Tired of the Same Old Sandwiches?
Get out of your lunch rut with these refreshing midday meal ideas.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Fresh ricotta is a magical thing, but if you can’t get your hands on any, use the best whole-milk ricotta you can find. I routinely double this recipe and freeze what I don’t pack for lunch, so that I have a stash of pancakes on hand at all times.
Creamy Corn and Potato Chowder
This hearty soup comes together quickly and with simple pantry and freezer staples. It is delicious with or without cream, so feel free to omit it if you prefer a less-creamy soup. And stir in some leftover rotisserie chicken, shrimp, bacon, or even shredded smoked cheese for an even more filling midday meal.
Eggs, Greens and Cheese Tortilla
This quick and easy egg and tortilla rollup is equally tasty warm out of the pan or sliced up and packed in a lunchbox. Don’t hesitate to play around with the filling based on what you have in the fridge. More often than not, I grate up odds and ends from my cheese drawer and throw in a handful of greens that are a bit too wilted to eat raw but are perfectly good to eat warmed.