As a woman on your grind, you may not have time to prepare full course meals or even cook at all. We all most times than often fall into the temptation of eating out. However, if you do get inspired to cook or you already cook often; Here are some lunch ideas you can pack up for work. The thing about cooking yourself is that you know exactly what goes into the meals so you can control your calories by either swapping for healthier options or by controlling the portions.
2 cups of chopped Yam Cubes 2 handfuls of chopped Vegetables 1 Fillet of Tilapia Fish (Any Fish) 2 Tablespoons of Melted Butter 2 Garlic Cloves 1 Tablespoon of Chopped Parsley 1 teaspoon of Black Pepper 2 Seasoning Cubes 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1/4 of Bulb of Onion Method Butter both sides of your bread and place in a hot pan to brown on both sides. In a bowl, mix your fish with its oils, onions, carrots, cabbage, chilli powder, ketchup, mayonnaise, honey and seasoning cube. Place your fish mix on the bread and top it with sliced tomatoes and split into manageable triangles or whatever shape you prefer
Chicken and Raisin Fried Rice
1 cup of left over rice 1/2 cup of chopped chicken breast 2 tablespoons of raisins A handful of chopped Cabbage 1 handful of chopped Carrots A handful of chopped Spring onions 1 cooking spoon of Sesame Oil 1 tablespoon of butter 1/4 bulb of sliced onions 2 cloves of garlic 1 teaspoon of black pepper 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger 1 tablespoon of soy sauce Seasoning cubes Method In a pan, heat up your butter and sesame oil. Place your garlic and sliced onions in the pan and stir fry for one minute. Season your chicken breast and place in the pan to fry till brown then reduce the heat to allow it cook for another 3- 5 minutes Increase the heat, add in your vegetables, black pepper and ginger. Add your rice bit by bit and stir in to incorporate all the flavours. Pour in the soy sauce and raisins and stir fry the rice and vegetables on high heat for the next 2 minutes. Serve hot.
Instead of going out to dinner, buy good food. Cooking at home shows such affection. In a bad economy, it’s more important to make yourself feel good.
Pan Fried Fish with vegetables and yam cubes
2 cups of chopped Yam Cubes
2 handfuls of chopped Vegetables
1 Fillet of Tilapia Fish (Any Fish)
2 Tablespoons of Melted Butter
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Tablespoon of Chopped Parsley
1 teaspoon of Black Pepper
2 Seasoning Cubes
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/4 of Bulb of Onion
Macaroni and shrimp sauce
2 cups of Macaroni 1 cup of dressed jumbo shrimps 1.5 cups of tomato pepper mix 1/2 bulb of onions Seasoning Cubes 1 teaspoon of curry powder A pinch of thyme 2 cooking spoons of Olive Oil A handful of chopped parlsey 2 cloves of garlic
In a pot with boiling water, bring the macaroni to boil till soft and set aside. In a separate pan, heat up your olive oil and stir fry your chopped onions and garlic. Pour in your tomato pepper mix and season with curry powder, thyme and seasoning cubes and allow to fry for 5 minutes on low to medium heat. Pour in your dressed jumbo shrimps and allow to cook for another 3- 5minutes. Add your chopped parsley and allow to cook for 1 minute. Serve with your macaroni.
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