Grilled Chicken Grain Salad in a Jar
Grilled Chicken Grain Salad in a Jar
Grain medley, grilled chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, arugula, oil and vinegar in a jelly jar

Years ago, Food52 came up with the hashtag #notsaddesklunch to represent the innovative, creative ways we can actually enjoy lunch at work. Bringing lunch is easier on your waistline and your wallet, but so many people fork out the $10 (on average) a day to grab a lunch to go, which equates to approximately $2400 a year! I’d rather spend that money to go on vacation, personally.

Why spend hundreds of dollars a month on restaurant fare when you can take 15 minutes in the morning (or the night before) to transform your leftover dinner into something your coworkers will envy? For this installment of #nsdl, I’ve taken leftover whole grain medley (a Costco mix of quinoa, sprouted rice, and other grains) and leftover grilled chicken, packed into a repurposed jelly jar with some other goodies. I’ve included a step-by-step photo spread below:


Got an idea (or a favorite go-to) for a #notsaddesklunch? Comment below!