Modern professionals don’t have the luxury of time when it comes to lunches during the work-week. More than ever, employees find themselves eating over their keyboard and taking a “working lunch.” What if we told you we could bring back some happiness to your lunch hour? Job Store Staffing is mixing it up with some fun and fast recipes that will be easy to bring into the office.
1. Miso Sweet Potato and Broccoli Bowl
This simple Asian recipe doesn’t require crazy ingredients, it just creates a delicious veggie-based dish. It looks as good as it tastes, and you can swap the vegetables out for other seasonal picks for variation. The recipe calls for rice, sweet potatoes, broccoli, oil and sesame seeds. You’ll also need miso, tahini, garlic, ginger, honey, oils and vinegar. This miso bowl is a great way to try new flavors without an overwhelming shopping list.
2. BLTA Wrap
A twist on an old classic is the perfect way to make meal-prepped lunches pack a punch. If you’re tired of eating the same sandwich each day, this recipe will make you feel like a Top Chef. This wrap will help you stay full throughout the day, and using a whole-wheat wrap instead of thick white bread will save some calories. Adding avocado brings a healthy fat to classic BLT flavors, but keeps things fresh. This recipe is so simple, even a beginner will feel like a real cook. All you’ll need is the BLTA ingredients, plus mayo, wheat wraps and the dressing of your choice.
3. Mini Pot Pies
These mini pot pies are genius because of their simplicity and deliciousness. This easy recipe will provide you with food for the whole week in under an hour. The best part is, the main component is already cooked, so it’s hard to get this one wrong. You’ll need some puff pastry, a rotisserie chicken, an egg, flour, white wine, spices and veggies, butter, stock and spinach. Although you’ll need a trip to the store, you’ll end up four with mini pot pies to last you most of the week. That is, if you can stop yourself from eating more than one!
4. 20-Minute Kale and Quinoa Bowl
What’s better than a quick meal that gets you out the door? Say hello to a 20-minute dish that will keep you full until quitting time. This kale and quinoa bowl is not only healthy and hearty, it’s a great vegetarian option. Although it sounds like a fancy, ambitious dish; this is a quick recipe that won’t have you struggling in the supermarket aisles. You’ll need quinoa, kale, lemon, scallions, oil, nuts (pine or almonds) and cheese (goat or feta). That’s it! With a straightforward recipe and a fast cook time, this bowl is sure to become a staple in your meal prep routine.
5. Turkey Caesar Sandwich
Making your own caesar dressing is deceivingly simple, but will make you feel like a regular Martha Stewart. It’s so easy to make this quick spread, and the fresh flavor will have your taste buds begging for more. All you need to bring this old standard to a new level is grated parmesan, lemon juice, light mayo, worcestershire, romaine, thinly sliced smoked turkey and whole-grain bread. This recipe is just what you need if you’re looking for something more interesting and filling than a PB&J.
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