It’s really hard at times to balance your professional and personal lives. Since I’ve stepped into the corporate sector, it’s been tough to balance my routine. I’m a huge fan of cooking, yet I don’t get enough time to come out of my busy routine and cook for myself or my family. And let’s face it, no one is a fan of standing in front of the stove in this weather.

To everyone out there facing a similar issue, I present to you a list of dishes you can prepare quickly and easily:

The Summer Salad

One of the best and easiest meals to prepare is a salad. Enriched with nutrients and a divine taste, a bowl of salad can boost your energy and strength and helps in keeping the body hydrated all day.  A savory watermelon salad, complimented with seasonal fruits and chicken, is a perfect bowl of taste and health. Most importantly, it’s really easy to assemble.

Summer Salad

Ice Cream Bread

I work in the digital media space. One of my colleagues once said to me: “A digital marketer has no break”. She was right. I love cooking and also like to make my food look attractive and presentable. So if any guest comes by in this hot summer, I have one presentable cool dish to serve: Ice Cream bread. Now as I sit here on my couch working, I have no worries about any sudden guests showing up. This dish is my ultimate solution. Check out the super easy recipe here.

Crispy Pan Fried Noodles

Who doesn’t feel like eating something special after a long day at work? Why not try Crispy Fried Noodles? They have a unique taste and are also very good for you. A bed of crispy noodles topped with fried chicken and vegetables and flavored with a thick gravy-like sauce is my top pick. Talking about a busy life, the preparation time  for this recipe is a mere 30 minutes.

Crispy chicken noodles

Pineapple Burst Smoothie

Pineapple Burst Smoothie will only take you 5 minutes to prepare. Banana and pineapple are both enriched with potassium; an essential nutrient of our body. Add these with coconut milk and the combination is truly divine! The best thing about this drink is that the ingredients are available throughout the year. So don’t let yourself get exhausted at work and add this refreshment to your life.


Happiness is making sandwiches. Moving on to some healthier snacks, add these three quick recipes for sandwiches to your busy work life:

What else have you working cheflings been cooking that makes your life a little bit easier? Share your ideas and recipes with us.

Duaa Asif

Business student, trainer, foodie and an entrepreneur to be!