I always cook a big batch of dinner, so it provides me with lunch for the next day – leftovers are the best, am I right? It’s a good idea to fill up on carbohydrates after a long day and your are probably very mentally tired if you’re anything like me!
All these ideas as so easy to cook, even if you’re a student or just a busy person. Most of them require under half an hour and they are so much better for you that getting a takeaway!
Brown rice or sweet potato with stir fry
Stir fry doesn’t have to be unhealthy if you know what you’re putting in it!
I always use various vegetables, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper and love the fragrant taste of coconut oil!
Here’s a fried rice idea that’s super fresh and doesn’t leave you heavy or bloated.
Pasta with tomato basil sauce
It’s super easy to make your own pasta sauce so I really don’t even see the need to buy it!
All you need is passata, and onion, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, oregano and olive oil. From there, you can really add anything, I love adding kale or spinach to bulk it up! I also use wholewheat pasta as its got more fibre. Here’s a recipe for one of my favourite sauces – pasta alla norma.
Simple stew with wholewheat couscous
This is a 15 minute dinner that you can put in anything you want! I’ve got 3 super easy recipes: 15 minute vegan stew, with aubergines and mushrooms, and a chickpea stew (which has a bit more bulk to it thanks to the beans), and even a mixture of both! These all taste great cold, especially the chickpea stew. You can easily bring it with some homemade crusty baguette slices and smush it on with some feta.
This may be a weekend project, but you can make lots and freeze them so they will be ready for dinner in a matter of 15 minutes! Perfect with a simple side salad.
Chicken with Couscous
Another meaty idea is to make some roasted chicken with some chargrilled or roasted vegetables. It’s super easy as all you need to do is put it in the oven. It’s actually so much easier than it seems! It also last a long time, so you can freeze some to use another day and have it the next day for lunch with some couscous, or in a salad.