SIMPLE MEAL PREP: WORK LUNCH SAMPLE – FILIPINO FOOD

Starting the year with a bang and a lot more relaxed! January is a chance to start things all over again including your household’s lunch. Save more time, energy and money with this weekly meal prep ideas.

This week’s menu includes:

  • Boiled Eggs
  • Vegan Chicken Nuggets
  • Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
  • Buttered Mixed Veggies
  • Oranges
  • Rice

Cooking Notes:

1. Boiled Egg – Put the eggs in a pot with water. Boil for 7 minutes.

2. Vegan Chicken Nuggets – I bought it from the grocery store. It’s meat-free, a new product from San Miguel Corporation. It’s already fully cooked but I wanted it fried.

3. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – I bought the bacon (the brand is Virginia) from the grocery.

To cook: Cut the asparagus into half, wrap the bacon around and fry.

4. Buttered Mixed Veggies- The mixed veggies was also store brought.

To cook: Melt the butter in a pan, add the mixed veggies, sauté until cooked and add salt and pepper.

Important reminders:

  • Cook everything thoroughly.
  • Once cooked, transfer to an airtight container.
  • Let it cool totally.
  • Cover and refrigerate.
  • Microwave before consumption (except for the oranges and eggs).
The finished product.

Ingredients:

  • Eggs and water.
  • Mixed veggies, butter, salt and pepper.
  • Bacon, asparagus and cooking oil.
  • Chicken nuggets and cooking oil.

Note: The volume will depend on the number of people on your household.

What you will need:

  • Induction cooker or stove
  • Pots and pans
  • Spatula
  • Tong
  • Airtight containers*
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

Note: The quantity will depend on the number of people on your household.

Upon consumption, reheat cooked meals and arrange carefully in your lunchbox. First, place the big ones such as rice and meat. Then, the vegetables and fruits. On the remaining space, you may place tiny vegetables or fruits such as extra tomatoes or berries.

You may also opt to separate the fruits or nuts and place it on another container.

Remember to always keep the dry ones dry. Use separator or silicone cups if you don’t want the flavors to get mixed.

Every household is different and has a diet of preference. Please, feel free to use substitute foods to cater your household’s needs. As well as your most convenient time to cook.

In our case, we only do meal prep for our work lunch as it is the most difficult for us. We do not have enough time do the marketing and cook therein after on a daily basis. However, we are conscious of our diet and we want to eat nutritious foods at the same time. We do not want to get exhausted before and after work so our only option is to cook during weekends. My husband and I were glad to have tried meal prep!

Related article: 10 Steps To Accomplish The Perfect Meal Prep

Meal prep is not entirely popular and widely adopted here in Philippines. Even our local cuisines are not meal prep-friendly. It’s a challenge at first but research is the key! Sadly, many did not know yet that meal prep is a life saver. Hope this meal prep has helped you. Keep posted for more weekly ideas.

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