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Buying lunch at work everyday can really add up. Why not give your wallet a break and make a few tasty dishes at home? Aside from saving you some cash, these easy lunches will taste better than anything you can buy from the cafeteria. A good idea is to make a double batch at dinner so you can enjoy the leftovers at work the next day.
Thai Shrimp with Lettuce
This is a great summer dish that's perfect for brown bagging. Thai-spiced shrimp is wrapped in lettuce cups and eaten like a burrito. It's much better than settiling for a soggy sandwich from the vending machine.
Everyone at the office will have sandwich envy when you unwrap this gourmet omelette panino. Arugula adds a spicy kick while fresh tomatoes contribute a bit of sweetness.
Grilled Tofu with Steamed Rice
Make this delectable grilled tofu stir fry for dinner the night before then brown bag it for work the morning after. It's a protein-pack lunch that will ward off that afternoon energy slump.
Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken
Use leftover rotisserie chicken to make this tasty pasta salad with peas in just minutes. Grated Parmesan cheese, sesame seeds and paprika add loads of flavor while keeping things light.
Couscous Veggie Salad
This vegetarian couscous salad is seasoned with a pinch of cardamom, cumin and curry powder. Sauteed eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes add flavor, texture and color.
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