Face it. You can only have kale Caesar salad and a turkey sandwich for lunch so many times before you’re completely and utterly sick of the not-so-exciting midday meal. We can help: Here are 27 delicious lunch ideas to lean on when you’re totally bored of the usual.

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This combo of protein, veggies and your favorite jarred sauce will last you almost the entire work week.

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Sometimes you just need to let your inner child be in charge of the lunch menu.

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The recipe you didn’t know you needed to shake your chicken rut. Thanks, tangy yogurt sauce.

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You can find fresh rice cakes or XO sauce at Chinese or Korean grocery stores, right by the tofu or fresh noodles. Finish it with steamed broccoli or bok choy.

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It’s as simple as boiling water and opening a can of tuna.

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Trust us. Between the homemade pickled veggies and spicy mayo, you won’t miss the pork.

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The ultimate antidote for cold, long winter days. Did we mention it only takes 35 minutes to make?

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Be still our spice-loving hearts. The garbanzos are roasted in curry powder, smoked paprika and shredded coconut.

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Barley, tomatoes, red onion, oh my!

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Nothing against our favorite takeout spot, but sometimes we’re not patient enough to wait 25 minutes for lunch.

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These sweet-and-salty thighs are sure to hold you over until dinnertime.

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Meet your childhood favorite, all grown up. BTW, there are three types of cheese in this one sandwich.

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Not only does it cost about $1.50 a serving, it’ll also last for up to five days in the fridge.

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This Thai-inspired beauty can accommodate all the sad-looking, wilted vegetables you’re eager to get rid of.

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Store-bought rotisserie chicken does it again! (Yeah, there’s no actual cooking involved here.)

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Who needs bread when there’s pasta this satisfying.

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Vibrant veggies and a tangy, spicy dip make this dish look (and taste) like it came from a fancy vegan restaurant.

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Complete with rice noodles, ground pork, bean sprouts and peanuts.

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Diced avocado, Dijon mustard and capers make a sandwich spread that’s equal parts creamy and tangy.

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The most summery pasta salad doesn’t actually include pasta at all. And how pretty are those sliced radishes?

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Sure, lettuce wraps are a healthy alternative to tortillas. But the real perk is how crunchy and refreshing they are.

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Forget boiling water, or even turning on the stove. Milk and cheese will get the job done in the microwave.

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Sorry, mayonnaise. You’ll have to sit this one out.

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Somehow deli meat is a lot more appetizing when it’s on a stick.

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And the award for prettiest lunch goes to…

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The bread gets a schmear of almond-basil pesto before being topped with chicken, feta, greens and sundried tomatoes.

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Pretty enough for a picnic, easy enough for a lazy lunch.

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