Quick Lunches for Hectic Schedules

Grab-and-Go Lunches from Busch’s Fresh Food Market

No matter how busy your days get, it’s important to make time to eat a nutritious lunch. That can mean making your lunch ahead of time, so you’ll have grab-and-go lunches to take to the office, or having the ingredients on hand to whip something up if you’re working from home. Are you running short on inspiration? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, with easy lunches that will keep you feeling well-nourished until dinner time.

Hearty Fare

  • Pepperoni Pizza Loaf: Easy to make, starting with frozen bread dough, this stromboli is stuffed with savory ingredients and full of flavor.
  • Quinoa Turkey Chili: Rich and filling, this chili is also loaded with vitamins and protein.
  • Lasagna Roll-Ups: All the flavor of lasagna comes together in compact little bundles perfect to take for lunch.
  • Wintertime Braised Beef Stew: Hearty and rich, it’s just as good a few days later, so it’s perfect for dinner tonight and lunch for the rest of the week.

Tasty Sandwiches

Lunchtime Salads

  • Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad: This refreshing salad is savory and sweet, with pineapple and grapes.
  • Mediterranean Bulgur Salad: Flavor and nutrition come together in this delicious vegetarian salad.
  • Rainbow Cauliflower Rice Salad: This delicious salad has the texture of a grain salad with the added benefits of the nutrients in cauliflower. Colorful and refreshing, it features bell pepper, corn, peas, and toasted almonds, tossed in a light lemon dressing.
  • Stone Fruit Pasta Salad with Fennel: The perfect blend of sweet and savory, this delicious salad features peppery arugula, sweet stone fruits, and a zesty vinaigrette, with slivered fennel and whole grain pasta. Be prepared to want a second helping!
  • Balsamic Chicken Berry Quinoa Salad: Mason Jar salads are great options for grab-and-go lunches, and this chicken berry salad, with nutty quinoa and creamy goat cheese, is practically perfect.

Vegetarian Options

  • Deviled Potato Sandwiches: Is it potato or is it egg salad? Black salt, celery, hearts of palm, and mustard give this vegan egg salad its delicious flavor while tomatoes give it freshness.
  • Potato and Artichoke Heart Pasta Salad: Macaroni salad gets a vegan twist as tofu and spices make a creamy sauce in which pasta, potatoes, and veggies are bathed.
  • Spring Roll Bowls: Edamame, cucumber, radishes, snow peas, and brown rice noodles come together to make spring rolls in bowl form.
  • Freekeh Tabbouleh with Grapefruit: Freekeh, a nutrient-rich grain, has an earthy flavor that works well with grapefruit, avocado, and fresh herbs, for tabbouleh with a twist.
  • Sweet Potato Bruschetta with Avocado Tomato Topping: Crispy slices of sweet potatoes replace this bread in this plant-based bruschetta, and fresh avocado and tomato topping is a delicious complement to the peppery arugula.
  • Avocado and White Bean Salad Wraps: Perfect when you’re packing a lunch, this features avocado, white bean, tomato, and baby spinach, all wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla.

Meal Prep Magic

It really does help to set aside a couple of weekend hours to prepare for the week ahead. It makes it so much easier to pack lunches that will sustain you throughout the week, and takes the guesswork out of meals.

  • Falafel Bowls with Tahini Sauce: Don’t be afraid to incorporate convenience foods like steam-in-bag vegetables and frozen falafel into your meal preparation. While you’re preparing, choose meals that use the same grain, like couscous or quinoa, and you can make a big batch at once and get several different lunches from it.
  • Zoodles with Turkey Bolognese: Using zucchini noodles in place of pasta replaces carbs with vitamins and minerals, and the zoodles become tender as the Bolognese heats.

Find Everything You Need at Busch’s Fresh Food Market

When you are looking for great lunch ingredients, visit our grocery store or shop our bakery for the very best fresh bread and more. Since 1975, Busch’s Fresh Food Market has served customers in Michigan, first as a small business, and now as a privately held independent supermarket chain with 16 stores and over 1,400 associates. Proud to be mitten born and raised, we bring our customers local products grown and produced right here in Michigan. Our hometown local food market combines today’s emphasis on freshness and style with our traditional values, personal service, and wholesomeness. When you enter our grocery store, you will find everything from fresh meat and produce to baked goods, beer, and wine, all chosen because of their superior ingredients and exceptional flavor. Dedicated to providing our customers with the very best groceries, we even offer fresh food delivery through online shopping, to make their lives even easier. Shop online or find a store near you, and if you have comments or questions, we invite you to contact us through our website.