Hoisin-Glazed Chicken with Five-Spice Broth—Reminiscent of Vietnamese pho, this noodle soup starts with a flavourful broth that takes a fraction of the usual time to prepare. Serve with lime wedges and Asian chili sauce on the side.
Pasta soaks up this tasty peanut sauce, so don't worry if it looks watery; it will thicken as it sits. If you're taking your salad to go, stir in a couple of teaspoons of hot water to thin out the sauce right before you dig in.
Quick Chorizo and Mixed Bean Stew —Fresh, spicy chorizo sausage is the perfect option when you want a lot of flavour in a little time. Pair this stew with a crusty baguette—you'll want to sop up all of the delicious broth.
Leftover beans and jarred red peppers allow this salad to come together in a matter of minutes. To customize this recipe throughout the week, add leftover grilled or roasted veggies such as mushrooms, onions and eggplant.
Brown Rice and Baby Kale Salad with Curry Dressing
Breathe new life into leftover brown rice by transforming it into a cold lunch salad. This one gets a boost of flavour from a quick dressing that's savoury, spicy and sweet. For a hit of protein, add leftover salmon or shrimp.