Finding easy, healthy and affordable teacher lunch ideas can be a challenge – especially when you want to keep it interesting and flavorful too!
We actually spoke to teachers from all over and found the four types of lunches for teachers that are most helpful to meal prep for the week! In this post, you’ll find teacher lunch ideas that are:
- no reheat (they can be enjoyed cold or room temp)
- portable (they can be transported in 1 container)
- handheld (you can eat them with one hand if needed – no cutlery_
- freezer-friendly (you can prep these meals and store them in the freezer)
By the way, all Workweek Lunch recipes are meal prep-friendly so you can check out our entire collection here, or get access to our custom meal planning tools in the WWL Meal Prep Program here (try a free week).
We know some teachers don’t have access to breakrooms with refrigerators or microwaves, so these recipes were curated with that in mind!
Not that most teacher lunch ideas can be stored in a bag (outside of the fridge) for a few hours and still be safe to eat. As long as you don’t leave your food in a hot car all morning, you should be ok!
No Reheat Lunch Recipes For Teachers
Portable Teacher Lunch Ideas
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Handheld Lunches For Teachers
Chicken Nugget Burritos – Farm Girl Cooks
Freezer Friendly Teacher Lunch Ideas
These teacher lunch ideas will keep you satisfied and energized all day during the busy school season. Whether you have access to a microwave, fridge or not, these meal prep lunches for teachers will fit the bill.