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20 perfect lunch bowl recipes to add to your rotation

Hannah is the lifestyle editor at STYLECASTER, covering sex and relationships, politics, women's health, career, home décor, food, travel, and more. Her favorite things include spinach artichoke dip, cashmere sweaters, and impromptu danc...

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Perfect Lunch Bowl Recipes

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Perfect Lunch Bowl Recipes

Lunch is far from my favorite meal. I find it unexciting and meh, both nutritionally and taste-wise. Deli meat squashed by bread? Salads with snoozy dressings and toppings? Takeout soups that tend to be heavy on salt and low on satisfaction? No, thanks. Days when I’m able to pack my lunch or eat at home are definitely better, but even those often find me coming up dry on good ideas. In short, lunch inspiration is often needed, and always welcome.

Enter these 20 seriously tasty-looking lunch bowls. With proteins like quinoa, tofu and chicken and flavors like peanut, lime, curry, teriyaki and Sriracha, these combos are anything but boring or blah. Consider this your next month’s worth of weekday lunch inspo — bookmark these 20 recipes, make them ahead and actually enjoy your lunch break (even if it’s still at your desk).

 

Originally posted on StyleCaster

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Moroccan salad bowl

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Moroccan salad bowl

This crunchy, tangy Moroccan salad bowl is an excellent excuse for buying preserved lemons.

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Kale power bowl with lemon-tahini dressing

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Kale power bowl with lemon-tahini dressing

This earthy kale bowl with almonds and chickpeas will destroy that 2 p.m. slump.

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Superfood quinoa bowl

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Superfood quinoa bowl

Not into kale? You may be into the baby kale in this superfood quinoa bowl.

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Vegan gluten-free dragon bowls

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Vegan gluten-free dragon bowls

Be fierce with this dragon bowl filled with brown rice, roasted veggies, greens and a nutty sauce.

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Teriyaki chicken noodle bowls

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Teriyaki chicken noodle bowls

Soba noodles in a gingery soy sauce with chicken thighs make this teriyaki bowl damn delicious.

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Quick curried veggie bowls

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Quick curried veggie bowls

Get some curry in a hurry with this brown rice and vegetable bowl.

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Thai-style Buddha bowl

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Thai-style Buddha bowl

A peanut sauce brings together raw veggies and red rice in this Thai-style Buddha bowl.

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Peanut-lime chicken lunch bowl

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Peanut-lime chicken lunch bowl

Here's a peanut-lime chicken bowl you can make ahead for lunch.

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Tex-Mex lunch bowl

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Tex-Mex lunch bowl

You'll find all your favorite fajita ingredients in this Tex-Mex lunch bowl.

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Vegan Buddha bowl

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Vegan Buddha bowl

Spanish-style paprika chickpeas are the star of this vegan Buddha bowl.

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Sriracha salmon quinoa bowl

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Sriracha salmon quinoa bowl

Salmon gets a bold kick with Sriracha in this quinoa bowl.

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Peanut tofu Buddha bowl

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Peanut tofu Buddha bowl

Lavish a spicy peanut sauce on this tofu Buddha bowl.

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Spicy shrimp burrito bowls

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Spicy shrimp burrito bowls

I can see this hot shrimp burrito bowl becoming a special Friday treat.

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Perfect Buddha bowls

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Perfect Buddha bowls

Chickpeas, sweet potato and kale make up the perfect Buddha bowl.

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Grilled shrimp and veggie bowl

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Grilled shrimp and veggie bowl

This grilled shrimp and veggie bowl sounds perfect for summer.

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BBQ chicken burrito bowls

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BBQ chicken burrito bowls

Get out the sauce for this BBQ chicken burrito bowl.

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Chicken fajita lunch bowls

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Chicken fajita lunch bowls

Chicken fajitas are easier to eat in bowl form.

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Chili-lime mango chicken bowls

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Chili-lime mango chicken bowls

Some sweet mango and lime on chicken are just what you need at lunchtime.

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Hawaiian BBQ tofu bowls

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Hawaiian BBQ tofu bowls

Pineapple and tofu make this Hawaiian bowl light yet satisfying.

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