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Gourmet Lunches On-the-Go

The clock’s struck noon, which means lunch time at the office! You cringe at the sight of a soggy sandwich and bemoan spending your hard-earned dollars on a take-out meal workday after workday. We have a scrumptious five-day meal plan that’ll have you looking forward to your lunch break all week.

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The 5-Workday Meal Plan

The 5-Workday Meal Plan

Buy all your ingredients on the weekend, bring them to work on Monday and leave it in the office fridge in a reusable grocery bag clearly labeled with your name for the rest of the week. Each day, when the noon hour hits, you can whip up a fresh, new meal. The recipes are easy, quick, cost-effective and absolutely delicious. Best of all, the ingredients you purchased will all be used up by the end of the week.


1 9-inch baguette
1 bag mixed greens
1 banana
1 green apple
1 package fresh strawberries
2 ripened, vine tomatoes (1 firm, 1 soft)
1/2 avocado – peeled, pitted and sliced
1/2 cup kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 pita bread
1 whole wheat or white flour tortilla
3 slices smoked salmon
50 mL plain cream cheese
1 can (156 mL) tomato paste
1/3 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1/4 cup small pasta shells
6 slices Brie cheese
6 slices prosciutto
1/2 cup water
3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons salt

You’ll also need:

1 Glad® SimplyCooking™ Microwave Steaming Bag
Plastic food containers to store your ingredients for the duration of the week.
Access to a microwave (for Tuesday’s recipe)
Access to a toaster oven (for Thursday and Friday’s recipes)