Tired of trying to bring last night’s leftovers back to life? We’ve got you covered. Here are quick, easy and nutritious lunches, perfect for busy work days — no microwave required! These cold lunch ideas make it simple to eat healthy without cooking, whether you’re at work or working from home.
Seared Salmon and Crispy Tofu Poke Bowls
Raw veggies, brown rice and fresh cooked wild salmon make up this colourful bowl, which can be enjoyed as a hot or cold lunch idea. The savoury homemade dressing adds the perfect punch of flavour.
This Korean Sweet and Sour Seaweed Salad is the Perfect BBQ Side Dish
This naturally briny, yet subtly sweet, miyeok (seaweed) salad is vinegary, crunchy and delicious. You can make and refrigerate for up to four days, so you’ll have lunch all week long.
This Grilled Halloumi Salad Will Be Your Go-To Summer BBQ Side
This quick-and-easy Halloumi salad tastes just as delicious (or maybe even more so) after a night in the fridge — so whip up a big batch to portion out for a flavourful cold lunch idea.
You’re Just 15 Minutes Away From Spicy Shrimp Mango Salsa
Explore more seafood lunch ideas with this easy-to-make shrimp salsa. Serve with your choice of bread or rice for a well-balanced meal.
This Mint and Lemon Pearl Couscous Salad is What Every Dinner Table Needs
Make lunch exciting again with this refreshing couscous salad, filled with vibrant flavours such as mint, citrus and cucumber.
Sandwiches on a Stick
Standard sandwiches feeling a bit stale? Switch up the format and make a simple no-cook meal by whipping up these creative kid-friendly versions on a skewer using all your favourite ingredients!
Ina Garten’s Greek Salad is a Classic Dinner Recipe For a Reason
Savour the taste of the Mediterranean with this vibrant Greek salad. Made with juicy grape tomatoes, crunchy bell peppers and ripe Kalamata olives, this is a healthy no-heat lunch option.