Think your lunch is boring? We update the meal that gets you over the midday hump.


Turn your go-to salad into a pasta

Toss your usual caesar, chef's or Greek salad with penne.

lunch break 1

Give mayo the day off

Make tuna salad using mashed avocado and lemon juice, then serve as a sandwich on whole wheat bread with lettuce, tomatoes and red onions.

lunch break 2


Nibble on assorted berries, roasted almonds, some cheese, and dried apricots and figs over the course of a few hours.

lunch break 3

Make it the main meal of the day

Serve the heartiest meal for lunch (mmm, braised chicken in wine sauce with roasted veggies) and eat light at night. While you're at it, invite people over for a lunch party!

lunch break 4

Make the world's fastest French onion soup

Simmer beef broth with caramelized onions; top with garlic croutons and Swiss cheese.

lunch break 5

Turn a routine sandwich into a kebab

Thread lunch meat, cubes of cheese and chunks of raw veggies onto skewers and pack with ranch dressing for dipping.

lunch break 6

Take a nostalgia trip

Pack a lunch of deviled eggs and gherkins, just like Mom used to make.

lunch break 7