For the days where you need something warmer to soothe midday hunger, the Three Bean Chilli recipe is perfect. Packed with protein from a mix of beans and carbohydrates from the rice, the Three Bean Chilli will keep you going right up until dinner. Packed hot with the chilli in one container, the rice in another and a snack side of fruit and nuts in the final container of the Vaya Tyffyn 1000ml Lunchbox. No need to battle colleagues for the microwave at the office, as the Tyffyn lunchbox will keep it deliciously hot for lunch time.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
1 onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 x medium yellow capsicum diced
1 jar roasted red peppers
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp chilli flakes (to taste)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp paprika
1 x 400g tin black beans drained and rinsed
1 x 400g tin kidney beans drained and rinsed
2 x 400g tin crushed tomatoes
1 x 400g can refried beans
Salt and Pepper to taste
Place olive oil in a large pan on medium heat. Add onion and capsicum and cook until just softened. Add garlic and cook for a further minute.
Meanwhile place red peppers into a food processor and blend until forms a smooth paste.
Add red peppers, spices and cocoa to the sauce pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
Add kidney and black beans to the pan with crushed tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
Spoon the refried beans into the pan and stir to mix through. This may take a few minutes for the beans to heat and incorporate through.
Turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, season with salt and pepper.
Serve with steamed basmati rice and coriander. Leftovers are great on top of nachos too! Left overs can be frozen for up to 3 months.
For packing in the Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox, heat the Three Bean Chilli and basmati rice before packing into the containers to keep the meal hot till lunchtime. 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.