This post is written in partnership with Pure Leaf.
The holiday season is nearing, and we spend a lot of time and energy focusing on the big holiday meal. And for good reason.
But if you have family in town, there are other meals to consider, too. That said, who wants to feel like a short order cook? Not us!
So we're rounding up the best make-ahead lunches to have stocked in the fridge to ensure that family can go ahead and help themselves this season. Of course, grabbing a cold Pure Leaf Unsweetened Black Iced Tea completes any good meal, holiday or not, and compliments everything from soups and salads to wraps and sandwiches.
And because Pure Leaf believes there's no shortcut to making exceptional iced tea, you're getting the real deal every time: no powders, artificial flavors or sweeteners or concentrates. Happy holidays, indeed.
A colorful, filling and nourishing salad that's easy to make ahead (just leave the dressing on the side and don't chop the avocado until you're ready to serve). We love the addition of miso in the dressing, and the perfect combination of sweet oranges, tender chicken and crunchy fennel.
Protein is the name of the game when it comes to a morning or midday meal that'll feed and energize your crew with very little effort on your part. Make the frittata in advance and simply reheat quickly in a low oven or microwave. This recipe is infinitely adaptable, so feel free to add in your favorite veggies and cheese!
Yes you CAN cook bacon in advance! It's super easy to reheat quickly in a hot skillet or room temperature works, too, for a best-ever BLT. Simply have sliced tomatoes, pre-cooked bacon, lettuce and bread at the ready and family can go ahead and assemble their own sandwiches.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
A light lunch is always a great option after a day of indulging, and these lettuce wraps hit the spot with kids and adults alike. Cook your chicken filling in advance, and lunch is a few mere minutes away. Looking for something more filling? Serve with brown rice or fold into a whole-grain tortilla.