3 five-ingredient lunches with easy meal preps

3 five-ingredient lunches with easy meal preps

by Muhaimin X 20 Jun 2018

Prepping your meals can be a long process, and it certainly takes an appreciable amount of effort to make lunch before work every day or even in batches. Being a young adult, having PB & J sandwiches for lunch just doesn't cut it anymore.


Thankfully, the Internet has all the resources to help us be more experimental and resourceful with our food choices and cooking methods. If you’re looking for some easy-peasy meals that hit the spot sans messy kitchen, check out these three recipes:


1. 5-ingredient chicken tikka masala

For this recipe, you are required to create a homemade masala paste. Prepare your spices and marinate chicken with coconut milk, tomato purée, and yogurt. Top your ingredients with a generous amount of cilantro, and when you're ready to head to work, throw it together with cooked rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice.


2. Sheet-pan shrimp with cherry tomatoes and asparagus

This simple but nutritious lunch recipe doesn't require a lot of ingredients. The beauty of the recipe lies in its simplicity when it comes to throwing everything together. For this dish, by combining fresh shrimp, tart cherry tomatoes, and asparagus drizzled with just a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper, you get an island-getaway treat without having to pack your bags! It's also a great option if you’re following a diet plan since it's low-carb, paleo and coeliac-friendly.


3. 5-ingredient black bean quinoa burgers

You don't have to feature meat to make a good burger. These spicy black bean quinoa burgers pack quite the punch and you can make as many as you want since it’s so easy! They become the flavour-bomb on a bun when you combine them with avocado, tomato, and onion, but you can also choose to mix things up by tossing them into a wrap along with hummus and arugula, or into a summer salad.


These recipes are easy to prepare, require minimal ingredients and can be done within half an hour. See? You don’t need to sweat it out in the kitchen over a hot stove if you don’t want to. Just pick the right meals!