(Closed) Meal Ideas!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would love to know any ideas as well! It seems so hard to come up with healthy quick meals for us. 

Post # 4
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am all for stir-fry!  You pick noodles or rice, beef or chicken, and then whatever veg you have, you toss in after the meat is cooked to steam a bit.  Sauce it up (I like black bean sauce – yum!) and then put it on top of your rice or noodles and enjoy!

Post # 5
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I bake chicken breast with oregono, basil, rosemary, and garlic in the oven with tomato slices as well as onions on top. Then I reduce baslamic vinegar and drizzle it on top. It’s amazing!

Post # 6
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I eat a lot of soups: potato-leek; brown rice / spinach / coconut milk / potato; sweet potato; potato / white bean / kale / thyme. I make enough for a bunch of meals and freeze it in single portion size.

I’ve recently been making quinoa / cheese / spinach casserole. Fried rice is good and quick.

Post # 7
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Chicken breast w/ a little EVOO on it, sprinkled w/ salt and pepper.  Two slices of cooked turkey bacon, tomatoes, mozzerella cheese, and basil.  Baked until chicken is cooked through.

Chicken breasts marinated in Newman’s Own lite Honey Mustard dressing, baked, w/ sliced summer squash baked (coat the squash in panko and parm cheese).

“Crustless Pizza” — 2 lbs of cooked turkey meat, in a casserole dish, mix meat w/ tomato sauce (I use a spicy red pepper one).  Layer the meat, then top w/ turkey pepperoni, sliced raw onions, mozzerella cheese, and basil.  Bake until heated through and cheese is melted.

Post # 8
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We love to make avocado and turkey sandwiches.. lemon chicken with brown rice, a lot of salads, pulled bbq beef, shrimp stir fry, steamed veggies 😉 Dark Chocolate covered strawberries!! 

I just got the book cook yourself thin, haven’t tried any recipes yet but I have heard it’s good

Post # 10
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I love to do big salads… chicken caesar, cobb (you have to be careful about all the add-ins on this one), greek, caprese salade nicoise, “summer” salad with strawberries and mandarin oranges and grilled chicken…

Other ideas: parmesan tilapia, black beans and brown rice, most soups…

I’d also recommend the blog Kalyn’s Kitchen  –it’s a “South Beach” blog but most of the recipes will fit any healthy lifestyle.

Post # 11
49 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

When I’m wiped out after a long day, I mix up half a can of black beans with some salsa (and some kernel corn if I have any), microwave, and top with skim mozzarella, skim soured cream, and chopped cilantro. If you have a few minutes, cooking the beans on a hob with some ham or bacon and adding some grilled chicken and homemade guacamole makes it really good. Last summer this was my meal pretty much every night, so I’d just grill a few chicken breasts at the weekend and make up a batch of guac every few days. Dee-lish.

I also make pseudo-migas a lot, which is pretty similar – just chop up some tortillas and toast in a frying pan, then add some eggs to scramble and mix in salsa. Served with black beans and grilled chicken, it’s pretty tasty and it takes all of twenty minutes. My fiance requests this every other night, I swear 🙂

Sometimes I’ll make up some black beans on the hob (with salsa, coriander, whatever I can find laying around that looks nice), and spread quark cheese (or cottage cheese, if you can’t find it) followed by the beans over tortillas, wrap them up like burritos and stick them in a baking dish. If I’m feeling decadent I’ll sprinkle some cheese over the top (but I still like it without, and don’t feel so guilty) and then bake for 10-15mins (but longer if there’s cheese, just cause I like it bubbly. Also yummy with some guacamole on top or grilled chicken inside the pseudo-enchiladas 🙂

I think my Texas roots have come out because I can’t find any Mexican food here in London! The black bean-salsa-grilled chicken combo is a staple of my diet, but it never ceases to make my belly happy.

Other ideas:

Easy ratatouille with corgettes/zuchinni, crushed tomatoes (or fresh), carrots, onions (into heated olive oil, I put onions on to sweat, add carrots for a few minutes, then dump in zuchinni and tomatoes, lots of Italian-y herbs – the tomatoes are delicious if you stick a bay leaf in them for half an hour or so first – and let it cook down a bit; I don’t like it super soggy, so I take it off while there’s still a bit of crunch); nice with some whole wheat pasta but tasty on its own (and I hate zuchinni!)

Noodles/pasta/couscous/quinoa/polenta with gobs of chopped veg, whatever you can find in the fridge.

Soup! In the fall, I make one with a roasted butternut squash, applesauce and duck stock – it is sooooo good, and so easy. You can make up a big batch of soup at the weekends and add different things each day (there’s a soup diet that does exactly this, I think at Good Housekeeping?), or you can usually get some at the deli that aren’t so full of sodium as the canned version.

When I crave Indian food, I make a pizza-y thing with a little bit of korma sauce on a naan bread covered in veg (peas and onions are my favorite). It tastes good but isn’t quite so diet-busting as a big delicious korma. I secretly like it best as a cold leftover the next day (but I’m also a cold pizza lover) – my fiance makes “that’s so gross” eyes at me, though…

That’s all I can think of now. I use supercook.com when I have a bunch of random ingredients and can’t think of anything to cook with them, and I’m a fan of allrecipes.com too!


Post # 13
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I wrote this on another meal planning post..

Ok so I have a “cookbook” of recipes I get of websites such as sparkpeople, foodnetwork, and cooking light. Here are a few things I have in there. Everything is made with chicken (99% of the time chicken breasts) and 99% FF Ground Turkey. I also always serve a side salad, brown rice, and/or fruit with each meal:

Island Style Chicken w/Pineapple Salsa

Turkey Burgers on Sandwich Thins

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Fajita Pizza

Chicken and Cheese “Taquitos”

Peach and Chicken Kabobs

Turkey Lasagna Rolls

“Tex Mex” Calzones


Post # 14
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am also having stir-fry tonight!

These other recipes sound delicious too…mmmm!

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