The Workweek Lunch Cookbook: Easy, Delicious Meals to Meal Prep, Pack and Take On the Go

The Workweek Lunch Cookbook: Easy, Delicious Meals to Meal Prep, Pack and Take On the Go

by Talia Koren
The Workweek Lunch Cookbook: Easy, Delicious Meals to Meal Prep, Pack and Take On the Go

The Workweek Lunch Cookbook: Easy, Delicious Meals to Meal Prep, Pack and Take On the Go

by Talia Koren


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50+ Tasty Solutions to the Eternal Workday Dilemma: “What Should I Have for Lunch?”

Tackling your midday cravings has never been easier, thanks to Talia Koren’s debut cookbook. The founder of the meal plan subscription service and blog Workweek Lunch shares her secret tricks for saving time, money and stress by meal-prepping lunches you can’t wait to eat.

Skip waiting in line for expensive takeout and make one of Talia’s dozens of mouthwatering, easy-to-pack recipes instead. Each recipe is designed to be cooked in bulk, so you can get all of your cooking for the week done in just one afternoon. With your meals ready to grab and go, you’ll love sleeping in a little longer before your morning commute. There are tons of tasty dishes to whip up, like a hearty Italian Turkey Meatball Orzo Bowl or some cheesy Kimchi Mushroom Quesadillas. No microwave at work? No problem! Talia’s got you covered with options like Turmeric Chickpea Avocado Sandwiches and Chicken Banh Mi–Inspired Wraps. Busy week? Try one of her satisfying low-maintenance meals, like the Chorizo Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet, or plan ahead with a freezer stash option like Veggie Chili Mac ’N’ Cheese, which is specifically designed for you to make then reheat on hectic days. Talia also shares smart storage and reheating tips, as well as innovative ways to remix your meal preps throughout the week, guaranteeing that your lunches stay fresh and never boring.

Whether you’re trying to save cash, free up some extra time or are just seeking exciting new meals to brighten up your midday routine, level up your workweek with these lunches!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645675204
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2022
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 166,295
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Talia Koren is the founder and CEO of Workweek Lunch, a meal plan subscription service and blog that helps busy people all over the world master meal prep. She has taught meal prep cooking classes in New York City, led meal prep workshops at various companies and appeared in publications including the New York Times, Women’s Health and Shape. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Table of Contents

The Meal Prep Lunch Low Down 9

The Food Philosophy Behind Workweek Lunch 10

How to Use This Book 10

Time-Saving Meal Prep Hacks 11

Make Meal Plans You'll Actually Stick To 12

Sample Meal Plans 13

Vegan 5-Day Workweek Meal Plan 14

Vegetarian 5-Day Workweek Meal Plan 16

Omnivore 5-Day Workweek Meal Plan 18

Flexitarian 5-Day Workweek Meal Plan 20

Pescatarian 5-Day Workweek Meal Plan 22

The Prepper's Pantry 24

Pantry Tips & Swap Notes 26

Make Your Meals Last 27

Choosing the Right Containers 27

Storage and Reheating Tips & Tricks 28

Storing Meals 28

Reheating Meals 28

What to Do When You're Not in the Mood 29

Tips for Repurposing Meal Preps 29

Low-Maintenance Meals 31

Swiss Chard & Ground Beef Pasta Skillet 32

Mushroom & Parmesan Orzo Skillet 35

Salmon & Sweet Potato Sheet Pan 36

Chorizo Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet 39

Sheet Pan Veggie Pizza 40

Broccoli Cheddar Soup 43

No Microwave, No Problem 45

Tofu, Cucumber, Sweet Potato & Rice Bento 46

Mediterranean Snack Lunchbox 49

Soft-Boiled Egg & Smoked Salmon Snack Lunchbox 50

Chicken Banh Mi-Inspired Wraps 53

Chipotle Black Bean Avocado Quinoa Salad 54

Turmeric Chickpea Avocado Sandwiches 57

Green Tuna Pasta Salad 58

Bowls with Soul 61

Italian Turkey Meatball Orzo Bowls 62

Mission-Style Steak Burrito Bowls 65

Chicken Kahti Roll-Inspired Bowls 68

Chickpea Halloumi Farro Bowls 71

Honey Chipotle Shrimp Quinoa Bowls 72

Mango Tofu & Coconut Rice Bowls 75

Moroccan-Inspired Salmon Couscous Bowls 76

Happy Salads 79

Butternut Squash Chickpea Kale Salad 80

Thai-inspired Tofu Chopped Salad 83

Jerk Shrimp, Corn & Black Bean Salad 86

Crunchy Mandarin Salad with Salmon 89

Loaded Kale Chicken Caesar Salad 90

My Favorite Spinach Greek Salad 93

Better than Takeout 95

Kimchi Veggie Fried Rice 96

Sticky Bourbon Chicken & Rice 99

My Go-To Teriyaki Chicken & Veggies 102

Ramen Chicken Pad Thai 105

Coconut Curry Ramen 106

Tofu Tikka Masala 109

The Freezer Stash 113

Cozy Chicken Tortilla Soup 115

White Bean Chili Verde 116

Veggie Chili Mac 'N' Cheese 119

Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup 120

Cheesy Penne Spinach Pesto Bake 123

Lentil Butternut Squash Coconut Curry 124

Tortillas To-Go 127

Egg & Bacon Brunchwrap Supreme 128

Loaded Chicken & Refried Bean Burritos 131

Roasted Chickpea, Avocado & Sweet Potato Wraps 133

Kimchi Mushroom Quesadillas 137

Black Bean, Spinach & Pesto Quesadillas 138

Buffalo Chicken Tacos 141

Orange-Marinated Steak Fajitas 142

Buffet Meal Prep 145

Rice Three Ways (Green Rice, Salsa Rice, Coconut Rice) 146

Shortcut Roasted Chicken 151

Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables 152

Baked Mustard Lemon Dill Salmon 155

Soy Honey Tofu 156

Lunch-Saving Toppings 159

Creamy Avocado Herb Sauce 160

All-Purpose Tahini Lemon Sauce 163

Mango Jalapeño Salsa 164

My Go-To Hummus 167

Quick Pickled Red Onions 168

Acknowledgments 170

About the Author 171

Index 172

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