Always eating beans on toast for lunch? Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you have to settle for the same, un-inspirational, meals every day. Lunchtime is a time to stop, relax and re-energise before a busy afternoon ahead, so take advantage of it and try out some work from home lunch ideas to fuel up.
Whether you’re craving a light salad, a heart-warming soup or a monster sandwich, Birds Eye have you covered. Take a look at some of our simple yet tasty recipes for lunch at home that will have both you and the kids looking forward to lunchtime every day.
Refreshing Salad Recipes
1. Four Bean Salad
A little more exciting than your standard baked beans from the tin, try this delicious four bean salad to give you a boost in fibre and nutrients. Add some chopped red onion and chilli to spice things up, and a sprinkle of coriander and feta for some added flavour.
Only taking 15 minutes, this dish is a perfectly simple lunch idea to whip up in-between a busy day of video conferencing calls!
2. Original Chargrill Chicken Caesar Salad
You can’t go wrong with a classic chicken Caesar salad using Birds Eye Chicken Chargrills. It’s the perfect combination of veg and protein to keep you energised for the rest of the working day. .Just mix all the sauces and seasoning to make a dressing, add in the chicken and lettuce and voila! You’ve got yourself a delicious healthy work lunch.
3. Pea, Soya Beans and Potato Salad
Potato salads aren’t just for barbecues. This pea, soya beans and potato salad is a super easy WFH lunch idea. Just add some peas and soya beans for a splash of colour and some salami slices for a kick of flavour. Alternatively, just leave out the meat for tasty!
Top tip: add a sprinkling of caraway seeds to the new potatoes while cooking to enhance the flavour.
4. Rainbow Salad
Brighten up your lunchtime with this nutritious rainbow salad. Packed with sweetcorn, kale, red cabbage, sweet potato and radishes, this dish certainly contributes to your essential 5-a-day, while adding some colour to your diet! This is a game-changing quick and healthy lunch idea to get your taste buds tingling in between meetings.
If you’re not fancying a salad, but want to stay healthy, we have loads of on our website.
Ultimate Sandwich Ideas
If now’s not the time to get creative in the kitchen, then when is? Ten times better than any shop bought sandwich or wrap, take advantage of working from home and try out some of our homemade lunch ideas.
Below are a few ideas for how to spice up your sandwich making skills by using some delicious frozen essentials.
5. Classic Fish Finger Sandwich
Who said fish fingers were just for kids? Take a trip back to your childhood days with this nostalgic lunchtime treat: a classic fish finger sandwich with buttered bread, fresh lettuce and not forgetting a drizzle of ketchup. This is the perfect homemade lunch idea if you want to be fuller for longer during the working day.
Feeling more creative? Check out more of our fish finger sandwich recipes for some fancy international twists.
6. Hot and Spicy Chicken Grill Fajita
Turn up the heat in the kitchen with this hot and spicy chicken grill fajita. This Mexican style dish is packed full of flavour and is a great WFH lunch idea to give you a boost of energy ready for an afternoon of meetings.
7. Green Pea Hummus Salad Wraps
Create a twist on one of the nation’s favourite dips and use Birds Eye garden peas to create a delicious green pea hummus. For a healthy work lunch, combine in a wrap with a selection of salads and add some chilli sauce for an extra kick.
You could even keep some hummus aside for a mid-afternoon snack with some sticks of carrot (to help you keep away from the tempting biscuit tin!).
Homemade Soup Recipes
During the cooler months, there’s nothing that will warm you up better than a delicious homemade soup. Make enough to feed the whole family, or simply freeze a few batches for another healthy work lunch. If you are unsure on how to make your own soup, we have a handy guide to help you.
8. Chicken Noodle Soup
A heart-warming classic, this chicken noodle soup will warm you through to the core and cheer you up if the weather is miserable outside. This winter-warmer is the perfect recipe for lunch at home to break up the working day. Serve with a crusty bread roll to soak up any leftover juices!
9. Original Peas and Mint Soup
Looking for a quick and healthy lunch idea that takes 5 minutes to prepare? Our pea and mint soup is a winner to whip up for your midday meal. It can be enjoyed all year round, but is ideal for a winter’s day.
A British staple, our pea and ham soup is sure to satisfy your appetite in the middle of a working day. This recipe is bursting with tasty veg, including our iconic peas, which are high in fibre and vitamin C, plus some tasty cooked ham for that boost of protein. This is an ideal work from home lunch idea as this soup can be whipped up in rapid time. Just serve with a crusty bread roll and you’ll find yourself in food heaven.
Now you’re ready to spice up your working from home days with some easy at home recipes for lunch . Check out more lunch ideas and recipes for further food inspiration while working from home.
Alternatively, we’ve got some for those days you venture to the office. But remember, just because you’re not out and about, that doesn’t mean meals can’t be exciting!