If you can spend an hour scrolling through Facebook, and another hour(s) on Game of Thrones, what is 10 minutes? No excuses for these really easy to prepare meals you can take to work. The best part about it is that I got to save over $100 in the span of a month by making these meal plans! It’s like exchanging clothes money for 10-20 minutes of Facebook time. Try making one of these lunches for tomorrow.
Sesame Wine Chicken (Monday and Tuesday)
Picture credits: http://www.noobcook.com/taiwanese-sesame-wine-chicken/
I’ll make this for Sunday’s dinner, and store two portions worth of it for two days. For Monday’s lunch, I’ll combine it with leftover rice from Sunday and boil carrots and potatoes for Tuesday (because I get sick of eating the same thing twice in a row).
Ingredients: Half a chicken, rice wine, ginger, sesame oil, wolfberries, soy sauce
Directions: Stir fry ginger first, then stir fry the chicken. Add water and everything else. Recipe here
Wholemeal Wraps with Ham & Garden Veggies (Wednesday)
Wraps are really the best invention ever! I use this for my lazy days and if I get tired of wraps I’ll just replace it with wholemeal bread instead.
Ingredients: Wholemeal wrap, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, ham (I like to use turkey ham), hummus spread
Directions: Wrap, roll, wrap.
Pesto Pasta with Greens (Thursday)
Picture credits: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/02/pesto-pasta-potatoes-green-beans-recipe.html
Ingredients: Pasta (wholemeal preferably), pesto, olive oil, garlic, veggie from Wednesday’s wrap.
Directions: Boil pasta. Stir fry garlic in olive oil first, then add everything else. Top up with veggies.
Rainbow Greens in a Mason Jar (Friday)
Picture credits: http://www.theyummylife.com/Quinoa_Salad_In_A_Jar
Ingredients: Whatever veggies you have, e.g. cucumbers, tomato, beans, corn, cranberry monkey and a dressing of your choice
Directions: Stack them up and take a picture for Instagram! Here’s how you do it, and a couple more Mason Jar Salad inspirations.
One Pot Lemon Herb Chicken Rice (Monday)
Picture Credits: http://mummysfastandeasy.com/2015/01/17/honey-lemon-chicken-with-vegetable-brown-rice/
One pot meals are the easiest way to ‘trick’ people into thinking you can cook. You don’t have to struggle with cutting things like onions perfectly. 20 minutes is all you need for this, and 2 minutes to pack it for work on Monday.
Ingredients: 2 boneless chicken breast, 1/2 cup brown rice (uncooked), juice from 1 lemon, frozen vegetables, 1 cup chicken broth, 1 tablespoon butter, Italian herbs
Directions: In a pot, heat butter and add in chicken for 2 minutes each side. Remove chicken and add everything else. Place the chicken in last and let it cook until you’re happy with it (roughly 20 minutes)
Modified from this recipe
Avocado Egg Salad (Tuesday)
Picture credits: http://spoonuniversity.com/recipe/this-avocado-egg-salad-should-be-your-go-to-lunch/
No cooking involved, just 5 minutes, an egg and an avocado.
Ingredients: 1 Avocado, 2 hard boiled eggs, salt and pepper, wholemeal wrap
Directions: Slice avocado and scoop everything into a bowl. Peel, chop eggs and smash em all up with the avocado. Have it with wholemeal bread or a wrap
Simplest Curry Ever (Wednesday and Thursday)
Picture credits: My hand
Maybe you’ve just started this whole healthy eating thing but by now you’re just craving for something unhealthy. Stop right there! Introducing… the healthy red curry paste! I live for these pre-packed pastes with no nasty added preservatives.
Ingredients: 1/2 jar of red curry, 2 chicken breasts, 2 sprigs thai basil leaves (it makes it all fragrant), eggplant, 1 potato, 1 pack trim coconut milk
Directions: Boil 1/2 pack of coconut milk and 250mL of water. Add eggplant and potato till it’s cooked, then add everything else in.
Modified from this recipe
Friday’s lunch: Whatever you feel like having
Because I’m lazy and I miss my hawker food. Omnomnom.
I only love preparing easy meals and these websites have been super useful!
The Meat Man