This meal is a flavorsome combination of protein and healthy carbohydrates. The Greek pasta salad with chicken will no doubt become a favourite in the food roster. Pack one container with the chilled pasta salad, the cooked chicken breast in another, and a snack serve of almonds and kiwi fruit in the final container of the Vaya Tyffyn 1000ml lunchbox. No need for refrigerating as the Tyffyn lunchbox does that for you.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
100g wholewheat or buckwheat pasta
1 large chicken breast
200g cherry tomatoes
14 kalamata olives
1/4 red onion, finely sliced
1 Lebanese cucumber diced
Handful of rocket
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp oregano
Cook the pasta according to the directions on the packet. Pasta for this is dish is best removed from cooking when slightly undercooked to prevent the pasta falling apart, especially if using gluten free pasta. Once pasta is just cooked remove it from the heat, drain and rinse pasta with ice cold water to prevent further cooking.
Place pasta in the fridge until required.
In a small jar combine olive oil, lemon juice and oregano. Season with salt and pepper. Shake jar to combine.
Pound chicken breast in a freezer bag to flatten. Add 1/2 the dressing mixture to the freezer bag and coat the chicken.
Heat a fry pan to medium heat and cook chicken breast for 4-5 mins per side or until cooked through. Remove from heat and thinly slice.
In a large bowl combine cooked and cooled pasta, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olives, cucumber, rocket and feta if using. Toss to combine. Prior to serving dress with remaining olive oil mixture.
Chill the pasta salad and sliced chicken breast in the fridge before packing it into Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox container in the morning.
After the festive season ends, it's time to step into the New Year full steam ahead with a healthy lifestyle. One way to keep on track with healthy living is to meal prep nutritious lunches for a productive week ahead. It's also the perfect solution for the busy schedule, removing the last minute grocery shops and saving time in the morning. Sydney-based Accredited Dietitian and Nutritionist, Marika Day, has created three delicious, wholesome meal recipes perfect for healthy lunches packed in the innovative Vaya Tyffyn lunchboxes from sustainable products company, Vaya Life.
With a following of over 46,000 people on Instagram, Marika has become a go-to source for nutrition advice both in her Bondi Junction Gut Health and Nutrition clinic and online on social media. She regularly shares her expert advice online through accurate, evidence based nutrition posts that are easy to understand and implement for her highly engaged followers.
Vaya Tyffyn is one of the best lunchboxes for keeping meals fresh, offering a full home-cooked experience on-the-go. The stainless steel lunchboxes keep food hot or cold for five to six hours in Vacutherm insulation and are ideal for carrying multiple dishes thanks to its stack style structure. Conveniently available in two sizes, 600ml and 1000ml, for different sized appetites, the lunchboxes are suitable for both kids and adults. With a variety of colour ways in the range, the lunchboxes can meet everyone's style preferences, especially for the kids who have a selection of fun and bright patterns to choose from.
"These recipes are a great way to start 2019 off on a healthy note," says Marika Day, Accredited Dietitian and Nutritionist. "Adding these into your food roster for lunches will take the stress away from having to come up with a balanced lunchbox everyday. Not only are these recipes healthy and tasty, they are easy to follow and also ideal for weekly meal prep, being suitable for freezing. Packed in a Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox, they will retain the freshness and nutritional benefits of a home-cooked meal."
Vaya Life products are available for purchase at vayalife.com/au-en/products.
RRP of the Tyffyn lunchboxes start from $69.