5. Make a baller grain salad
Grains are great. They’re healthy, filling, easy to cook, are delicious hot or cold, and last throughout the week -- oh, and did I mention cheap? They’re so cheap. Cook up a cup of quinoa, farro, or wheat berries and let cool. Then toss it with some olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar, and a lil’ salt and peppa. This salad gets better with time so you can bring a batch of it to work and then use different mix-ins each day, like feta cheese, roasted peppers, and scallions; or grilled chicken, arugula, and walnuts.
6. Start a lunch club
Tired of only relying on yourself for your meals? Organize a group lunch with some friendly coworkers once a week. Just bring in a few extra portions of that famous chili you’ve been working on, swap with it your new lunch buds, and, voila, diversity in your diet.
7. Anytime 30-second tunafish salad
Keep a pouch of tuna, dried cranberries, and a packet of mayo in your desk drawer. Mix the three together with a little black pepper for a quick and tasty tuna salad in a pinch (the cranberries really make it pop). For a hot-meal maneuver: schmear the tuna salad on some bread, top with a slice of swiss, pop it in the toaster, and you have one delicious tuna melt. Just don’t forget the foil on the tray.