Avoid the sad-desk-lunch rut in 2016 by kicking things off with these genius just-add-water meals from Food Network Kitchen. No matter if your limited office “kitchen” doesn’t even have a microwave. All you need is boiling water from the coffeemaker and you’ve got a hot, satisfying lunch.
Vegetarian Curried Couscous
Prep this Mediterranean instant cup the night before, then add hot water, wait a few minutes and eat!
Miso Chicken-Noodle Soup
Miso soup has never been so portable, or so filling. It’s a mash-up between the Japanese classic and Grandma’s chicken noodle soup. Just add hot water and you’ve got a steaming, flavorful bowl at the ready.
Beef and Kimchi Noodle Soup
Be sure to follow the layering order for this instant noodle soup when you’re assembling it the night before. As it sits overnight in the fridge, the roast beef marinates and becomes super flavorful.
Mexican Chicken Soup
Salsa verde adds nice acidity and heat to this comforting instant soup; crushed tortillas give it some heft and a hit of salt.
Shrimp Paella Soup
Inspired by the popular Spanish rice dish, this easy-to-make soup will make you the envy of your office or dorm — and use up some of the leftover rice from last night’s Chinese takeout.
Check out the full Just-Add-Water Meals gallery for more ideas, including breakfasts!