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10 workday lunch ideas that aren't salad

Be the envy of all your workmates with these work lunch ideas! We've brought together all our favourite recipes, from pesto pasta to prawn noodles, to make your lunchtimes extra exciting. And don't worry - there's not a salad in sight!

Food To Love|Aug 20, 2019

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  • Meatball subs

    Skip the the takeaways and make your own meatball subs at home - they're so quick and easy to pull together! Prepare the meatballs and sauce in advance then fill your bread rolls on the day for a scrumptious lunch.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|Mar 20, 2019

  • Twisted courgette slice

    Be the champion of meal prep with this courgette slice - just over 60 minutes of work and you can have lunch ready in the freezer for two months! Plus, when it's this delicious, you'll never want anything else.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|Mar 20, 2019

  • Pulled pork tacos with spicy banana salsa

    Your slow cooker is your best friend when it comes to these pulled pork tacos with spicy banana salsa. Succulent, spicy, and all-too easy to pull together, it is sure to be a hit.

    Food|Oct 30, 2018

  • Fried chicken

    Fried chicken in a spicy, crunchy coating makes a delicious treat every once in a while, also a perfectly comforting side with an added punch.

    Nadia|Aug 02, 2018

  • Homemade sauerkraut

    While there are lots of great brands of sauerkraut that you can buy, it’s also easy, fun and cost-effective to make it yourself so try Nadia's incredible homemade sauerkraut recipe.

    Nadia|Apr 04, 2018

  • Boozy mango and orange tiramisu with raspberry sauce

    A classic Italian dessert gets a tropical makeover with this mango and orange tiramisu recipe. Simple to make yet impressive to serve, this clever dessert is irresistible served in slices with raspberry sauce

    Food|Feb 19, 2018

  • 5 healthy work lunch ideas to get you through the week

    Save some coin AND impress your colleagues with these nutritionally dense and easy-to-prep work lunch recipes. There's a healthy idea for every day of the working week - so you'll never go hangry again!

    Now to love|Feb 15, 2018

  • Make-ahead toasted wrap with roasted vegetables and cheese

    This make-ahead wrap recipe is the lunch solution you've been looking for. Simply assemble at home, then pop in the sandwich press at work to get warm and cheesy. It's also a great way of using up leftover roast veges. Win win!

    Nadia|Feb 14, 2018

  • Spring salad in a jar with yoghurt mint dressing

    This salad in a jar recipe is a lifesaver! Pack leftover chicken, vegetables and herbs in a jar, whip up a yoghurt dressing then take to work or on the go for a fresh, healthy meal when you need it

    Nadia|Feb 14, 2018

  • Yoghurt curd with honeycomb and fresh berries

    This simple yoghurt curd recipe creates the ideal easy dessert. All you need is essentially one ingredient and a few hours to be enjoying a creamy, delicious treat with your favourite sweet toppings

    Nadia|Feb 02, 2018

  • Dairy-free breakfast cookies with berries, oats and nuts

    Get your morning off to a delicious start with this clever breakfast cookie recipe. Packed with all sorts of natural ingredients and easily prepped in advance, these cookies make a tasty brekkie on the go

    Nadia|Feb 02, 2018