Dear mom who is tired of eating microwaved frozen chicken nuggets off of her kid's plate and calling it lunch, I feel your pain.
I have tried eating them with honey and hot sauce, but it really just doesn't cut it. Without a nourishing and satisfying lunch, I inevitably snack all afternoon on things that add guilt to the cycle of over-indulging my "needs" and under-indulging my needs. For the mom that loves to go out for lunch with a girlfriend, but is in a current season where that is near impossible...this post is for you.
This is a super simple post about how I make Asian cafe quality lunches for myself or a friend (or even for my kids) when I'm craving something other than a sandwich...and when chicken nuggets just won't do.
1) Always keep some frozen potstickers in the freezer. (I like Trader Joe's chicken potstickers, and Ling Lings at Costco.)
Here's how to have quick and perfectly pan-fried potstickers:
2) Keep soup starters on hand for individual bowls of Asian soups:
3) Favorite add ins to soups:
Not every day will call for a little something special or a little extra effort, but you and I both know: sometimes a soothing meal and mid-day break does so much for the soul.
Hope these ideas help!
Because of grace,
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