On the totem pole of nighttime rituals, planning our lunches ranks on the low end. Just making a homemade dinner can be a feat in itself, so prepping another meal after that is asking a whole lot. But, come 1 p.m. the next day — as we're scrolling Seamless yet again — we suddenly wish we'd put in the effort after all.
What we all need is an arsenal of quick recipes that taste gourmet and last longer than takeout. So, we asked recipe whiz Ali Nardi to think outside the lunch pail and create three very simple and fantastic meals that aren't just another ol' sandwich. From a veggie frittata to a creamy carrot soup to spicy soba noodles, there's no sogginess here — only triple-threat lunch perfection that'll make your wallet very happy, too.