It’s easy to fall into a lunchtime rut: Sandwich, apple,
And that’s when we’re being good! On really hectic days, we
go for the burger, fries and soda.
Between the chaos of breakfast and dinner, lunch is our
refuge, our one grab-and-go meal. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring.
Shake up your lunch rut by freezing leftover soup or chili
in individual serving containers, then heating them up and enjoying with your
favorite riceworks flavors. A good thermos can keep soups hot for up to seven
hours, so you can enjoy a hot lunch wherever you go.
Another way to add zip to your midday meal is to make finger
food, like nachos. Simply pack individual toppings in a container and bring
along a snack bag of riceworks crisps. Add crisps to a plate, top with low-fat
cheese or jalapenos, then microwave for a few seconds in the break room.
An additional lunch possibility is a preview of that night’s
dinner. Baked chicken nuggets are so simple; you can make a personal portion
for lunch and save the rest of the dish for later.
Here are a few recipes to inspire you. Feel free to swap
flavors and ingredients. Mixing it up is what busts that lunch rut for good!
Easiest Black Bean
Pour one can of drained and rinsed black beans in a blender.
Add one cup water and one cup of your favorite salsa. Blend until smooth.
Heat soup and serve plain, or add chunks of ham before
Sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese and crushed Sweet Chili
riceworks (or keep the crisps whole, for dipping). Add one dollop sour cream if
Tex Mex Topping
Place a handful of Sweet Chili riceworks crisps in a pan.
Sprinkle crisps with a tablespoon of salsa and a handful of grated Monterey
Jack cheese, then top with half a pickled jalapeno, sliced, and a quarter cup
of cooked black beans.
Bake at 400 degrees F for five to seven minutes. Sprinkle
with cilantro and serve.
Baked Chicken Nuggets
Crush a large handful of wild riceworks crisps in a plastic
bag. Add chicken breast or thigh meat, cut into nugget-sized chunks, and shake
For an added kick, toss the chicken breast chunks in Dijon
mustard or the canned chipotle sauce before coating with riceworks crumbs.
Cover a metal pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking
spray. Arrange nuggets in the pan and bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 25
minutes, turning once.
Dip in your favorite dressing: We recommend honey mustard or
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