Post # 1
Im looking for tasty, healthy recipes that are hearty (ie hot! and not a salad!) that reheat well so I could make it on Sunday and bring to work for lunch all week .
I will start with a recipe I LOVE which is: noodle-less lasagna! Of all the randomness its actually from Jennifer Hudson. It is so tasty- thin slices of eggplant and zucchini make the “noodles”. I alter the recipe for additional protein by adding some browned ground turkey to the marinera sauce. I also add baby spinach to the ricotta just to sneak in more veggies.
One pan makes 2 weeks of lunches! (or 1 week for 2 people).
would love to see your go-tos!
Post # 3
Tonight I’m making a meal I got out of cooking light magazine: Ground turkey sloppy joes served over a baked potato!
How to make:
- You brown the ground turkey (on sale this week where I live), and I usually chop up some onion and bell pepper while browning the meat. The actual recipe calls for carrots too, and I usually chop them up really small if I have them on hand so that they can get tender.
- After the veggies are tender and the turkey is cooked, you open up a can of manwich (the original that is only 35 cals a serving), let that cook through (sometimes I add spices to it and let it simmer), then you nuke a potato in the microwave and serve this directly over the potato.
Entire meal is about 390-430 cals depending on the size of your potato and how many veggies you add. Low calorie, tasty and FILLING!
Post # 4
@veryberry13: Ooh that could be good for work- thank you! I could also look into a nice healthy chili to go over a potato, same idea!
I can eat just a salad for dinner but for whatever reason I need a big lunch or Im starved by the end of the day. And being the depths of winter and all hot food goes a long way.
Post # 5
I am obessed with this recipie. It takes some cooking time, but it is SO good, SO filling, and has a good combo of sweeat and spicey.
Post # 6
@Misswhowedding: Oh man that looks delicious. My FH LOVES spicy as well, so Im sure he’d be thrilled. Thank you!
Post # 7
This is my favorite beef stew recipe! The cinnamon is an amazing touch and not to be missed. I modify the recipe and include a large can of seasoned diced tomatoes and their juice, and I buy pre-cubed sweet potatoes from the Harris Teeter grocery store here. I also throw in some extra kale at the end for more green 🙂 It’s really quick and easy to make (especially with the pre-cubed sweet potatoes.)
Post # 8
Curried Chick Peas with Onions
(Tip: make a batch of brown rice at the same time and have them together, all week long)
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 thinly sliced onions
2 cloves minced garlic (I usually add more)
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
1 Tbsp. curry powder
2 16 oz. cans chick peas, or 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight & boiled tender
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. soy sauce/tamari
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
Thinly slice onions & cook in olive oil until soft, about 20-25 min. Add garlic halfway through. Add sesame seeds, curry, salt & pepper (*you may not need any extra salt if using canned chick peas – might be best to wait until the end of cooking and taste before adding. With dried soaked chickpeas you will want to add some salt.) Cook 5 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally (curry will be thick and pasty.)
If using canned chick peas, reserve 1/2 C. liquid from the can and rinse the rest of the peas well. If using dried & soaked beans, reserve 1/2 C. of the cooking liquid. Add chickpeas and liquid to the curry mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, until peas are hot and liquid is mostly evaporated. Stir in lemon juice, soy/tamari, and parsley.
Serve with rice for a delicious and filling vegetarian entree. Or add chicken, etc, as desired.
Post # 9
I make a lot of soups! My current fave (just because it’s sooooo easy) is broccoli & cauliflower. Maybe not INSANELY healthy but decent. I’m bad at recipes because I literally eyeball everything.
I chop up broccolis, cauliflower and onions… i put coconut oil in a pot and let the veggies simmer a bit until they’re tender and browned. then in a bowl i whisk almond milk, low sodium chicken broth, and a bit of low fat parmesan cheese… the recipe i originally found called for sour cream but i’m not a fan so i used low fat cream cheese but then i found it wasn’t necessary and was just as delicious without so i forego that now. then i add the whisked liquids to the pot and let it simmer a while until it’s hot. then i put it in the blender and mix it up! It is seriously yummy and so great for winter. i’ll usually have it with a chicken breast on the side to get some protein.
Post # 10
@MrsBuesleBee:Thanks for starting this thread! When it’s cold all I want are hot meals, which I feel are harder to make healthy than go to salads and sandwiches.
I made this last week and it was surprisingly delicious despite accidentally overcooking my pork.
Pork taco bowls
4 Slow cooked pork loin chops rubbed with a package of taco seasoning- shredded
I had some cooked quinoa probably ~2 cups
I added salsa, chopped green pepper, corn, black beans, some jalepenos and melted chesse on top. I also mixed a mashed avocado with light sour cream and lime juice and threw some on top when it was done heating. If I had cilantro at the time, I definitely would of added some.
I ended up with ~4 large meals size servings. And FI who is very picky loved it!
Post # 11
@Minnow: @KCKnd2: @mu_t: @futuremrs1986:
THanks for adding in ladies! Everything looks so tasty!
One more I forgot that Im actually making tonight:
The tastiest stir fry
Mince ginger, tamarind, garlic, jalapeno and sautee in coconut oil till soft. Add coarsely chopped onion, red pepper, yellow squash (and any other veggies you like). When browned add in cooked protein (shrimp is yummy but doesnt reheat as well- Im doing chicken). Then mix one egg with 1 tblspoon soy sauce, and toss over veggies until not goopy (the egg grabs the minced tasty bits and binds into a sauce).
Serve over rice or quinoa!
Post # 12
@MrsBuesleBee: That stir fry sounds SUPER! DH will love it – eggs are his favorite food. 😀
Post # 13
Another delicious one: this mudardara/mejadra recipe (reprinted at NPR.org from Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem cookbook):
Post # 14
LOVE chilli this time of year, super easy if you have a slow cooker. I like looking at http://www.skinnytaste.com for some healthy and filling recipes! She even has calories/fat/carbs/fibre/protein for information 🙂