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Lunch For a Week: My Easy Guide and Tips to Tasty and Time Saving Meal Prep

By on June 16, 2017 in Diet, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

Stuck in a rut with your work lunches? Maybe the same old ham and cheese everyday is getting stale, or your pocket book is getting stretched by eating out too much (not to mention your waistline). Not to worry, with just a little bit of planning (and I mean little!) and what’s probably already in your pantry, you can make a week’s worth of healthy, cheap, and easy lunches.

First let’s start with what you (should) already have: mustard, honey or maple syrup, olive oil, salt and pepper, pasta, peanut butter, hot sauce such as sriracha, balsamic vinegar

Know what you’ll need: 4-5 chicken breasts, a cucumber, pint of cherry tomatoes, two bell peppers, your favourite herbs (I used basil, but cilantro and parsley would work just as well), a nice loaf of bread, or a baguette, hummus

On Sunday night, simple poach the chicken, leave it to cool and shred either by hand or with two forks. Now you have the base for all your meals this week. the night before, or the morning of if that’s your thing, you can choose what kind of sandwich or salad to make, from this list and voila! Rut over!

  • Bahn mi: spread bread with peanut butter and hot sauce, layer on chicken, cucumber, basil and strips of bell pepper
  • almost a shawarma sandwich: spread hummus on bread, layer with chicken (toss it with balsamic first for a nice hit of acid), cucumber, tomatoes, and basil
  • Honey mustard salad: mix chicken with salt, pepper, mustard, and honey (about a tablespoon or each). Layer in your favourite Tupperware with diced veggies from the list.
  • Sweet and spicy sandwich: mix honey and hot sauce (about a table of honey, hot sauce to taste) and toss with chicken, layer on bread with cucumber and sliced bell peppers
  • Italian salad: toss chicken with salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic, add diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil.

And there you go, a world of flavours for about 10 minutes of work a day. Keep in mind that you can make the salads sandwiches and vice versa if you have dietary needs or preferences. Include easy healthy snacks like nuts, apples or other fruits, and yogurt to keep you full all day. Happy lunching!

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