Lunch Recipes Your Coworkers Will Try to Steal

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

We've all been there -- your coworker starts heating up their lunch, a delicious scent wafts through the office and you look down at your ham and cheese sandwich with regret. Well, here's our #1 tip to fight lunchtime envy (or create your own): Add global flavors to your brown bag meal.

It's Global Week on Cooking Channel (find out when to tune in for international eats here) and we're celebrating with our five favorite lunch recipes with global flavor:

We love being able to marinate and then cook in the same pot. This spicy braised chicken tastes even better the next day, so turn tonight's dinner into tomorrow's lunch.

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Lime juice and fresh mint give this dish a clean and citrusy taste, making it perfect for a light lunch or appetizer.

German Potato and Berr Soup

German Potato and Berr Soup

Cooking Channel German Potato and Beer Soup

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved.

Potatoes and beer, two German favorites, create a perfect pair in this traditional soup, which is quick and easy to make. Bonus: Oktoberfest begins Sept 22nd, so plan to make this soup the night before and kick it off right.

Combine nutty, earthy farro with kalamata olives and the classic Italian tomato, basil and mozzarella combo. Cook the farro al dente so it doesn't become mushy and it will stay nicely for the next day's lunch.

For this fresh version of a Mexican restaurant favorite, flank steak is marinated in a mixture of citrus and spice, and then grilled up along with peppers and onions. Pack the steak, peppers and onions together and bring along your favorite toppings and tortillas separately.

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