They say that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, and I couldn’t agree more.
Food has always been my love language, and this week, I shared my love by preparing a different delicious and comforting lunchbox for my husband’s work every day.
From comforting one-pot meals to homemade versions of his favorite takeout dishes, this week’s comforting lunchbox was filled with flavors and love.
Preparing lunchbox can often feel like a mundane task, but it doesn’t have to be! Each day, I set out to make a delicious and nutritious comforting lunchbox that not only satisfied my husband’s taste buds but also fueled his body for the rest of the day.
Here is the YouTube video of me packing my husband’s weekly easy and comforting lunchbox so we can pack together!
I dont know about you, but I love cooking while watching other people cook. Let me know if you enjoy these types of longer-form videos to go alongside the blog post, and I can definitely make this a monthly series where we pack my husband’s weekly lunchbox together!
IN THIS BLOG POST, I WILL BE GOING OVER MY HUSBAND’S WEEKLY EASY AND COMFORTING LUNCHBOX AND SHARING DETAILED RECIPES.
MONDAY: Scallion Ginger Chicken and Rice
The chicken was flavourful and juicy, and the rice soaked up all the delicious chicken oil and seasoning. Seriously, Scallion Ginger Chicken and Rice is the definition of the perfect bite! All you need is a few simple seasonings that you likely already have at home to make Scallion Ginger Chicken and Rice.
- 4 pieces of chicken thigh, skin on boneless
- 0.5 tablespoon paprika
- 0.25 tablespoon cumin
- 0.25 tablespoon turmeric
- 0.5 tablespoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to season
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1.5 tablespoon ginger, grated
- 3 cloves garlic, grated
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2-3 tablespoon oil
TUESDAY: Black Pepper Beef Noodle Stir-fry
Dinner ready in 30 minutes, Black Pepper Beef Noodle Stir-fry.
Black Pepper Beef Noodle Stir-fry is super easy to make at home and is delicious and filling. You can use ANY noodles of your choice, and I am using spaghetti today!
Customize your black pepper noodle stir-fry with your own choice of vegetables!
An easy, delicious dinner that you will be craving every day! You will need soy sauce, ketchup, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and a lot of black pepper for the delicious restaurant-quality Beef and Broccoli Fried Rice Glaze.
- 4 servings noodles
- 3 peppers, sliced (red, yellow, orange)
- ½ red onion, sliced
- 1.5 lb Beef, cut into thin slices
- 1.5 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
- 1.5 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp of Baking Soda
- 3 tbsp of Cornstarch
- 2 tbsp of Oil
- 2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
- 1.5 tbsp of Minced Garlic
- 0.5-1 tbsp of Black Pepper
- 2 tbsp of Ketchup
- 1.5 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
WEDNESDAY: SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN AND EGG FRIED RICE
Juicy, tender chicken coated in a tangy and savory sauce, Sweet and Sour Chicken hits the spot every single time. Sweet and Sour Chicken pairs well with everything; you can serve it with my Classic Egg Fried Rice, Taiwanese Chow Mein, or my better-than-takeout 20-minute Chow Mein noodles.
I promise that homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken will taste better than any takeout! For starters, the chicken is crispy and juicy at the same time. To make crispy yet light Sweet and Sour Chicken, I use my secret ingredients, rice flour and soda water.
Rice flour is gluten-free and lighter compared to traditional flour. At the same time, the soda water provides air into the batter, which gives it a light, fluffy texture instead. Let the chicken sit in the batter for 20 minutes, which will help the batter stick better.
- 6 pieces of boneless chicken thigh (cut into bite-sized pieces)
- ⅓ cup of Rice Flour
- ¼ cup of Corn Starch
- 2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp of Minced Garlic
- Salt and Pepper to season
- ⅓ cup of Soda Water
- 1 Egg
- 3 Pepper of your choice
- 2 tbsp of minced garlic
Sweet and Sour Sauce
- 3 Tbsp of Ketchup
- 2.5 Tbsp of Rice Vinegar
- 1.5 Tbsp of Plum Sauce
- 2 tbsp of Soy sauce
- 2 tbsp of Oyster Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Sugar (optional)
The long-awaited EGG FRIED RICE is finally here!
Egg fried rice is a simple recipe that you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the perfect side dish or main entree for every meal.
What I love the most about fried rice is the ability to tailor it with anything you have in the fridge. Better than takeout Egg Fried Rice is super easy to make at home and extremely delicious.
- 4-5 cups of Cold Cooked Rice
- 6 chopped Green Onion (separate whites and greens)
- 5 Whole Eggs
- 1 tsp of Sugar
- 2 tsp of White Pepper
- 5 tbsp of Oil
- 2.5 tbsp of Vegetarian Oyster Sauce
- 1.5 tbsp of Soy Sauce
- 2 cups of Frozen Vegetable
THURSDAY: Spicy Thai Basil Fried Rice
Get ready to excite your taste buds with the explosive flavors of Spicy Thai Basil Fried Rice. Inspired by one of my favorite Thai dishes – Pad Gra Pao, this delightful Spicy Thai Basil Fried Rice is a perfect blend of spicy and savory.
Spicy Thai Basil Fried Rice is bursting with fiery flavors and aromatic Thai basil, and the best part is it can be whipped up in 20 MINUTES! So, grab your wok, and let’s get cooking!
- 3 cups cold cooked rice
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 fresh Thai red Chili, finely chopped (adjust according to your spice preference)
- 1 cup fresh Thai basil leaves
- 450g of Ground Pork / Ground Chicken
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 2 teaspoon sugar
This week’s easy lunchbox was not only fun but also a reminder that preparing meals can be an enjoyable creative outlet.
Each day brought a new flavor profile and kept us excited about lunchtime. By mixing it up and trying different cuisines and ingredients, we not only satisfied our palate but also ensured we were getting a well-balanced and nutritious midday meal.
I hope these easy lunchbox ideas inspire you to get creative in the kitchen and make your lunchtime a delicious and enjoyable experience. Remember, a little effort can go a long way in transforming your everyday meals into something special. Happy lunching!