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10 of the best lunches to get at Trader Joe's for under $7

Trader Joe's offers many ready-to-eat and easy-to-prepare lunch options in both its refrigerator and freezer sections. For a warm lunch, try heating up Trader Joe's kettle-cooked chicken soup or its Japanese-style fried rice.  For something that's easy to take on the go, try the brand's chicken pesto sandwich or Italian-style wrap.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Grocery chain Trader Joe's offers a wide variety of premade options that are perfect for lunch and can be enjoyed right out of the package or after a brief session in the microwave. 

Here are some of the best lunch items to get at Trader Joe's for under $7.

Note that the availability and prices of these products may vary from location to location.

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Trader Joe’s kettle-cooked chicken soup is perfect for a hearty and warm meal.

Found in the refrigerator section, this soup is loaded with chunks of chicken, carrots, and celery.

Perfect for sharing or enjoying for multiple meals, the 24-ounce container will give you three servings for just $4.69.

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This Italian-style wrap is ready to eat.

If you're looking for a grab-and-go option that's loaded with protein, try Trader Joe's Italian-style wrap, which you can find in the refrigerator section. 

It contains smoked ham, salami, Provolone cheese, and a creamy Dijon mustard spread inside of a wheat tortilla. It retails for just $3.99.

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Heat up this Greek-style chicken if you're looking for a lunch you can share.

Another microwaveable item, this Greek-inspired meal features orzo, spinach, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and sun-dried tomatoes topped with sliced chicken that has been seasoned with garlic and oregano and finished with lemon and olive oil.

It's perfect for sharing, too — a package contains three servings and costs $6.79.

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Trader Joe's kale and edamame bistro salad has a creamy lemon and herb dressing.

One of the many prepackaged salad options at the supermarket, this particular combo features dried cranberries, grape tomatoes, almonds, and scallions, all tied together with a tasty dressing. The single-serving salad retails for $3.99.

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This chicken-pesto sandwich is perfect for an office lunch.

For $4.99, try this sandwich made with multigrain Rustico bread, sliced chicken breast, caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese, roasted tomatoes, and arugula.

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TJ’s Japanese-style fried rice is a vegetarian-friendly lunch option you can share.

Moving onto the freezer section of the store, this vegetarian-friendly fried rice can be microwaved or reheated over the stove if you've got extra time. The 16-ounce bag of rice contains 3 1/2 servings and is loaded with tofu and protein-rich edamame.

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Trader Joe’s vegetable biryani is a complete microwavable meal.

If you're in the mood for ready-made Indian-inspired food, TJ's has you covered with its lineup of pre-packaged dishes like butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, and palak paneer.

At $2.69 per tray, the vegetable biryani meal has vegetable dumplings and is ready to eat in less than five minutes when heated in the microwave. 

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You can heat up this bibimbap bowl in just a few minutes.

Also found in the frozen-food section, this Korean-style rice dish retails for $3.49 and is topped with beef, vegetables, and a spicy chili sauce. The bowl can simply be reheated in the microwave as the sauce packet thaws in warm water. 

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TJ’s southwest chicken quesadillas can be microwaved, crisped up over the stove, or baked in an oven.

For $3.99, you'll get a box of two quesadillas that contain chicken and seasoned vegetables.

They can be quickly heated up in the microwave, but if you're looking for a crispy tortilla, you may want to finish heating them in a skillet. 

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Trader Joe’s pepperoni-pizza mac and cheese bowl combines two tasty dishes.

Whether you're looking for an easy lunch or a late-night snack, this microwaveable meal is a solid option to keep in your freezer.

The dish is ready-to-eat after just five minutes in the microwave. This 12-ounce box of two servings costs $2.99.

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