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Sick of the same tired sandwiches and overpriced salads from the local lunch joint near the office? We were too, so we created six boredom-busting lunches that incorporate leftovers with fresh ingredients and invigorating flavors.

Start by grilling an extra piece of fish or chicken over the weekend and then just whip up these easy salads and sandwiches the night before you'll need them. Making the Nicoise mixture for the sandwiches or the tuna and white bean salad is as easy as opening up a can of tuna and adding a few ingredients—it's ready in ten minutes flat! The only additional items you'll need to have on hand are a bunch of small, plastic containers.

Simply add a piece of fresh fruit or some extra vegetables and you'll have a well-balanced, satisfying mid-day meal ready to go. Don't be surprised if your office mates ask for the recipes!

Recipes that are worth looking forward to:

Asian Chicken and Vegetable Salad with Brown Rice
Asian Tofu and Vegetable Salad with Brown Rice
Grilled Tuna with Wasabi-Ginger Vinaigrette
Chicken Wraps with Cucumber
Tuna Nicoise Sandwiches
Tuna and White Bean Salad


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