6 Make-ahead lunches that will help you fulfill your resolution of losing weight

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Aspiring to lose some of that extra weight in 2018? One easy way is to start packing your own make-ahead lunches to work – so that you don’t need to limit yourself to the oily, carb-laden options that you typically find at hawker centres and food courts. In this article, we bring you 6 make-ahead lunches which will are amazingly delicious, plus simple to prepare!

#1: Cold Soba Noodles with White Miso Dressing

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Recipe from Mayihavethatrecipe.com.

This Japanese-inspired dish is a definite winner in our books. All you need to do is to assemble the noodles (cook soba noodles, add shredded carrots, edamame, cucumber, cilantro and sesame seeds) and prepare the dressing (throw your ingredients into the blender, and let it do all the work). That’s it – you’re done!

#2: Quinoa Burrito Bowls

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Recipe from Abeautifulmess.com.

Can’t get enough of everyone’s favourite superfood, quinoa? It’s easy enough to put together a quinoa burrito bowl with black beans, corn, pepper, quinoa, and various condiments. This hearty yet healthy lunch is great for a midday energy boost!

#3: Salmon and Kale Caesar Wraps

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Recipe from Thekitchn.com.

Because kale is a pretty robust vegetable, you can prepare the filling of the wrap up to two days in advance and refrigerate it – there’s no need to worry about the kale wilting. To avoid your wrap getting soggy, though, it’s best to pack your tortilla bread and fillings separately, and only put together the final product during lunchtime.

#4: DIY Instant Noodle Cups

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Recipe from Thekitchn.com.

Cup noodles are pretty damn addictive, but they’re not great for you. That doesn’t mean you have to abstain from them completely, though – just swap your regular store-bought cup noodles for these healthier DIY cup noodles that you can put together in a pinch!

#5: Muffin-Pan Spinach Lasagne

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Recipe from Thekitchn.com.

These delectable lasagne bites might look fancy, but they’re actually amazingly easy to whip up. A word to the wise: make sure you make a couple more for your colleagues – you can bet they’ll be eyeing your lunch, and wanting to try some!

#6: Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowls

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Recipe from Lifemadesweeter.com

You can find Buddha Bowls in plenty of hipster cafes and restaurants, but why pay upwards of $20 for these when you can make them at home for a fraction of the cost? What we love about these is that they’re easily customizable, and can be switched up to utilize whatever leftover ingredients you have in your fridge.

When bringing your make-ahead lunches to work, make sure you use food-grade containers such as these Stainless Steel Bento Snack Boxes. To err on the side of caution, we recommend steering clear of plastic containers (which may contain harmful chemicals such as Bisphenol A (BPA), and sticking with stainless steel. Time to start eating clean, and losing that extra weight!

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