Today I’m sharing my final healthy lunch bowl idea, using a few of my FAVE pre-prepared meal ingredients. The first, is smoked chicken. I love a smoked chicken breast. I never quite understand why I don’t see them used more frequently. SO tasty, super easy (just slice and serve) and usually sold vacuum sealed so they last a long time in the fridge. A smoked chicken breast has often gotten me out of a bare-pantry emergency!
I buy individual smoked chicken breasts at my local IGA – but you can usually find them at delicatessens and good butchers. They do look rather disgusting (kinda shrivelled on the outside) until you rinse and slice them, but don’t be deterred!
The other ace ingredient I’ve used here is pre-cooked baby beets. I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING. You’re thinking, ‘I’m not the type of person who buys pre-cooked vegetables from the supermarket grocery section!’. I know. I’m not either. BUT hear me out! Firstly, beetroots have got to be the most annoyingly messy, stain-y food to prepare and cook from scratch, and secondly, pre-cooked baby beet truly taste EXACTLY the same as if you had cooked them yourself. Cast your pre-cooked prejudices aside and give them a shot – my Mum got me onto them and, you know, Mums always know best.