Repurposing Dream Dinners into Dream Lunches

Are you struggling with ideas about what to pack for lunch?

Well, hopefully, you’ve got leftovers because our delicious dinners also make great lunches! Our guests love to order bigger sizes of their favorite dinners so they can turn them into lunch the next day. This strategy can help you save money at the grocery store, plus your day will run more smoothly if lunch is ready to go for you and the kids. Are your kiddos headed to summer camp? If there is a refrigerator for their lunches, then Dream Dinners leftovers might be a great option! Our June menu is full of dishes that work great for lunch, so we’ve created this menu to help you get the most out of your meals. If you haven’t placed your June order, click here.

Texas Roadhouse Burgers with Salt and Pepper Fries

Texas Roadhouse BurgersWe love our sweet and tangy burgers with a touch of bacon, topped off with two kinds of cheese, BBQ sauce, and fried onions. These delicious burgers are great for lunch or dinner. If you love them as much as we do, or if you had leftovers from dinner last night, try repurposing them into Texas Roadhouse Grilled Cheeses! Slap the patties between two pieces of toasted bread, add some more cheese, and voila… You’ve got yourself a decked-out grilled cheese sandwich for lunch!

Campfire Grilled Pork Chops

Campfire Grilled Pork ChopsThese delicious, tender, juicy pork chops can be repurposed into a tasty Campfire Grilled Pork Chop Sandwich. Grab some buns, layer our smoky garlic-rubbed pork chops on top, and then add your favorite condiments! This makes a fantastic to-go sandwich, so you can pack it for work or in the kids’ lunch boxes for summer day camp.

Summer Mexican Chicken Power Bowl

Do you have leftovers from our power bowl from dinner last night? Lucky you, because you can munch on Summer Mexican Chicken Tacos for lunch! Our power bowl consists of brown rice and quinoa topped with grilled chicken, corn, and black bean salad and is finished with a drizzle of cilantro ranch dressing. Throw this mixture into hard- or soft-shell tacos, and you’ve got yourself a tasty lunch.

American Sports Grill Steaks

american_sports_grille_steaksIf you’re craving a steak sandwich for lunch, then it’s time to take our American Sports Grill Steaks out of the freezer. These juicy steaks are marinated in a classic savory herbed sauce and taste great between a buttery baguette. Add a melty cheese of your choice (we recommend Havarti), top it with some onions or peppers if you please, and enjoy an American Sports Grill Steak Sandwich.

Chateau Chicken with Almond Butter Sauce

Chateau ChickenIf you have leftovers from this delicious and elegant chicken dinner, try repurposing it into a Chateau Chicken Salad for lunch the next day. Cut up the chicken breasts over a bed of leafy greens, add some sliced almonds and feta cheese, and drizzle with your favorite salad dressing. This meal is perfect for packing to-go for the entire family, and there is no need to heat up the chicken, so it’s effortless to serve.

Maple Bourbon BBQ Chicken with Bacon

Maple Bourbon BBQ Chicken with BaconWe find it hard to believe that you could have leftovers of this dinner, but if you do, consider yourself lucky! We love the idea of repurposing this meal into sloppy-joe-style sandwiches. Dice up the chicken, add the bacon, and maybe a touch more BBQ sauce, and serve on mini brioche-style buns. Don’t feel like dicing up the chicken? Try turning this dish into a Maple Bourbon BBQ Chicken Sandwich. Just heat up the chicken, add some more sauce, and place between your bread of choice.

Coconut Shrimp with Tropical Chili Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Tropical Chili SauceHave leftover Coconut Shrimp from dinner last night? Sounds like you’ve got Coconut Shrimp Po’Boys for lunch! Grab some hoagie rolls and layer lettuce, tomato, and the leftover shrimp onto toasted buns.

Backyard BBQ Chicken

Backyard BBQ ChickenIf you grilled our BBQ chicken for dinner and find yourself with leftovers, try making a Backyard BBQ Chicken Salad for lunch! Slice up our tender chicken breasts slathered in BBQ sauce and place them over chopped iceberg lettuce. Add some croutons, corn, tomato, and any other salad mix-ins you desire! Top with ranch, and you’ve got yourself a delicious BBQ chicken salad for lunch.

Southwest Pork Carnitas Wrap

Southwest Pork Carnita WrapsIf you find yourself with some leftovers of our southwestern pork, repurpose this delicious wrap into Southwest Pork Carnitas Tacos. Place the pork into hard-shell tacos with the rice and cheddar cheese, and throw on some extra toppings like guacamole and salsa to spice up last night’s dinner.

Cod with New England Chowder Sauce

Cod with New England Chowder SauceThese flaky baked cod filets taste great for lunch as a Cod Sandwich. The New England Chowder Sauce will turn this into the best cod sandwich you’ve ever had before!


Feeling hungry and ready to place an order? Find a Dream Dinners location near you and place an order from our June menu today! Remember to order extra servings of your favorites so that you can repurpose your delicious dinners into tasty lunches the next day.