(Closed) NWR-What is your easy, go-to dinner?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ours is probably not the most meat-eater friendly, since it’s totally vegan! But when we’re dead tired or low on ingredients for a full meal, we make veggie BLTs… toasted whole grain bread with a spread of avocado, lemon and a splash of olive oil in the place of mayo, and then regular lettuce and tomato plus the bacon substitute, Smart bacon. 

Another easy one is whole wheat pasta tossed with cheese while it’s still hot (again, we use vegan mozzarella, but goat cheese or regular mozzarella would work well, too) with asparagus and any other veggies you’d like thrown in. 

Or we saute portobella mushrooms in olive oil, sea salt, and garlic, and throw them on a whole wheat bun to make a sandwich. You can eat them over rice with steamed veggies, too, they’re really versatile. 

Post # 4
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Catfish seasoned with cajun seasoning (just seasoned, not breaded), cooked in a skillet with olive oil. Steamed asparagus (PamperedChef microwave steamer is awesome!). Takes less than 10 minutes for the whole meal.

This is good too: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/skillet_gnocchi_with_chard_white_beans.html

And this, though it takes a little longer because you have to chop up all the veggies, and you don’t have to follow it exactly (I usually use zucchini, yellow squash, onion, leeks, and tomatoes): http://www.bhg.com/recipe/pasta/grilled-garden-pasta/

Post # 5
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Stir Fry with Bottled Stir Fry Sauce and Instant Rice OR

Pasta. I usually make big batches of homemade sauce and freeze a few portions to have on hand. Can be made meatless, with lots of veggies in the sauce +whole wheat pasta for a “dress” friendly version. 

Post # 6
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love to cook so I usually do a complete meal every night- often fish or chicken and 2 or 3 veggies or a salad.

When I do need to hurry and want healthy:

spaghetti squash done in the microwave with salsa

baked sweet potato with salsa

baked potato with broccoli and cheese

Post # 7
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Turkey Burgers with sweet potato fries! Baked BBQ or LEmon Pepper Chicken with rice or mashed potatoes, We make veggie soups a lot easy to reheat and can eat off it for a week 😉 Stuffed salmon is always a favorite too. YOu can find them in the store and just bake them in the oven. Quick and easy and delicious. 

Post # 8
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love goat cheese and spinach. I love stuffed chicken but it’s a pain to make.

I sautee chicken breasts in a pan with some simple seasonings. While the chicken is doing it’s thing, I wilt a massive pile of spinach in the microwave! 3 mins and you’re good to go. I plate the spinach, put down some goat crumbles and top with a hot piece of chicken. Serve with steamed veggies or instant rice. Winner, winner, chicken dinner. 🙂

Post # 10
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m a total http://www.cookinglight.com addict, their Thai Style Ground Beef (I do it with ground turkey) and Herbed Chicken Parmesan are a constant in my cooking rotation. Check out the site you will fall in love with the search tool and the fact they give you all the nutrition information for each recipe. 

Post # 11
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Uh oh, my go to “home alone and don’t feel like cooking” meal is a cucumber and a bag of microwave popcorn…

BUT when I’m actually trying, it’s probably blackened chicken breat with rice and salad.  I cook rice or quinoa in a big batch and keep it in the fridge for lunches of quick dinners.

Post # 12
1254 posts
Bumble bee

Quick Shrimp Scampi

Saute garlic in olive oil and butter, then add a tbsp of white wine and let simmer. Add frozen peeled tail-off shrimp (the kind from Costco), season with salt and cover until shrimp is warmed through. Pour over cooked pasta. Garnish with pepper and a squeeze of lemon.

It takes 10 minutes.

Post # 13
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Scrambled egg white omelets, with some veggies like tomatoes, zucchini, and asparagus….heat up some tortillas or whole wheat english muffins….yum! Super simple, healthy, and filling.

Post # 14
1032 posts
Bumble bee

Actually… this is going to sound crazy, but, engagement chicken 🙂 just pop it in the oven with some potatoes and onions around it and you have a great meal with leftovers!

Post # 15
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@julies1949:I thought my Fiance and I were te only ppl on earth who ate spaggheti squash and baked potatoes with salsa! Yay, we all win at life! It’s so yummy!


My go-to dinner which is super easy is just lemon dill chicken done in the skillet on the stove. It’s so yummy and my Fiance loves it! I also love to roast potatoes with onion soup seasoning.

@sweetpea1031: What is engagement chicken?

Post # 16
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m not much of a chef, so my go-to meal as of late has been Lean Cuisines. On the upside, very delicious!

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