These Lunch Ideas Will Get You Excited for That Afternoon Break

This pasta salad has plenty of crisp veggies, ham, and cheese. In addition, the dressing is creamy, lemony, and mustardy.

Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Large enough for the whole family, this over-the-top sandwich! It layers salami, pepperoni, ham, mortadella, cheese, vegetables, olives, and banana peppers. It rivals any deli.

Italian Sandwich

Instead of baking a handmade crust for this sausage quiche, bake the edges until golden. Best of all, you can make this ahead and serve room temperature!

Crustless Quiche

If you want to cut all the vegetables (except the avocado) ahead of time, store them in airtight containers. This bright weekday salad is easy to throw together. Shake the jalapeño dressing in a separate jar.

Southwestern Salad

Cuddle-worthy shrimp and grits take 20 minutes to make! Use quick-cook grits, which cook faster than stone-ground ones.

Shrimp and Grits

Sometimes simple is best, like this tomato sandwich. A deliciously easy sandwich has thick heirloom tomato slices, garlic aioli, and basil.

Tomato Sandwich

This pasta-chicken salad deli salad is a crowd-pleaser! It fits in a lunchbox or a park picnic.

Chicken Pasta Salad

Rotisserie chicken and store-bought empanada wrappers make making empanadas easy. Additionally, they're portable!

Chicken Empanadas

This crisp, delicious apple-based salad will transport you to a formal afternoon repast. Luckily, making it at home is cheaper and takes 15 minutes!

Waldorf Salad