Just-Add-Water Meals

Expand your options for perfectly portable breakfasts and lunches with these just-add-water meals. 
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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

The Ultimate Packed Lunch

These just-add-water meals multiply the possibilities of packed breakfasts and lunches. They take instant oatmeal and cup-o'-noodles to a whole new level. Break out of your sandwich rut by prepping and packing the ingredients the night before and just adding hot water at school or at the office. 

Vegetarian Curried Couscous

Be the envy of your office, class or dorm. Just prep this Mediterranean-inspired instant cup the night before, then add hot water, wait a few minutes and eat!

Get the Recipe: Just-Add-Water Vegetarian Curried Couscous

Miso Chicken Noodle Soup

Miso soup has never been so portable. Prep this instant lunch the night before, then just add boiling water, wait a few minutes and eat!

Get the Recipe: Just-Add-Water Miso Chicken Noodle Soup

Instant Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

Try making your own instant oatmeal for breakfast at work or school. Just prep the night before, add boiling water, wait a few minutes and eat! We love the tanginess from the apple butter and the richness from just a little bit of butter.

Get the Recipe: Just-Add-Water Instant Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

Grits with Coconut and Cherries

Who knew grits could be sweet? We are in love with this easy-to-make instant-grits cup. Just prep the night before, add hot water, wait a few minutes and eat!

Get the Recipe: Just-Add-Water Instant Grits with Coconut and Cherries

Kimchi Beef Noodle Soup

Make sure to follow the layering order in this instant noodle soup. As it sits overnight, the roast beef marinates and becomes super flavorful. When you're ready to eat, just add boiling water, wait a few minutes and enjoy being the envy of your office or dorm!

Get the Recipe: Just-Add-Water Kimchi Beef Noodle Soup

Mexican Chicken and Hominy Soup

All you have to do is add boiling water to the prepped ingredients, wait a few minutes and eat. Salsa verde adds nice acidity and heat; crushed tortillas add corniness and salt.

Get the Recipe: Just-Add-Water Mexican Chicken and Hominy Soup

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.  

Get the Recipe: Just-Add-Water Shrimp Paella Soup

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