By Vicky McDonald
July 28, 2016

Be the envy of your workmates with these easy and delicious work lunches. Instead of running to the work cafeteria or nearest food truck, make your own. You'll save some cash and lunch will taste exactly the way you like it. Here are seven tasty recipes to get you started.

This cold noodle salad is the perfect lunch on a hot summer's day. If you make it the day before, the flavors get even better in the fridge overnight.

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Fresh summer fruit can be the difference between a good salad and a phenomenal salad. So, go on, add a pop of color and flavor with some fresh berries or stone fruit.

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Shake things up a little with different pasta shapes like Orzo and Shells. Add some salami, dressing and veggies and you've a hearty meal.

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Save your leftover grilled chicken, then add some pasta, veggies, nuts and a spicy dressing to make a super flavorful salad.

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Grains like quinoa keep you going all day long. Add some grilled meat to this garlicky quinoa bowl to make it even more sustaining.

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With a little time and some quality ingredients, you can make sandwiches that rival any restaurant. You also have more control on the amount of mayo and hot sauce!

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This Italian Bread salad is like bruschetta in a bowl! It's a great way to use up crusty bread and juicy summer tomatoes.

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Other great ideas for dining "al desk-o":