We've all had that feeling of disappointment. You know when you're at work or school and it's time to eat your packed lunch and you wolf it down in 5 minutes and you're sad and still hungry? That's the worst. Avoid having that moment ever again by whipping up one of these meals the night before and you'll finally be left full and satisfied.
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Shakshuka is one of the least-known but most delicious dishes from the Mediterranean. You're supposed to eat it out of the pan, but why not scoop some into a container and pack it with a few slices of whole grain bread? Try this recipe.
Honey Mustard Chicken
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Pair this chicken with your fave grains and veggies to make a balanced meal that'll keep you going all afternoon. And guess what? It actually tastes good, thanks to our friends Dijon and honey. Make it like this.
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This combo of edamame, cheese, and almonds makes this salad a power lunch. Get it here.
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This lunch is super portable and the pairing of chicken and creamy yogurt means double the protein to keep you full for hours. Get the recipe here.
Open-Face Egg and Asparagus Sandwich
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This recipe may not be your typical packed lunch, but if you put it in a Tupperware it should last perfectly. There's nothing more satisfying than eggs and a little cheese, and asparagus will give you those necessary veggies. Recipe here.
Sushi in a Jar
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As much as we hate to admit it, sushi is expensive. But it's delicious and has a ton of health benefits, so why not make your own version? In a jar it stays fresh all day and the brown rice and avocado make it hearty. Try this recipe.
Avo Chicken Salad
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This dish is cheap, easy, versatile, and literally so good. You can eat it with a fork out of a container or slather it on some whole wheat bread for a sandwich. This recipe uses avocado instead of mayo, so it's extra healthy. Learn to make it here.
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