3 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Adults (Perfect for Work!)

3 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Adults (Perfect for Work!)

Looking for healthy, wholesome lunch ideas for work? It’s easy to get into the habit of buying gourmet sandwiches from the deli down the road, but this can quickly become expensive.

Bringing a pre-packed lunch box is an easy way to cut down on your weekly expenses, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! If you need some inspiration, keep scrolling for 3 of our favourite easy lunch box ideas for adults below - perfect for work and days in the office.

Melon and Prosciutto Salad

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Adults


This fresh, Italian-inspired summer salad will have you dreaming of your next European holiday! The tasty combination of rockmelon, prosciutto and feta paired with a sweet balsamic glaze provides the perfect light but filling lunch box. The best part? You can whip it up in as little as 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients - no cooking or baking required.

You’ll need:

  • Sliced rockmelon
  • A handful of rocket
  • A few slices of prosciutto
  • Half a block of Persian feta
  • Balsamic glaze to taste

Simply toss all ingredients together and drizzle some balsamic glaze on top before eating.

Tuna Nicoise Salad

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Adults


Nicoise salad is a classic meal that holds up beautifully in a lunch box. Packed with protein and healthy fats, this zesty salad will also keep you satisfied for the rest of the afternoon. You can prepare the dressing in advance, and make the salad in the morning before work.

For the salad, you’ll need:

  • Tin of tuna
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • A handful of cos lettuce
  • A handful of chopped tomatoes
  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • A handful of steamed green beans
  • Olives (to taste)
  • Capers (to taste)

For the dressing, you’ll need:

  • Lemon juice
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped shallots
  • Chopped basil
  • Fresh thyme
  • Oregano
  • Dijon mustard
  • Black pepper

Simply toss salad ingredients together, and stir through the dressing before eating.

Mexican Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Adults


This hearty Chicken and Quinoa Salad is another one of our go-to work lunches. With the perfect mix of protein, fibre, carbohydrates and antioxidants, this Mexican-inspired dish is incredibly easy to make at home with just a small handful of ingredients. This one can also be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge.

You’ll need:

  • Chicken breast
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tin of corn
  • ½ cup of black beans
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • Handful of coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Toss cooked quinoa with the red onion, corn, black beans and tomato. Grill chicken and slice into strips. Add chicken to salad, and top with lime juice, coriander and salt and pepper to taste.

How to Store Work Lunches

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Adults


Our best-selling bento boxes are perfect for packing and storing your office lunches. Made from food grade stainless steel, our bento boxes are leakproof, insulated and incredibly durable, with a handy removable divider to store meals and snacks.

We recommend packing your salad dressings separately using our small nesting containers to prevent your salads from getting soggy. If you’ll be spending the day travelling, pack your lunch box in one of our insulated lunch bags to keep your food cold.

Finally, complete your lunchware kit with one of our reusable cutlery sets so you can enjoy your lunch at the office or on-the-go! 

Looking for kids lunch box ideas? Check out our favourite school-friendly bliss ball recipe here.