Meal prep can seem daunting: All those neatly lined rows of matching containers you see on Instagram, while beautiful, must be time-consuming to create, right? Not with these recipes. We found healthy lunches that are simple and quick to make and will have you looking forward to your lunch break all week. Try making two so you can alternate days of the week, or make small adjustments like switching out a protein to keep your taste buds guessing.
If there’s anything that can get us pumped for lunch before we’re even out of bed, it’s a rainbow salad in a mason jar. The salad-in-a-jar move may be trendy, but it’s also super practical—forget the lunchbox and pop one in your purse in the morning. This Mexican-inspired salad starts off with quinoa in a cumin-lime dressing (we’re drooling already) and is layered with corn, black beans, crunchy bell peppers, green onion, and juicy tomatoes.