This edition of Intern Eats brings to you nine Spoon recipes that make perfect desk lunches for those with summer jobs or internships. Actually, make that 11 recipes. One of them is a 3-in-1, for all the overachievers.
These dishes don’t need to be refrigerated (though for some, an ice pack wouldn’t hurt), heated, cooked or assembled between the time you leave the house and lunch time, which is a great thing when you’re the intern who doesn’t want to get in anyone’s way come lunch break. From salads to sandwiches and parfaits to pastas, check out these super easy recipes that you can pack for work.
Make up this healthy, sans-mayo salad and eat it as a sandwich, on a bed of lettuce or straight out of the container.
Another Intern Eats round-up features recipes for parfaits, salads and sushi (yeah, seriously), all made and packed in mason jars.
The perfect salad for people who hate salad, this is a super easy combination of corn, hummus, peppers, feta and chicken. You get your protein, veggies and healthy fats and carbs, without ever having to put a single green in your mouth.
This recipe includes gluten-free pasta and a special Trader Joe’s veggie mix, but you can really use whatever pasta and veggies you have at home.
Who needs jelly when you’ve got BACON?
There’s no reason you should wait until Passover to break out the matzo. While not all of the recipes in this post will work for desk lunches, numbers 3, 4, 5 and 8 would be great!
I can’t tell you how many times a day I look out the window by my desk and see people enjoying the awesome summer weather. Bring some of the outdoors in by having a mini-picnic at your desk. Picnic food is perfect for desk lunches because it’s designed to be hassle-free, which means no refrigeration or cooking required. Check out this Parisian picnic post to choose a cheese that suits you, but we recommend you save the alcohol for when you get home.
This is a personal favorite, and for some reason, whenever I add avocado or guacamole to something, it’s automatically fancier. This burrito is also super easy to prepare for work if you already have leftover cooked chicken or pre-cooked chicken strips (you can find them at most grocery stores in the refrigerated or freezer section).