With today’s non-stop lifestyles, it’s become increasingly difficult to make meals when you actually need them. Instead, many people end up eating less than healthy fast foods, or perhaps nothing at all.
However, with a little bit of planning ahead, you can have nutritious and delicious lunches and dinners waiting for you when you get home (or to take to work). Here are seven ideas for foods that you can easily make and then freeze or refrigerate, without much additional prep needed come mealtime…
1. Sliced Chicken Breasts
Chicken is a lean and mean meat, packing a great dose of protein without being too “heavy”. It also responds well to being stored in the fridge or freezer, and can easily be brought to room temperature by microwave (defrost setting) or leaving it out on the counter for a couple of hours – so it may be ready in time for dinner if you leave it out when you get home from work.
Throw it on medium-high heat and get it nice and cooked through, flipping often on the barbecue or stovetop pan. Boneless chicken breasts work well, and usually take 20 minutes or less to be fully cooked. It’s also easy to cut up a boneless breast and fit it nicely into a lunch container with fruit and veggies.