Under 5 main ingredient meals you can take to work

These lunches are so good and easy you can take them to work even when you’re scrambling to get out the door! How? They require 5 and under main ingredients!

Sounds too good to be true right? A delicious and healthy work lunch that only has 5 ingredients? See below!

5 work lunches with 5 main ingredients

1. No-Rice Sushi

No Rice Sushi

Instead of running out of the office to grab lunch everyday, pack your own! When it comes to sushi, depending on what fillings you get, it can be quite high in calories and like any food it is always better to make where you can. This sushi is made WITHOUT the rice and is still just as filling AND more budget-friendly!

Find the recipe here.

2. Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Risotto


Can you believe there is a recipe for risotto that has only 5 main ingredients!? Well this one does and it’s full of flavour.

You can find this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.

3. Cauliflower Cheese Toastie


Looking forward to your lunch can make the day go quicker! And when you have something mouthwatering like this Cauliflower and Cheese Toastie waiting for you, it’s even better. You can prep the cauliflower the night before or at the beginning of the week and build your toastie at work, how easy.

Find the recipe here.

4. Chicken macro bowl

macro bowl

This recipe actually has 6 main ingredients with avocado being the sixth, but how could you not include it!? This macro bowl packs a real punch with all nutrients you need in one bowl. Prepare at home with some leftover protein and pack for your work lunch.

Find the recipe here.

5. Chicken Fried Rice

Healthy chicken and pineapple fried rice

Fried rice made easy AND healthy! Make this one the night before and take in a container to work, heat up and voila! Lunch made easy.

You can find this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.

Don’t have a fridge or microwave at work? Here are 7 work lunch ideas just for this!

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written by:

Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!