Nothing gets you through the work day like a delicious lunch, right? Of course, most parents are too busy packing Yumboxes for their kids that their own sustenance skips their mind. Luckily, we’ve gathered 9 easy work lunch ideas for you. Thank us later.

Reuben sandwich recipe

This New York deli-style classic is as delicious as it is easy. All you’ll need are a few slices of bread, some Swiss cheese and corned beef and a bit of thousand island dressing. Oh, and don’t forget the sauerkraut!

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Tomato soup

Winter work lunches mean tomato soup, and we love this recipe from Cookie and Kate. Simply pick up a thermos (we love the Yumbox Zuppa) and maybe make a few cheese toasties to dip inside? Your colleagues will be jealous – promise.

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Savoury muffins with cheese and sweetcorn

These muffins are so easy to make ahead of time – you can store them in your fridge or even freezer to be pulled out on a busy morning. At lunchtime, just pop them in the microwave (or oven, if you’re lucky enough to have one at work).

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Homemade instant noodles

Ditch the pre-packaged noodles in favour of these homemade, just-add-hot-water instant noodles! You can add your own vegetables and other toppings depending on what you like, and even choose your own sauce. Just pick up some jars and you’re on your way.

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Green vegetable bake

We looooove veggie bakes – not only are they delicious, they’re also so quick and easy to make! All you need to do is chop up the veggies, throw them in a tray with some sauce and cheese then whack it all in the oven. Easy.

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Satay pork vermicelli rice noodle salad

This refreshing and tangy satay pork noodles salad is a healthy and quick family dinner recipe. Serve with fresh herbs, plus some lime wedges and fried shallots to garnish.

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Creamy chicken pie

You can have these pies ready for work in less than 15 minutes. They’re super easy to make – and not to mention delicious – with golden flaky puff pastry and a creamy chicken and bacon filling.

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Zucchini slice

Healthy and filling, this zucchini slice will be on high rotation for your weekly work lunches. Make ahead of time and have it on hand in the freezer for busy mornings. The kids might even like it – winner!

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Chopped chicken salad

Work lunches don’t come much fresher than this chopped chicken salad recipe by Primavera Kitchen! It’s packed with tasty ingredients like bacon, Spanish onion, cucumber, avocado and, of course, chicken.

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