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A Full Week of My (Husband/Wife) Lunch Box Meals

Coming up with exciting lunch box preparation ideas for your partner can be tricky. You want to ensure they're getting a nutritious meal, but you also don't want them to get bored with their lunches.

 That's why we've put together a lunch menu that will keep your loved one happy all week! From hearty sandwiches to satisfying salads, there's something for everyone on this list. Plus, you can easily prepare these recipes ahead of time, so your partner can grab them and go.

Monday: Italian Sub Sandwich

Packed full of flavour, this Italian sub sandwich will give your partner the energy they need to power through their day. It's also easily customisable, so feel free to swap out the meat or cheese depending on their preferences.


  • Wholewheat sub roll
  • Provolone or mozzarella cheese
  • Mayonaisse
  • Salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Ham
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Balsamic glaze

Serve with:

  • Vegetable chips
  • Grapes
  • Natural yoghurt

Tuesday: Greek Salad with Chicken

A light but filling salad, this Greek-inspired dish is perfect for a warm summer day. The chicken can be grilled or roasted ahead of time, making it a quick and easy option for lunch.


  • Cooked chicken
  • Lettuce
  • Olives
  • Cucumber
  • Feta cheese
  • Bell pepper
  • Greek dressing (lemon juice, herbs, garlic and olive oil)


Serve with:

  • Ciabatta roll
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Blueberries

Wednesday: Steak Croissant Sandwich

It might seem fancy, but this lunch is actually pretty easy to put together. Cook the steak ahead of time, slice it thin and pile it high on a flaky croissant.


  • Steak, thinly sliced (tenderloin works best)
  • Croissant
  • Horseradish sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Spinach
  • Onions


Serve with:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Carrot sticks
  • Hummus

Thursday: Veggie Pasta Salad

A pasta salad is a vegetarian-friendly lunch box preparation option packed with flavour and nutrients. The perfect fridge-raid meal, you can make this dish with whatever vegetables you have on hand.


  • Cooked wholewheat pasta
  • Sauteed veggies (try tomatoes, courgette, onions, peppers, etc.)
  • Chickpeas
  • Pesto
  • Parmesan cheese

Serve with:

  • Garlic bread
  • Celery sticks
  • Chocolate chip cookie

Friday: Leftovers!

End the week on an easy note with some delicious leftovers. Whether it's extra chicken from Tuesday's salad or something from a midweek meal, lunch box preparation has never been so effortless.

Some dishes that are just as good (if not better) the second time around:

  • Chicken curry
  • Vegetable soup
  • Spaghetti bolognese
  • Cheese and ham pie
  • Sausage tray bake

Serve with:

  • Fruit salad
  • Coconut yoghurt
  • Whole grain crackers

A little lunch box preparation goes a long way in showing how much you care. No matter which lunch you choose, your partner will surely appreciate the effort you've put in! Plus, when paired with one of our first-rate lunch boxes, it's sure to make their midday meal even more enjoyable.