Lunch is a very important part of the day. It gives you energy to make it through your afternoon at work, and it helps fuel your children for their days at school. Do a favor for your body by making your own lunches instead of just buying them at fast food places. We found 9 great user submitted recipes that would be perfect for lunch. Make these ahead of time so you can easily pack your lunch in the busy mornings. We have some great sandwiches, such as tuna salad and chicken salad, along with an amazing potato soup and some more unique dishes. We also included our favorite weekend lunch, eggs benedict!

Check out these 9 amazing and easy lunch recipes!

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9. Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This rich soup makes a great lunch. Make it for dinner and take the leftovers from lunch the next day. This recipe makes cooking faster by cooking the potatoes in the microwave first. Add your favorite baked potato toppings to this soup and just microwave it to heat it up for lunch.


8. Tuna Roll Ups

This simple wrap can be made with a variety of ingredients. Use colored wraps to make this dish extra fun for children. These are quick to make and easy to store.

7. Summer Salad Wrap

This sweet and spicy wrap is a great way to change up your average packed lunch. It has a very unique combination of honey, sweet pickles, and blue cheese. Don’t let this scare you, because the flavors work brilliantly together!

6. Ploughman’s Sandwich

This sandwich is a play on a classic English ploughman’s lunch, which includes pickles, meats, and cheese with great bread. You don’t have to eat these separately, as this recipe shows. Pile everything together to get all the wonderful flavors in one bite.

5. Tuna Sandwich

This traditional sandwich is a great starting point for your lunch. Add vegetables and herbs to spice it up. You can also add avocado to the sandwich for a delicious richness. Top with cheese or bacon to blow it out of this world.

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4. Salmon Eggs Benedict

When you have some extra time and access to a kitchen, try making eggs benedict for lunch. Breakfast for lunch is a wonderful thing. Using smoked salmon instead of the normal ham gives it a refreshing twist. This is a great dish for lazy weekends.

3. Greek Turkey Wrap

Use up leftover chicken or turkey in this lunch wrap. This recipe spices things up a bit with the Greek flavors. Feta cheese, olives, and tzatziki are added to give a zing. This is a delicious wrap that both children and adults would love.

2. Chicken Salad Sandwich

This amazing chicken salad has some great additions. Grapes and dried cranberries add a sweet touch with a great texture. You can add many different ingredients to chicken salad, such as nuts and different vegetables. The author recommends adding toasted almonds to the mix.

1. Cobb Salad 

This classic salad makes a great meal. All the different ingredients and textures make this salad quite filling and perfect for lunch. Corn, avocado, chicken, cheese, and eggs are added to this dish. Use any of your favorite dressings to top this meal.

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