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    23 Easy Peasy Packed Lunch Ideas

    Shop-bought lunches are SO 2015.

    1. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich

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    The yogurt substitutes for mayo, making your sandwich lighter but keeping it just as delicious (you may even like this better!). To avoid soggy sarnies (the actual worst), pack the filling in tupperware and keep your bread roll separate. Then assemble at lunchtime like a goddamn sandwich queen. Get the recipe.

    2. Mediterranean Panzanella

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    Because bread salad is the best salad. Get the recipe.

    3. Arnold Palmer Sandwich

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    Half tuna, half egg, all delicious. Get the recipe.

    4. Spicy Asian Chicken Salad

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    This *literally* takes five minutes to do, so there's no excuses. Plus it's Paleo-friendly! Recipe here.

    5. Peanut Butter, Pickle, and Crisp Sandwich

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    Sounds so weird. Tastes so good. Recipe here.

    6. Burrito Bowls

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    Love burritos? The healthy way to eat them is to just ditch the outer wrapping and serve the filling up in a bowl. Ta-da, burrito lunch without the guilt! Get the recipe.

    7. Sesame-Ginger Soba Noodle Salad

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    Noodle time!! Recipe here.

    8. Turkey Cheese Pitta Pockets

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    Top tip: Bring the ingredients in separately and toast your pitas for hot pockets! Recipe here.

    9. Green Goddess Sandwich

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    Come and worship at the altar of the goddess this lunchtime. Recipe here.

    10. Roasted Tomato Soup

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    Roast some tomatoes, blitz them, pour into a flask, and boom. Healthy tomato soup that's far better than anything canned. Recipe here.

    11. Lebanese Lemon-Parsley Bean Salad

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    Chickpeas, kidney beans, celery, cucumber, and tomato, all drizzled in lemon-garlic olive oil. YUM. Recipe here.

    12. Avocado, Carrot, and Cucumber Sushi

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    Seriously impress all your colleagues. Recipe here.

    13. Sweet and Sour Broccoli Salad

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    It's time to ignite your love affair with broccoli, and this is the way to do it. Recipe here.

    14. The Ultimate Four-Layer Vegan Sandwich

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    You don't have to be vegan to enjoy these four layers of goodness. Recipe here.

    15. Pasta Salad With Broccoli and Peanuts

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    16. BLTA Wraps

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    Avocado is so good for you, it negates the bacon. Fact. Recipe here.

    17. Pan Bagnat

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    This French sandwich has a fancy name, but just involves chopping stuff up (mainly tuna) and putting it all in-between baguette. Recipe here.

    18. Pesto Chicken Rolls

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    Use up your leftover chicken in this yummy pesto roll. For bonus health points, add a few veggies in, too, like sugar snap peas, tomatoes, or bell peppers! Recipe here.

    19. Prosciutto-Wrapped Peach and Pistachio Salad

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    Beautiful AND tasty. This lunchbox has it all. Recipe here.

    20. Smashed White Bean and Avocado Sandwich

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    Smashed white beans are SO GOOD in sandwiches, but if you're not a sandwich fan (who isn't a sandwich fan?!) you can use it for dip too. Get the recipe.

    21. Thai Stuffed Avocados

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    Avocados stuffed with anything are always going to be a winner tbh. Recipe here.

    22. Chickpea, Cherry Tomato, and Feta Salad

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    Check out that lunchbox. Major tin-spiration. Get the recipe.

    23. Shawarma Chicken Bowls With Basil-Lemon Vinaigrette

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    Who needs a food truck anyway? Recipe here.

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