Deadlines coming up? Running low on lunch money? Here are 5 ways to prepare meals the night before ready for your busy day…
5 Minute Yoghurt and Fruit Parfaits
Make this the night before for an easy breakfast for busy mornings.
3 cups of your favourite flavour yogurt
1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup of your choice of blueberries, raspberries or blackberries
1 cup of your favourite granola
Layer 1/3 cup of chosen yoghurt into the bottom of 4 glasses and combine strawberries with the other chosen berries. Layer with more yoghurt and granola. Keep in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning.
Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos
Make these whenever you need a 2 minute meal straight from the freezer.
Your choice of proteins like bacon or sausage
Put your hash browns in the oven for around 20 minutes, while they’re in, cook your chosen meats in a frying pan followed by scrambling eggs in the pan.
Assemble your wrap by layering the meat, hash brown, eggs and cheese and folding into a burrito shape. Cover with cling film and place into the freezer, when it comes to reheating just pop it in the microwave for 2 minutes for a quick and easy breakfast.
Mason Jar Salads
Spice up your lunch time with these creative Mason Jar salads!
A mason jar and lid
Your favourite salad dressing
Your choice of beans, cucumber, onions
Your favourite meat you like in salad like chicken or veggie option of tofu
Leafy greens like kale, spinach, lettuce, rocket
Any nuts or seeds that you like
Add some colour to your food with carrot or herbs or even edible flowers to make your taste buds pop!
Start layering your jar starting with the dressing of your choice.
Next add the ingredients that won’t wilt in the liquid, so cucumber and beans.
Then add your selected meats or veggie options.
The next layer is your leafy greens so add as much kale or lettuce as you want.
Next add your nuts and seeds to add some crunch!
Finally add your colour with your chosen herbs or toppings! Enjoy!
On the Go Taco Packet
Make these no waste taco packets with your leftover taco or fajita mix!
Leftover seasoned meat or veggies
Snack bag of your choice of flavour Doritos or a couple small packets if your making it for friends
Your favourite toppings like lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cheese or salsa
First crush the crisps inside the bag until it’s made into crumbs and open it
Add your leftover meat or veg
Followed by your salad mix or toppings
Then add your dressings or salsa
That’s it for your on the go tacos! Don’t forget a fork and use sellotape to seal the bag shut if needed!
Homemade Energy Bars
Snacks are easy wether it’s shop bought houmous and veggies or cereal bars, but if you want to make your own these energy bars are perfect!
1 cup of rice krispies or your choice of oats
1/2 a cup of peanut butter
1/2 a cup of chocolate chips
1/2 a cup of peanuts or almonds
1/3 a cup of honey
1/3 a cup of raisins (optional)
1 tablespoon of chia seeds (optional)
Stir all the ingredients together in a large bowl until everything it evenly covered.
Next cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours (this makes the mixture easier to shape).
Remove the mix and press down into a grease proof paper lined baking tray to make into bars or roll into 1 inch balls to make it more fun!
You can refrigerate these for up to 2 weeks in a sealed container to keep their shape.