

Delicious and satisfying chicken salad sandwich. You can't go wrong with this one.

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Spicy Tuna Sushi Burrito

Lauren Holdcroft at SideChef

In a world full of fusion food, the sushi burrito should surprise no one, but excite everyone. This delicious hand-held creation is the perfect lunch or light dinner, full of raw tuna in a sriracha mayo sauce, avocado, and veggies.

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Italian Sub Pinwheels

SideChef

These flavor-packed tortilla rollups are full of ingredients you might find on a classic Italian sub - zesty pepperoni, salty salami, crunchy pepperoncini, and a whole lot of black pepper. Packing a lunch just got a whole lot better.

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