Go-To Ingredient: Rotisserie Chicken

What was life like before it was so easy to pick up a high-quality rotisserie chicken at the grocery store? (Probably like this, but a little less grainy.) Rotisserie chicken can turn into a homemade lunch as quick you can add some interesting mayo for instant chicken salad. With two vegetables, tomatoes and cucumber slices for example, you’re done.

Did you know I’m a part-time team member at Whole Foods Market? (I am.)

Did you know I’m a part-time team member at Whole Foods Market? (I am.)

Here’s another option that’s perfect for your Box Lunch Lifestyle. Why?

  • It scales easily from “I can’t cook” to “I [heart] Instagram.” (I love the idea of a lunch garnished with lime wedges, but I doubt that will ever happen.)

  • Two vegetables are built in, but they’re easily switchable (e.g., cauliflower rice, regular old cooked or raw cauliflower, or something you like better than cauliflower).

  • You could eat this hot or cold, depending on what fits best into your day.

  • If you’re curious about paleo, this is a simple starter dish. Don’t care about paleo? Use rice and enjoy it. Or noodles. Or whatever other delicious substitute you choose for you.

Making lunch simple means you more likely to make it. Period. Here are a few other ideas, and if you have one to share, don’t be shy!