5 Quick & Easy Make Ahead Lunches for the Library
Everyone has seen the hype about meal prep and turns out it can actually work! But…before you get going, don’t make the easy error of picking the hardest, most complex recipe otherwise you’ll be put off for life! Here is a list of tried and tested delicious, easy and quick meal that you can take to the library, on ward round or just eat at home whilst revising. These recipes sure do make a great lunch!
Shredded Chicken, Green Bean and Barley Salad.
This salad is super speedy to make, you just have to cook a few veggies and shred some chicken. The pearl barley adds some substance so it keeps you full throughout the entire day, which means hopefully no snack cravings (a bonus for everybody) and the dressing adds a world of flavour! Better stock your cupboards because after you’ve tried this your paprika addiction will be running thick and fast. Find the recipe here!
Chicken Satay Salad
The dressing has the potential to take a good salad to an amazing one, and this is definitely one of those cases. On top of that, the tender chicken thighs add texture to the delicious taste. This will be one of those lunches that you just can’t wait to eat, and once you have, you won’t be able to wait to make it again! Here is the recipe on Mob Kitchen.
Spicy Cajun Chicken Quinoa
Quinoa is a very trendy health food, remember you can always replace it with a different grain if something else tickles your fancy. The cajun chicken flavouring is an easy way to add some spice to your salad. This salad takes only as long as it takes to bake the chicken to prepare so is one of those you can quickly whip up on a Sunday night when you’re trying to get ready for the upcoming week. Take a look at the recipe on BBC good food.
Roasted Vegetable Freekeh With Harissa
Freekeh is a new grain on the scene, with ready cooked packets available in most supermarkets. If you’ve never tried it this is the perfect recipe for you, the harissa makes this lunch almost impossible not to eat straight away. You could add some spinach or greens to fill it out a bit or just leave it to the roasted veg to fill you up!
Here is where to get hold of the recipe!
Chopped Tarragon, Bacon & Chicken Salad
This one is obviously not for the non-meat eaters out there but for the people who enjoy meat this is definitely the lunch for you! The crispy bacon teamed with the chicken and avocado is a mix and flavours that is right up (almost) everyone’s street. Adding the grains to the recipe will hopefully keep you full for longer and the peas add an aftertaste of sweetness to satisfy your sugar cravings! Take a look at the recipe here
We hope you enjoy these recipes, let us know what you think!
Written by Annie Evans, check out her instagram at @munching_n_moving for more recipes.
Want some snack ideas check out our earlier post – 5 Homemade Guilt Free Snacks that Taste Guilty.