What are your go-to easy meals?

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Always have tortillas.   Any leftover grilled meat gets chopped up and reheated with jarred salsa Verde, add cheese, and tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, chili’s, whatever is in the house. 

Post # 17
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1149 posts
Bumble bee

Curry. Just dice whatever ingredients and meats you have leftover, sear them and add water and curry paste. Cover and cook for 2-4 hrs while you do other stuff in the house.

I like it a lot because on those days you have leftover ingredients, but can’t be bothered to go to the store… Stuff like half a carrot, too many potatoes, an assortment of meats that can’t be used individually to make a meal or random vegetables such as onions and eggplants lying around. You can throw everything in a pot and call it a day.

Post # 18
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Newbee

I put some chicken breasts in the slower cooker and cover them with BBQ sauce.  I shred them to put on buns or bread, etc.  I often will roast veggies and potatoes to serve on the side.

Post # 19
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Helper bee

I grill or bake a bunch of chicken breasts, onions, and peppers at one time. We’ll have fajitas the first night or two, then southwest chicken salad another day. I use romaine, cheese, tortilla strips, avocado, and ranch dressing blended with jalapenos and garlic.

Sometimes I add teriyaki sauce to a couple of the chicken breasts and make an Asian salad instead with lettuce, cilantro, green onions, won ton strips, peanuts, and an Asian dressing. Yum!

I also love lettuce wraps. You put basically anything you would put on a tortilla or in a salad on lettuce leaves instead.

 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

lovelyfleur86 :  Why have I never thought of doing this!

I make alot of chili and curry but most of my easy dinners are pasta. I throw any veg I have into a pan with garlic and olive oil. Then add tomatos and a bunch of herbs like parsley, italian seasoning or whatever I feel like using at the time. Heres a ragu that I love to make: 

http://www.tuscanrecipes.com/recipes/tuscan-ragu.html

I have another slow cooker recipe I make if im feeling lazy for mexican chicken but it uses alot of ingredients. Its chicken, lime, peppers, onions, garlic, jalapenos, veg stock, black beans, sweetcorn and rice. Served with avacado, sour cream and cilantro. 

 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

VioletBee :  I plan 5-6 meals a week and we do take-out 1-2 nights a week. We do all of our grocery shopping for the week so I make sure to buy everything that day and then throughout the week I’ll throw the different meals together. 

Sometimes if I am up for it, I’ll prep the dinner the night before so that my husband can throw it in the oven when he gets home so that when I get in we are eating a hot meal 🙂 

Post # 23
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396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

The most simple meal every, stemmed brocoli, boiled chicken with garlic mixed with shredded old cheddar on rice. Its easy and good everytime. My Fiance loves it lol

Post # 24
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4046 posts
Honey bee

VioletBee : Baked Chicken and rice with cream of mushroom. I usually add green peas & carrots. Super easy one dish meal.

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I don’t meal prep but I rotate the same recipes every week or so. I agree with a PP, keep your seasonings stocked as well as things like salsa, tomato sauce and paste, and oil to cook with either the spray oil or extra virgin olive oil. My easy go-to recipe is naan bread pizzas. You could also use pita bread. Just heat oven to 350, spread pizza sauce and leave room around the edges if you want a crust. I sprinkle on Italian seasoning then add toppings like pepperoni, jalapeno, cheese etc. Just bake in oven until cheese is melted. I like to eat my pizza with plain ruffles but you could always buy your favorite chips or do veggies. http://www.simply-girly.com/2015/11/naan-bread-pizza.htmlhttp://www.simply-girly.com/2015/11/naan-bread-pizza.html

tacos are a once a weekly meal and I use leftovers for my lunch.

http://www.yellowblissroad.com/authentic-mexican-rice/ I had to order the tomato bouillon on amazon but you can use chicken bouillon instead.

https://www.kimscravings.com/clean-eating-mexican-taco-meat/ make this at the same time as the Mexican rice. I use hamburger instead of the turkey but that’s up to you. Buy frozen chopped onions to make it easier.

http://www.aspicyperspective.com/chicken-detox-soup/2/ This soup is awesome if you like the taste of ginger. It usually makes about 7-8 bowls so I make it for lunches. I add about 2 cups of baby kale to get in more greens.

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/fried-rice-recipe/ Fiance loves this fried rice. I also grill a couple chicken breasts sprinkled with salt and pepper and add them to the rice. Make your rice the day before. I half the recipe since it’s just us two. I usually just use frozen mixed veggies so I don’t have to cut anything up. I don’t use oyster sauce or sesame seed oil. just personal preference.

https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/honey-garlic-chicken-stir-fry/ This is good and doesn’t take too long. Cook some rice at the same time and serve with the chicken stir-fry.

http://www.daringgourmet.com/homemade-hamburger-helper-cheeseburger-macaroni/ This is good and pretty quick/easy.

Post # 29
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Busy bee

Baked fish (tilapia, catfish, salmon, etc) with either Cajun or garlic seasoning, sweet potatoes, & some other vegetable. It takes a while but it doesn’t get easier than this. 

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