Looking for some dishes to fill the imperfections in your lunch box with exciting surprise pack? Well in order to end the searching in with the best results you would have to choose either of the two paths which includes an easier way to prepare healthy lunch or the time-consuming dishes. Well, of course you will be looking for an ideal time-saving recipe list for your kitchen. So here are the 5 easy-prep lunch box recipes which are going to be liked by your children and other family members too.
- Cold Pasta Salad:
To cook tastier food with fewer ingredients you must follow this tricky food which remains good for 3 to 4 days when kept in the refrigerator.
1) 250g pasta shapes
2) 140g frozen peas
3) pack parsley, chopped
4) small pack chives, snipped
5) zest and juice 1 lemon
6) 2 tbsp olive oil
Cook the pasta, and add peas 2 mins. before switching off the flame. Drain and rinse with cold water and drain again.
In a bowl mix all the remaining ingredients along with the pasta. Cover and chill the dish. You can use the dish as a regular salad or in a lunch box.
- Banana bread pudding
Banana and bread could be a perfect combo for you child’s lunch box and to prepare this you need just a few ingredients and your precious 10 mins.
1) 4 thick slices white bread
2) 50g butter softened
3) 1 large banana, peeled and sliced
4) 2 eggs
5) 85g soft, light brown sugar, plus 1 tbsp extra
6) large pinch cinnamon
7) 450ml milk
8) 1 tbsp cornflour
First you have to toast your bread and spread butter on it. Now slice the bread into 6 equal pieces. Put some banana slices over it and bake it in the microwave.
Now mix the egg, sugar, milk and cinnamon in a jar and separately prepare a mixture of cornflour and milk. Mix them together and pour on the microwaved banana bread. Sprinkle the extra sugar and cook it again in the microwave for 8-10 mins.
- Tofu-Noodle salad
The chewy tofu and cooked noodles in a salad can make anyone happy, right? So substitute your regular veggie salad with this perfect fusion.
1) 3 tbsp low-salt soy sauce
2) 2 tsp clear honey
3) 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated
4) 200g (7oz) dried soba noodles
5) 125g (4oz) Tenderstem broccoli
6) 200g (7oz) firm smoked tofu, drained
7) 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
8) sesame oil (optional)
First of all you have to make a stock of soy sauce, honey and ginger and keep it aside. Cook the noodles, drain and rinse with cold water. Cook the broccoli in a boiling salted water, drain nad rinse with cold water.
Transfer the noodles and broccoli in a serving dish along with the dressing. Mix it well.
Slice the tofu into 1cm (1/2 in) strips and then brush with the oil. Saute in a pan for 2-3 min. And garnish the noodle salad with the tofu cubes and some sesame oil.
- Potato frittata
Perhaps the well-known lunch recipe that you would really like to add to your cookbook. And all that you need to prepare this dish is; olive oil, potatoes (peeled and diced), red chillis, chopped (remove the seeds if you want to turn down the heat), garlic cloves (finely chopped), eggs (beaten), cream, paprika, salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste), cheddar cheese (grated).
heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the potato cubes till it turns golden, add chili and garlic and saute for another minute.
Beat the eggs, cream, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cheese together and pour over the potato. Cook the content for 5-10 min. In a low flame.
Now set this pan on a preheated grill and let the potatoes turn crispy golden brown and the eggs set. Cut into slices and serve.
- Asian Chicken balls
These yummy chicken balls will fill your lunch with a happiness bite. This could be the time saving and easy serving for lunch.
1) chicken mince
2) medium onion, finely chopped
3) Freshly grated ginger
4) cloves garlic, crushed
5) grated baby marrows (about 4 large marrows)
6) fish sauce
7) finely chopped fresh mint leaves
8) finely chopped fresh coriander
9) Milled pepper
10) olive oil or sesame oil
mix all the ingredients except oil in a bowl and make small sized balls.
Heat the oil in a pan and deep-fry the balls for 8-10 mins. And drain on a paper towel.