Thank you to TAI PEI FOOD for sponsoring today’s post.
I need a ready list of what to eat instead of a fast food lunch because, without it, I’m too easily tempted to hit the drive-thru. I have to have things stocked at home that are just as easy as takeout but hopefully, are less expensive and better for me.
My GOAL is to eat practical, healthy meals all day. My reality is that I often forget to prep properly and I’m scrounging for the fastest, easiest meal when my stomach starts growling. Once I hit hangry, all those lofty goals of wholesome meals go flying out the window.
Since my life mission is to find the best tricks and resources to make mom life easier, when I found a fool-proof solution to my fast food lunch dilemma, I had to share it with you! Read on to find out what it is.
What to Eat Instead of a Fast Food Lunch
One of the reasons fast food tempts me at lunch is that I don’t care much for deli meat sandwiches. They’re so boring to me.
However, I don’t have time to grill up some chicken or do all the slicing it takes to create an interesting salad. I want fast, effortless, but yummy food. And because I’m me, I don’t want to feel guilty about it later either.
Imagine my delight when I discovered Tai Pei entrees. First, they make all my favorite Chinese entrees (Beef & Broccoli, General Tso’s Spicy Chicken, and Teriyaki Chicken).
Second, they’re made WITHOUT additives, preservatives, artificial flavors, and artificial colors. If you try to eat clean, you can enjoy Tai Pei entrees guilt-free!
Third, they are so easy to make and enjoy. You microwave them right in the packaging, which also doubles as your serving dish. So, clean up is a breeze too!
Of course, if you want to be fancy, you can pour it onto a plate. I won’t judge. I understand why eating out of the container can make you feel like you’re still eating a fast food lunch.
Easy Tai Pei Hacks for Company
Even better, it’s super easy to whip up an impressive meal for guests if you start with a Tai Pei entree. Here are two of my favorites.
Rice Wrapped Orange Chicken
- 1 package Tai Pei Orange Chicken
- fresh lettuce
- 1 pkg Spring Rolls skin available in Asian aisle of grocery store
- Soak spring rolls skin on a plate with warm water making sure that both sides are slightly damp.
- Lay one wrapper flat, then lay one lettuce leaf on top of each wrapper.
- Add two tablespoonful of cooked orange chicken on lettuce leaving two inches uncovered on each side.
- Fold uncovered sides inward, then tightly roll the wrapper, beginning at the end with the lettuce. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Serve with plum sauce or soy sauce with lemon.
Pepper Steak Stuffed Bell Peppers
- 1 pkg Tai Pei Pepper Steak
- 2-3 Bell Peppers Green, Yellow, Red or a combination of all three!
- Cut the tops off bell peppers, discard seeds and membranes. Set aside bell peppers and top parts.
- Cook Tai Pei Pepper Steaks for three minutes only (it will finish cooking in the oven).
- Spoon and divide contents into bell peppers and place in a baking pan. Add a few strips of shredded carrots. Put tops back and bake in a 360 degree preheated oven for 30 minutes.