Packed lunches: Gourmet meals for your lunch break

Gourmet meals made small
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Gourmet meals made small

Smokey carrot hummus

"This Smokey Carrot Hummus embodies my personal principles of a perfect spring recipe: it relies on fresh produce, it is the most striking and vibrant color, and it takes all of a few minutes to make." - The Chef's Wife

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Avocado tomato and mozarella panini

They really take no time at all and if you don’t have a Panini grill, just do them in a frying pan! - KC In the Kitchen

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Grain free roasted turkey and apple grilled cheese sandwiches

"I layered the grilled cheese with sweet sautéed apples and savory arugula for a nice contrast of flavors.  I chose to use gruyere as it pairs nicely with the sweet apples and is one of my favorite raw cheeses." - Colorful Eats

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Spicy chana masala

"This spicy and delicious chana masala takes less than 20 minutes to make. I eat this all the time over brown rice or soba noodles. I particularly love to throw my leftover chana masala in with the next day's salad; it's just perfect as the flavors actually deepen in the fridge overnight." - Brooklyn Vegetarian

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Asparagus stacks with salty pancetta and sweet cream

"This Asparagus Stacks with Pancetta & Sweet Cream recipe boasts a salty-sweet combination of ingredients. Eat it for brunch, lunch or dinner. Fresh stalks seasoned and wrapped in pancetta already sounds like a meal that would satisfy even the pickiest of eaters." - Seasonally Jane

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Sweet potato skins

"I am admittedly not a big sports fan, but I am a HUMONGOUS fan of game day food – case in point these loaded sweet potato skins! " - Beard and Bonnet 

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Why settle for a measly old work lunch when you can have a gourmet meal? That's right, a gourmet meal made just for you! All it takes is a few minutes of your time and bon apetit! You are ready to feast.

The bloggers at Lifestyle Collective are here to show you some recipes that will blow your regular work lunches right out of the water! They are easy, delicious and will barely take any of your time. So, flip through the slideshow and see which one takes your fancy, we guarantee one if not all will.

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