How to prepare a cold meal
What recipes for a cold lunch?
Lunch is such an important meal. It must be satisfying enough to last until dinner without a pump in the middle of the afternoon, but it must not be too rich either, otherwise you will want to doze off to digest. So to last, we think of salads rich in fiber, legumes, and starchy foods that provide the “fuel” necessary to last the rest of the day. Savory pies and cakes are also perfect for lunch, easy to prepare and transport. As for homemade sandwiches, if they are well composed and balanced, they remain a lunch classic and always make a recipe!
What ingredients to favor for a cold meal
On the ingredient side, some foods are better suited than others for a cold meal. We must especially think of those who can support the transport and who will not change their nature if they are left at room temperature for a long time. We can therefore bet on hard boiled eggs; chicken breast snacked and minced; roast veal, beef or pork; fresh vegetables prepared as raw vegetables, or blanched in water and savored cold like green beans; legumes which, once cooked, fit perfectly into a salad; veggie or meatballs that are perfect and filling in a homemade bowl; but also the classic pasta, rice and potatoes which can be eaten cold as at room temperature. And for maximum indulgence, we do not hesitate to add cubes of feta, seeds, sprouts, and oilseeds to give maximum taste and texture to your dish.
The errors of the cold meal
To be sure not to make missteps, we avoid certain preparations such as fish or meat tartares which it is best to keep cool. Likewise, we leak foods that disgorge (fruits or vegetables) and which can quickly transform our bento into a repulsive pool. As for salads, we avoid, as much as possible, seasoning them with a dressing several hours in advance. This will soften the salad and make it lose all its crunch. We therefore prefer to reserve the sauce in a small tightly sealed tube, to add it at the last moment.
The following with these 50 well-thought-out cold meal recipes.