We get it: you don’t always have time to prepare a three-course banquet for lunch. Who does?
But being pressed for time doesn’t have to mean having the same old ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch every day. How would you like to enjoy a lunch worth looking forward to without the time and hassle?
Whether you’re filling the kids’ lunchboxes or need something quick and simple to eat at the office, these 5 fast and easy recipes will have lunch taken care of in no time!
1. Tuna Pasta Salad
For something that’s healthy and filling, you can’t go past a classic tuna pasta salad. This yummy recipe calls for large spiral pasta, tuna in water, four-bean mix, gherkin, mayonnaise, white vinegar, and parsley.
You can throw it together in no time, and it’s ideal for school lunches or working parents. Leftovers, anyone?
2. Mini Bacon and Pea Frittatas
Sure, this recipe for mini bacon and pea frittatas may be for kids, but these savoury muffins are so good that mum and dad will want them in their lunchbox, too! Grab yourself some bacon rashers, frozen peas, chopped mint, eggs, and feta cheese, and you’ll have everything you need to make these tasty frittatas.
Try baking them in bulk on Sunday afternoon to prepare for a week’s worth of lunches for the whole family.
3. Penne and Meatballs
Who doesn’t love a lunch they can prepare, freeze, and reach for time and time again? This family favourite is a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your family’s diet. All you need for this penne and meatballs recipe is some lean beef mince, zucchini, carrot, brown onion, button mushrooms, parmesan cheese, crushed tomatoes, and penne pasta.
The best part? It tastes great hot or cold, so there’s no stress if you can’t make it to a microwave!
4. Tomato and Salami Pizza
Got a spare 10 minutes? That’s all it takes to recreate this recipe for tomato and salami pizza. You’ll need Lebanese breads, basil pesto, buffalo mozzarella balls, dried chilli flakes, sliced green chilli, hot salami, cherry tomatoes, and pitted green olives for this delicious meal.
Pizza is a sure-fire hit for everyone in the family, and you can’t go wrong with a speedy 10-minute prep and cook time!
5. Satay Pork Roll
You can’t go wrong with satay, and this tasty crowd-pleaser takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook. All you need to recreate this delicious satay pork roll recipe is some pork scotch fillets, bread rolls, satay sauce, carrot, capsicum, snow peas, spring onions, and coriander leaves.
These satay pork rolls are great for work and school environments that give you access to a fridge so you can keep them fresh. Eat cold or heat up in a microwave for a tummy-warmer on cooler days.
Want a quick and easy snack to tide you over through the afternoon? Try our recipe for super simple bliss balls and add a couple to your lunchbox.