Turn Dinner Into Lunch With These Irresistible Recipe Combos!
You don't need to eat out for easy, tasty lunches.
There will always come a day when you're too tired or busy to make lunch. Whether it’s the day before a big meeting at work or avoiding fast food, bringing your own baon is a practical and delicious problem solver. Prepping can take time though which might be stopping you. We have a hack you should try.
To make things more efficient, it's good practice to learn how to turn last night’s dinner into today’s baon! This will save you tons of prep time and maybe you’ll get to squeeze in a few more sleeping hours in the morning.
1 Use Beef Sukiyaki-cuts for a Cheesesteak Sandwich
Sukiyaki-cut cooks so quickly that all you really need is to dunk it in boiling water and it's cooked. What you get is the beefiest, most satisfying baon. With a bread roll, sautéed onions, pepper and lots of cheese, you’ve totally changed up dinner into something new for lunch the next day.
2 Turn Roast Chicken into Chicken Caesar Salad
Whether you make your own roast chicken or buy it, any leftovers can go into tomorrow’s salad. The much-needed protein will bulk up your salad. We suggest you try turning it into a Chicken Caesar Salad but you can also turn it into a Caesar salad sandwich if you want the carbs!
3 Transform Spaghetti Meatballs into a Meatball Sub
Spaghetti is that one dish that makes it both to special event buffets and daily meals—it’s that good! Stuff a French bread portion or a baguette, and you can instantly transform extra meatballs from last night's spaghetti into something else: a hearty and hefty meatball sub with extra spaghetti sauce on the side to pour over it. Yum!
4 Roll Nacho Night into a Burrito
If you don't hold a nacho night at home, you may want to start the tradition. If you’ve ever felt
5 Spice Up Arroz Ala Cubana into Chili Con Carne
Transforming simple ground beef is super easy! With your meat already cooked, all there's left to do is spice it up and simmer into a super flavorful baon idea you can pair with rice, bread, or even crackers for a merienda snack idea. We particularly love putting chili con carne into our lunchbox because it's so rich in flavor that it's good whether hot or cold.
Do you have other time-saving baon tricks? Tell us about it!