8 Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes

Quick lunch ideas are always welcome, whether you’re working from home, in an office, or even on permanent vacation—you still need to eat, right? We’ve got all your noon bases covered with salads, smoothies, grilled cheese, and more.

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Dust off that waffle iron. You're going to want to make more than one of these supper-worthy sandwiches with crisped dimples and ooey, gooey interior. And no spattered stovetop to clean!

Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs

Bet you've already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.

Peanut Butter, Honey, and Arugula Sandwich

This peanut butter, honey, and arugula sandwich is like a pb&j sandwich gone to finishing school...at Chez Panisse.

Green Smoothie

Close your eyes and we swear you'd never guess this sweet, banana-y smoothie is suffused with good-for-you greens.

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we've been noshing for years. Save for the crazy price tag. Here's a less expensive, more customizable alternative.

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Just like mom made. That's what we're hearing from folks who grew up hoovering this classic, quick, easy, cheap Italian staple any and all times of day.

Chocolate Sandwich

A proper dinner any night, this chocolate sandwich with a French accent is a far cry from Wonder bread and Hershey's. Oooooh sooooo far.

Chicken Avocado Cranberry Salad

Creamy and subtle and delicate and nuanced. That's what people are saying about this lovely light lunch recipe.

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