7 easy lunch recipes to fuel the whole week

A busy week requires better nutrition and smarter meal planning. A time-saving tip is to blanch and freeze vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, and leafy greens like spinach the night before. These veggies are great for dishes like salads and casseroles that make this list. Choose from this diverse collection of seven recipes that will get you through a busy week.

Three Quick Vegan Meal Recipes
Stuffed peppers, wraps and hot chickpea stew for vegans at home. Although some ingredients are canned in these recipes, you can opt for fresh foods. Sadia Badiei is one of the top YouTubers for vegan recipes and almost all of them are foolproof edits. The sandwich recipe in this video uses curry masala which can be replaced with garam masala. Customize each recipe by experimenting with herbs like mint, cilantro, and even curry leaves.

Oil-Free Mangalorean Fish Curry

Shilpa Shetty shares her family recipe for a delicious fish curry cooked in a clay pot. It is best eaten with steamed rice, fluffy appams or hot neer dosas.

Vegetarian rice in pot
There’s nothing more satisfying to cook than a nutritious one-pot meal. This recipe from YouTuber Sanjyot Keer has lots of vegetables, including blanched broccoli which can be made ahead. You can forgo the cornmeal if you want and make a hearty lunch.

Lemon garlic chicken
On the weekend, when you have time on your hands, prepare this succulent Lemon Garlic Chicken. It takes an hour to marinate and the cooking time is less than 30 minutes. The end result is a savory dish that pairs wonderfully with rice or garlic bread.

Chicken with caramel and clementine sauce
The YouTube channel Ottolenghi test kitchen is perfect for fun weekend cooking. Filled with new and fun ideas, it’s a joy for experimental cooks. Blackened or lightly charred chicken with caramel and clementines (can be replaced with oranges) is a light and refreshing preparation. The recipe goes even further for vegetarians and shows how chicken can be replaced with halloumi.

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  • FIRST PUBLICATION

    19.09.2022
    | 10:21 a.m. HST

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