(Closed) Share your easy/quick/healthy weekday meals

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 2
264 posts
Helper bee

Are there things you guys definitely like/don’t like?

how many people in your family/ages of kids?

Post # 4
422 posts
Helper bee

Stir fry is a super easy dish! I chop up whatever veggies we have around, usually mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, sometimes eggplant, and then a protein like chicken or tofu, and toss it in a pan with teriyaki sauce. Add a pot of rice, and you’re all set. The whole thing only takes about 30 minutes, if that. We usually end up with leftovers for lunch the next day too!

Post # 5
229 posts
Helper bee

This is one of my latest favorite recipes.  Sweet potato noodles with chicken and tomato basil sauce.


It’s insanely easy and fast (only 3 main ingredients!) and SO GOOD!  If you don’t have a spiralizer, it’s definitely worth investing in!  Love making spiralized zucchini too.  It’s a great healthy alternative to pasta!

Post # 6
2442 posts
Buzzing bee

Taco salad! We use ground turkey, just prepare the meat like you normally would. We switch off between using the pre packaged taco seasonings and seasoning it ourselves. And then a salad! It’s our go to meal!

Post # 7
6872 posts
Busy Beekeeper

ExpectingBee:  I like to throw chicken thighs and veggies on a sheet pan and roast them all together. It takes about 5-10 minutes to prep and then 30 minutes in the oven at about 450. This week I had turnips, sweet potatoes, and onions but I’ve also done it with asparagus, potatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts, mushrooms – pretty much anything you want (or anything that is about to go bad…. hehe)

Post # 8
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Stir fry….. I always use olive oil… with any meat (chicken or just go for veg …. Peppers, spring onions, cabbage, strips of carrot…beansprouts maybe mushrooms….love to add few blobs of sweet chilli sauce serve with rice

Spag Bol is super easy….. Use quorn or mince beef….. Fry with onions … Add chop carrots… Mushrooms and some chopped garlic… Fry some more …. Add a tin or two of chopped tomatoes… A squirt of tomato purée . I always top up with half a cup of marmite gravy made with a teaspoon or two of marmite…. A glug of olive oil and a teaspoon of cornflower theN boidling water … Cook for about 20 mins and serve with boiled spaghetti….. Top with some fresh basil or parsley and Parmesan mmmmm

jacket potatoes with beans coleslaw and side salad

not complex recipes but very easy nutricious and healthy 😉 

Post # 9
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Burrito bowls.  I usually cut up a tomato to throw in with the brown rice while it’s cooking.  Cook down one onion and a couple cloves of garlic, throw in two cans of black beans, add taco seasoning (chili powder, cumin, salt, peper).  Add rice and beans to the bowl, pico de gallo (store bought), avocado slices, cheese and some sour cream.  Of course you can add in more vegetables, sometimes I add corn or peppers if I have them.

Post # 10
5978 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

epon10642:  Ooo, that looks good! I made zoodles once. Yum! What kind of spiralizer works best??

Post # 11
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

For quick meals I love tacos, taco salad, quesedillas, and a quick and healthy meal we like is chicken on the BBQ with a rub of some sort (I love Pork Barrel Rub- you can use it on every meat and it lasts forever you can get it in Costco) a quick steamed veggie with salt, pepper, & garlic, and I throw a sweet potato cut in halves on the BBQ in tin foil for a half hour. We eat that probably 3 times a week yumm! 

Post # 12
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

ExpectingBee:  Crock pot “chili”, in a reasonably large crock pot:

4 16oz cans of beans, rinsed (we usually mix black and kidney, but you pick what you like)

1 16oz can diced tomatoes, with chiles if you like it spicy

1 medium onion, diced

4 serrano peppers, diced (could sub with 2 diced bell peppers if you don’t like spicy food)

1-1.5 lbs ground turkey (brown it prior to adding to the crock pot)

2 bay leaves

Seasoning, to taste: salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic, marjoram

Cook on low heat for 8 hours. We usually serve over rice, but it tastes pretty good on its own.

Post # 14
204 posts
Helper bee

I know it’s not quick but I loved throwing things into a crock pot and letting it do it’s thing until dinner time! My husbands favorite is a creamy chicken recipe i found online with powdered ranch dressing, cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, white wine and cream cheese. It is not very healthy, but I make it about once a month or every other month, he really enjoys it!

Post # 15
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I second the crockpot!  It’s also possible to make healthier crockpot meals. Some of my favorites are:

– chicken breasts with apple cider vinegar, tabasco, and bouillon cubes to make a shredded Eastern NC (vinegar-based) style pulled bbq (I serve with cole slaw made with EVOO, red wine vinegar, a pinch of sugar, and salt and pepper).

– beef stew meat with potato cubes, carrots, celery, and onion with some beef broth and an onion dip packet.  (Or you can skip the onion dip and just mix a little of the broth with some flour at the end, then add mixture back into crockpot to thicken sauce).

– chili with sweet potatoes: put cubed sweet potatoes, several cans of different beans, and 2-3 cans of diced tomatoes into crockpot along with seasonings to taste (lots of chili powder, some cumin, salt, pepper, garlic, and hot sauce–adjust to your preference at end).

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