It’s MCO season again and you have barely enough time to cook one meal before realising you need to prep for the next? Not with these easy lunch recipes.
If you find yourself struggling for lunch preps or downright bored of the same take-outs, we are here to help. Skip the time-consuming kitchen duties and not your meals by treating yourself to these quick, nutritious and tasty home-cooked lunch ideas. You can make these non-boring dishes in 10 minutes without crowding up the meal prep.
10-minute Thai Style Chicken, Eggs and Greens
For this easy chicken recipe, you need three main ingredients — eggs, greens and chicken — and lunch will be ready in less than 10 minutes and will serve two.
Mediterranean Three Bean Salad
Even amateur cooks can churn out this fresh and easy three bean salad with a Mediterranean twist. The flavour of fresh herbs and zesty garlic Dijon vinaigrette dressing will add a tangy twist to your lunch plus clean eating done right.
Zoodles with Avocado Pesto
With the super creamy avocado pesto, crispy pine nuts and zucchini noodles or zoodles instead of spaghetti, this recipe will be big on taste as well as healthy. If you haven’t tried zucchini noodles before, don’t miss out and try this dish.
Quick Raw Kale Salad
This is another healthy and nutritious lunch option and easy to put together. Making the salad dressing is the most work that you will have to do and your basic tossed salad is ready.
Crispy Panzanella Salad – Tuscan Bread & Tomato Salad Recipe
This Italian bread and tomato salad will have your heart and it’s easy to prepare. The Tuscany salad has everything you want – pleasing texture, gorgeous colours, crunch and refreshing Italian flavours. You will need two to three days old bread for this one.
Salmon with a lemon butter sauce
This melt-in-your-mouth recipe makes for a satisfying and hearty lunch. The recipe is big on flavours and keto-approved as well.
Tofu & Veggie Stir Fry Recipe
This stir-fry is perfect when you have other things on your priority list and still want a home-cooked meal cooked quickly. Dice some vegetables, pull this recipe out and you have a proper lunch ready in no time.
Cream Cheese Pasta
If you are looking for wholesome comfort food but don’t have a lot of time on hand, go for this recipe that requires about ten minutes of cook time and five basic ingredients, including parmesan and cream cheese.
Black Bean Quesadillas
Make these delicious quesadillas for your Mexican food craving. It’s easy and less time-consuming. You can have these with the toppings like sour cream, salsa or guacamole.
Vegetable Fried Rice
This is a great make-ahead lunch dish that can be eaten over dinner as well. Leftover rice works best. Toss whatever vegetables you have in the pantry and you can’t go wrong with this recipe.
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This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.