4 lunch-on-the-go options that are anything but boring.Kids get all the box-lunch attention, but for those of us whose work keeps us deskbound, bringing your lunch from home is the best way to make sure you get a well-balanced meal when you need it most. Lunchtime can be a minefield of bad options, and when you're pressed for time, it's easy to choose convenience over nutrition.
That stops now! These lunch box options are healthy, sophisticated, and most importantly, delicious. They can be easily made in a few minutes the night before you'll want them, or even in the morning in about as much time as it takes to sip your coffee. And they'll hold up well in the long wait until lunch- no wilted salads or soggy sandwiches here. Add some fresh fruit and sparkling water, and your lunch box will be the envy of the schoolyard and the break room.Mushroom and Kale Wrap: A quick saute makes these greens enticing when you just can't stand the thought of another salad, with melty goat cheese and savory mushrooms to add a little oomph.Marinated Salumi Sandwich: Unlike most sandwiches, this one gets better the longer it sits! A bright pesto soaks into chewy ciabatta, then gets topped with your favorite salumi.Shaker Salad: Layers of beans, greens, and veggies make this mason-jar salad a stunner - and keeping the ingredients separate until lunch keeps everything crisp.Fusilli with Tuna, Capers, and Almonds: High in protein to ward off that mid-afternoon slump, this comes together in just as long as it takes to boil the pasta for easy prep the night before.