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What to Eat Instead of a Fast Food Lunch


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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).

6 different Tai Peis bowls stacked up with two plants in the white background

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.

spicy chicken and rice on a white plate with a container of Tai Pei behind it on a wood table

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.

wrapped orange chicken sliced and on a white plate with a container of Tai Pei behind it on a table

Rice Wrapped Orange Chicken

Wrap your favorite Tai Pei flavor in Rice flour!  It is sumptuous as it looks appetizing.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6
Calories 491 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Tai Pei Orange Chicken
  • fresh lettuce
  • 1 pkg Spring Rolls skin available in Asian aisle of grocery store

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 491kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 31gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 518mgPotassium: 301mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 188IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 4mg
Keyword orange chicken, rice wrapped orange chicken
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Pepper Steak Stuffed Bell Peppers on a white plate next to a tai pei container on the white background

Pepper Steak Stuffed Bell Peppers

Do you want to try something different but easy for dinner? How about stuffing bell peppers with Tai Pei Peppered Steak?
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 38 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg Tai Pei Pepper Steak
  • 2-3 Bell Peppers Green, Yellow, Red or a combination of all three!

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

For three or more people, try mixing up a few varieties Tai Pei flavors like Beef and Broccoli, Orange Chicken and General Tso’s Spicy Chicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 38kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 251mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 3726IUVitamin C: 152mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy dinner, pepper steak, stuffed peppers
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You can find Tai Pei entrees in the freezer section of most grocery stores. To find a store near you, click here.

Stock your freezer with your favorite entrees and never be tempted to grab a fast food lunch again!

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