40 work-from-home lunch ideas to give you the break you deserve

Treat yourself to a SmartPoints-friendly midday meal with these tasty single-serving recipes made from pantry staples.

Working from home when you typically commute can mess with your routine. But hey, everyone’s gotta eat! If you’re finding it difficult to tear yourself away from your screen for lunch breaks, an exciting midday meal might just lure you to the kitchen (and deter you from ruining your appetite with non-stop snacking all morning). 

The recipes below are chock-full of pantry, fridge, and freezer staples—so they’re perfect for when you can’t make it to the store. Enjoy each dish on its own or pair a few up for a multi-course meal. 

Oh, and while the recipes below feature single servings, they’re easy to multiply whether you’re meal-prepping for your plus-one or a crew of kids who are home from school. You can also double or triple the recipe to cross tomorrow’s lunch-making off your list. 

 

If you feel like a meal in a bowl:

 

If you can’t call it lunch without bread:

 

If you’re all about the greens:

 

If you missed breakfast and feel like brunch:

 

If you can’t wait until dinnertime for dinner: