Homemade Lunches

Updated August 2017
Originally Published on August 12, 2016

Lunches can get boring. As an adult, making lunches can be dreading, especially if you don’t have any neat lunch ideas up your sleeve. And, who can afford to eat out all the time? Not ME! But don’t fret, here are some really nutritious, neat, and different lunch recipes that you can make for yourself, your significant other, and your children. They LOOK great, are delicious, and I guarantee people will envy you when they walk by and see your lunch spread (and of course ask you, “how did you make that?”).

Lunches can get boring. And, who can afford to eat out all the time? Not ME! Here are some really nutritious and neat homemade lunch recipes and ideas that you can make for yourself.

Homemade Lunches

1. CREAM CHEESE RANCH ROLL-UPS

Great for lunch! One reader says, “Quick and easy appetizer that is sure to impress and be a crowd pleaser without dirtying every dish in your kitchen and causing you to swear off being nice and offering to bring something ever again. 

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CREAM CHEESE RANCH ROLL-UPS. Great for lunch! One reader says, "Quick and easy appetizer that is sure to impress and be a crowd pleaser without dirtying every dish in your kitchen and causing you to swear off being nice and offering to bring something ever again.

2. Homemade Hot Pockets

66% cheaper than store bought, these homemade hot pockets from scratch are a perfect lunch or snack on the go. Make a huge batch and freeze them for busy afternoons or school lunches. 

66% cheaper than store bought, these homemade hot pockets from scratch are a perfect lunch or snack on the go. Make a huge batch and freeze them for busy afternoons or school lunches.

3. TURKEY RANCH CLUB WRAPS

One person said, “Best healthy lunch recipe in the world!”

Best healthy lunch recipe in the world: TURKEY RANCH CLUB WRAP.

4. Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese

This Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese is the perfect combination of savory and sweet! Made with Swiss cheese, blackberry jam, fresh jalapeños, and crispy bacon, it’s a must try for ALL sandwich lovers! 

This Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese is the perfect combination of savory and sweet! Made with Swiss cheese, blackberry jam, fresh jalapeños, and crispy bacon, it's a must try for ALL sandwich lovers!

5. Chicken Roll Ups Recipe

Chicken, cheese, cream cheese, and a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch powder. AMAZING!! 

Chicken Roll Ups (chicken, cheese, cream cheese, and a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch powder) AMAZING!!

6. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Tacos without the extra calories! These would be great to take to work for lunch. 

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps. Tacos without the extra calories! These would be great to take to work for lunch.

7. Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups

Great for kids and adults!

Peanut Butter Banana + Honey Roll-Ups: Great for kids and adults!

8. Spaghetti in Mason Jars 

Put leftover spaghetti and meatballs in a mason jar and bring it to work!

Leftover spaghetti and meatballs in a mason jar. OMG! I love this so much. Why haven't I thought of this before?

9. Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

A great lunch or a wonderful addition to any pot luck or party spread! 

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad - A great lunch or a wonderful addition to any pot luck or party spread!

10. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps

Nothing better than a little Hawaiian twist to BBQ chicken, layered inside a tasty wrap! These Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps are EASY, healthy and delicious. 

Nothing better than a little Hawaiian twist to BBQ chicken, layered inside a tasty wrap! These Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps are EASY, healthy and delicious.

11. Taco Salad Lunch Recipe

Using plastic containers, pack extra taco meat, shredded lettuce, and all the toppings you like (think cheese, tomatoes, sour cream etc.). Warm up the meat at lunchtime and add all the ingredients using the Tupperware as a bowl. Source unknown. 

Taco Salad Lunch recipe! Great to take to work.

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