Maaaaan, I don’t know about you, but lunch is the saddest meal of my day.
Generally, it consists either of whatever’s left over from dinner the night before or an amalgamation of whatever’s in my fridge that’s about to die. One time that resulted in a salad with tuna, string cheese and ranch dressing on top (it was a low point).
But no more, say I! I hereby declare henceforth that lunch shall be tastier, healthier and satisfying-er. And it all starts with thinking, prepping and making ahead. Let’s commence our quest with these Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
So what we’ve got here are some yummy fresh veggies, ground chicken and a few seasonings and sauces like sriracha, sesame oil, soy sauce and garlic. And now I’ve got a rumbly in my tumbly.
This is a one-skillet sitch, which makes it even easier and worth taking a few minutes the day before to make ahead of time. Oh yeah, can you smell the goodness already? Lunch is going to be INSANE!
Now that you’ve cooked the chicken all the way through and the sauce has simmered and thickened, you’ve got two options: Put the filling in the fridge and save it for tomorrow, or commence the eating immediately. Or, do both! This recipe makes a solid stash of spicy chicken filling.
Spoon a bit of the filling into lettuce leaves, like so.
Garnish your glorious lunch with a few green onions and sliced almonds and bada bing, bada boom, you’ve got the most un-sad lunch ya dun ever did see. This is one baby step closer to a lifetime of delicious lunches – take a gander below for a few more!
One Week of Make-Ahead Lunch Recipes
Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) can’t help falling in love with these lettuce wraps. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!