What are your go-to easy meals?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Stirfrys are usually easy. Just dice some meat, assortment of vegetables. I generally have noodles and soy sauce in my cupboard. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Turkey chili is my go-to recipe during the winter. It’s super easy to make and the leftovers taste even better reheated because all the ingredients have more time to blend together. If my fiance and I are in the mood for a smaller meal then soup is another easy option. There are a bunch of one-pot recipes on Pinterest!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Cereal and granola bars ๐Ÿ˜ถ

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Most of my go-to easy dinners involve mixing and matching whatever grains, veggies, and proteins I have around. I keep my pantry well-stocked with lots of spices, a few cooking oils and vinegars, and soy sauce, and I always have onion, garlic, ginger, and often some garnishes like parsley, cilantro, or scallions. I also keep pasta, rice, quinoa, lentils, split peas, canned beans, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, corn starch, etc. on hand and try to keep the fridge stocked with a few vegetables that are versatile (broccoli, carrots, zucchini, greens that cook well and salad greens), plus some frozen staples like peas and corn. Between those things, it’s easy to mix and match ingredients to come up with easy, healthy recipes. A typical quick dinner might be rice or quinoa with sauteed vegetables and spiced chickpeas, pasta primavera, lentil soup, a veggie tofu stirfry, rice-bean-avocado tacos, fried rice, or a Thai curry. I think having a well-stocked pantry is really the key to whipping up tasty stuff and not needing to follow a recipe exactly. I rarely use recipes, though sometimes I consult them to get a general idea of what goes into a flavor profile I’m trying to achieve or to estimate a cook time.ย 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I love the nights my fi isn’t home because my son and I usually have cereal, chicken nuggets or grilled cheese for dinner! lol!

My go-to’s are pasta and garlic bread, in the summer burgers and hot dogs are always our default as well. Some others:

– pizza

– breakfast for dinner

– cheesy ritz chicken (if you haven’t tried it, google it…it’s awesome)

– tacos

– grilled chicken & sides

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

My go to easy meal that involves some sort of cooking is salmon in garlic and chili sauce with baby corn, sugar snaps and broccoli or some other vegetable. 

Easy meal with basically no cooking is 1/2 a frozen pizza served with carrots, cucumber and houmous – quick, tasty and still pretty healthy. If I am feeling properly lazy and want take away i’ll do this, it tastes better and is ready in like 10 mins. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I used to have the same issue of buying a ton and then being left with not enough meals for the week, or having too much meat and no veggies so I started meal planning. I plan out enough meals for the week and make my shopping list based off that so I always have the ingredients needed to make dinner. 

For an easy quick dinner I season and grill chicken breasts with asparagus, ready in 15 minutes and it’s healthy and delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Wraps. Grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomato and s, avocado, bacon, squirt of chipoltle mayo. Best for lunch the next day. 

That, and Mexican quinoa bowls. Cook some quinoa. Pan fry chicken, spices I feel like that day, salsa with a bit of water to help the chicken shred, peppers, and black beans on a pan. Shred once cooked. Throw on top of quinoa. Add my toppings: salsa, light sour cream, cilantro, green onion, avocado. It’s so easy and so delicious. 

Zero recipes needed for either. 

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