Work Lunch Inspiration
The back-to-school shopping is done, the supplies are secured, and the school forms are (hopefully) signed. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our back-to-school lunch ideas. But don’t worry – we didn’t save all the good ideas for the kids! As the little ones get back into their routine, it’s important to get back into your routine as well. We know how easy it is to go out for a quick bite on your lunch break or to grab some chocolate from the office candy bowl as a snack. Not only is packing your lunch likely to be healthier, but it will also likely save you money! Brown bag lunches definitely don’t have to be boring and we’re here to help you spice it up.
How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Mornings can be crazy and hectic, and that’s why we love easy breakfasts that can be prepped the night before. For a simple and delicious treat, try layering yogurt with fruit and granola. Layering the granola on top will help keep it fresh and crunchy. For an added bonus, you can drizzle on honey or maple syrup or sprinkle on some dried fruit, nuts or wildflower bee pollen.
Looking for something that’s even more on-the-go? Try our prepared overnight oats made by Mush. They come in three different flavors, wild blueberry, vanilla bean and decadent dark cacao, and they don’t contain any added sugar because they are naturally sweetened with dates! Plus, each container even comes with a cute little spoon. You can take these to the next level by mixing in fruit, granola or nut butter.
When in doubt, you can always grab a breakfast bar when you’re on your way out of the house. Rest assured, these aren’t your typical sugary bars. Perfect Bars were started by a family that began blending real, natural ingredients in their blender. ReGrained bars are made from the beer grain that is produced during the beer brewing process. Tosi‘s SuperBites are made using a recipe that has been fine-tuned over the past 16 years, and they’re high in protein and fiber so they really pack a punch. Every time you purchase a bar from This Bar Saves Lives, your sending life-saving food to a child in need. So regardless of which you choose, these breakfast bars truly raise the bar.
We love a classic sandwich for lunch and Full Circle has you covered with sliced bread, organic sliced cheese, antibiotic-free and no-hormone-added lunch meats, and all of your favorite condiments. Prefer a vegetarian option? Try using hummus and add some sliced bell peppers for a satisfying crunch. To top it all off, refreshing sparkling water flavored with real fruit juice is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
This lunch spread is designed for the snacker. Fresh fruit provides tart sweetness while rosemary and olive oil flatbread bites bring a savory flavor you’ll love. We love mixed nuts as a filling snack and hard-boiled eggs are the perfect supply of protein. Plus, we take the work out of it with these prepared eggs from Peckish. They even come with fun seasonings for sprinkling or dipping.
Of course, we couldn’t write a post about lunch ideas without including veggies. We love having raw veggies in the office that don’t need to be cooked. It’s super easy to put together, and you can get the prep work out of the way ahead of time by cutting your vegetables at the beginning of the week and storing in airtight containers in the refrigerator. We have a variety of delicious dips in our online farm stand that are perfect for veggies.
Still looking for lunch ideas? Check out the ready to eat section of our online farm stand for pre-made soups, quinoa mixes and other delicious snacks and meals that just need to be heated up!
How To Add Farm Stand Products to Your Delivery:
CSA members – head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 pm, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button “Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products” to add the products to your delivery.
Not part of our farm family? Find out if we deliver to your neighborhood. You can even get your whole office in on the fun with our office snack packs. Find more information about our office deliveries here.