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No-Heat Lunches

5 No-Heat Lunches to Bring to Work

We are pumped to share one of our favorite stories from Shape here on FitSugar.

Since Hurricane Sandy, the team behind has had a variety of temporary offices, and our latest outpost in Brooklyn is bare bones. We were thrilled with the arrival of bottled water and a minifridge on Monday, but after four weeks at our new location, we only just received a microwave today.

I've just about had all the almond butter and banana sandwiches I can handle, so after the arrival of our new fridge, I headed straight to Pinterest to find a few no-heat healthy lunches to get out of my rut. While the microwave will expand my options even further, I still plan to make the delicious recipes below and enjoy them chilled.

Vegan Hummus Spiral Wrap

This quick sandwich is packed with spinach, edamame, avocado, and carrots. What more could a girl ask for? Prevent lunchtime boredom without any extra effort by using different-flavored hummus throughout the week.


Open-Faced Thai Peanut Chicken Sub

This Asian-inspired sandwich may be intended to be eaten hot, but it works cold, too. Whip up the chicken filling and serve over rice for dinner, and then pack the rest along with a roll in a tupperware for when you're ready to chow down at your desk.

Delicata Squash With Roasted Potatoes and Pomegranate Seeds

Sure salads are the obvious healthy choice when it comes to no-heat lunches, but sometimes crisp greens just don't appeal in the cold Winter months. This hearty recipe made with caramelized squash, soft potatoes, and feta over spicy arugula straddles the line between salad and comfort food.

Simple Sandwiches 9 Ways

Sandwiches are quick and delicious but often lacking in the nutrient department. That's why I love these suggestions that get both veggies and fruit between the bread!

Raw Broccoli Salad

This mix is a nutritional powerhouse — and a time saver. Because the broccoli is raw, you save on cooking time and cleanup. Five ingredients and five minutes will have you out the door, healthy lunch in hand.

For more lunch ideas, check out our healthy meal idea and vegetarian and vegan food boards on Pinterest.

More From Shape:

10 Quick and Healthy Brown-Bag Lunches
10 Tasty Sandwiches Under 300 Calories
13 Unhealthy Ingredients You're Still Eating

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