(Closed) what do you and your fiance eat during the week… help with recipes!

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010



She has some GREAT recipes on this blog. Our dinners for the past 3 weeks have been recipes off of this website, and they’ve all been great. It’s organized on the right hand column by type of dish you’re looking for (or by WW points, if you do that).

Post # 6
4663 posts
Honey bee

Love this recipe…however it’s not all that healthy…but it’s delicious!!

Bake Chicken Chile Rellenos

6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded 1/8 inch thick
1/3     c.  flour
3        T.  cornmeal
1/4     t.  crushed red pepper
1        egg + 1 T. water, beaten
2-4oz  cans roasted and peeled whole green chiles
2 oz    monterey jack cheese sliced approx. 2″x1/2″ sticks
2        T.  cilantro or parsley
1/4     t.  pepper
2        T.  butter, melted
1-8oz  jar salsa

Combine flour, cornmeal, red pepper in shallow dish

for each roll: place chile half on edge of chicken, place a stick of cheese on chile, sprinkle with cilantro and pepper. fold in sides, roll, secure with toothpick (or 2).

After all rolls have been made: dip chicken roll in egg, coat with cornmeal mix. place rolls, seam side down, in shallow baking pan, drizzle with butter.

Bake uncovered 375 deg. for 30 min or until internal temp of chicken is 180 deg.

Serve with salsa (pour on top)

…also good w/ tortilla chips πŸ™‚

Post # 7
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Chicken – there are so many different things you can do with it and it doesn’t take long at all. Some of our latest recipes have been lemon breaded, honey-maple glaze, chicken parm, baked buffalo chicken. They are all fairly healthy so PM me if you want the exact recipes.

Fish – We love salmon, or tilapia. Salmon is baked with seasonings, salt/pepper/garlic powder. Very quick and easy. Tilapia is breaded, baked and served with lemon slices.

Stir fry – Again so many combinations! Any veggies you want, mixed with some low sodium soy sauce and spices like hot pepper flakes and you’ve got a nice filling meal. You can add chicken, shrimp or beef to it if you want protein.

Hope that helps and like I said feel free to PM me for exact recipes.

Post # 8
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have this “method” that I use to cook for two… It never turns out the same twice but it’s easy and healthy!


Preheat oven to 375*.

In a loaf pan or small casserole (I use a loaf pan and bake it in the toaster oven), measure out 1 cup of dry (uncooked) brown minute rice.

Add 1 cup of liquid (water, broth, half water/half salsa or tomato sauce, etc).

On top of rice/water mixture, add frozen chicken breasts/tenderloins. 

Top with any appropriate seasonings (taco season, italian herbs, buffalo sauce, etc). 

Close with foil and bake for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked thru and rice is soft. 

Add other toppings as desired (shredded cheese for mexican, plain yogurt to make it creamy, etc.)

This makes 2-3 servings. 


I use this method to make lots of different flavors! Buffalo chicken, parmigiana, cheesy mexican, etc. The possibilities are endless! Good luck! 

Post # 9
923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love stirfry with teriyaki chicken!  Seriously, I could eat it just about every night.  I use Soy Vey Teriyaki sauce and sometimes add some Sriracha hot sauce.  I cut up chicken breast and add onions and broccoli.  I serve it over brown rice.  I used to really not like brown rice, but I discovered that cooking it in a rice cooker makes all the difference.

@JeniRae:  I do a similar chicken bake – I use our dutch over though.  For liquid I like to do half water half soup – usually cream of mushroom or broccoli and cheese.  It’s quick to prepare and you can just put it in the oven and forget about it.  πŸ™‚

Post # 10
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We don’t do a lot of “light” healthy meals, but there’s always lots of protein and veggies.  Our main “I can’t think of anything interesting tonight” fallbacks are penne with veggie and/or meat sauce, shrimp alfredo (I buy bulk pre-cooked shrimp and keep it in the freezer for when I need some), and szechwan stir-fry (whatever veggies you want, ready-made VH szechwan sauce, beef or chicken all in one skillet) over white rice.

We also really like when I do salmon fillets (maple syrup/soy sauce/butter glaze gets poured over the salmon and baked) with rice, but we don’t do this as often because salmon’s not cheap.  It is officially THE EASIEST recipe I have (seriously, spaghetti sauce is more work than this) and it’s crazy delicious.  I can post the instructions if you like, there’s seriously just those three ingredients, but I don’t remember the oven temp at the moment.

Post # 11
3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We do a lot of simple recipes with lean chicken breasts and shrimp. 

One recipe we’ve been getting into is the Sweet and Spicy Shrimp recipe from bettycrocker.com. It’s AMAZING and really low in calories and fat. 

Post # 12
798 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our typical week usually includes the following:

Main dishes:

  • baked porkchops
  • baked chicken
  • salmon
  • spagetti
  • Stirfry
  • Homemade Pizza (buy bag of frozen dough near bakery aisle in grocery store)

Side dishes:

  • roasted sweet potatoes
  • roasted parsnips (OMG SO GOOD)
  • basmati rice
  • couscous
  • corn, peas, brocolli
  • green salad


Post # 13
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

we use a bunch of recipes but one of FI’s favorites is actually a weight watchers recipe.

Cola Chicken – It sounds sort of strange but give it a try and I promise you will like it. (We also do it with pork sometimes)

4 boneless chicken breasts1 can of diet cola1 cup of ketchup

Place chicken breasts in pan. Pour ketchup and cola over the chicken breasts. Simmer for 45 minutes covered. After 45 minutes, turn the heat up to high and cook until sauce thickens like bbq sauce.

Super easy.

Post # 14
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I always fall back on good old homemade mexican food!  Chicken fajitas using the Lawry’s spice packet is a big one for us and then I’ll usually make some kind of burritos or tacos using either ground turkey or frozen shrimp.  We use the same toppings for fajitas and burritos/tacos, which makes it easy: tomatoes, Casa Sanchez salsa (yum!), cilantro, sour cream, avocado, sometimes cheese.  These are by far my favorite meals to both cook and eat!

Post # 15
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love crockpot receips but i really dont have a lot. I am glad you posted this because i am curious what other people put. Here is our go to receipes:

1. Crockpot cheese/salsa chicken. In a crockpot on low for about 2-3 hours (3 hours if frozen about 2 or 2.5 if not)

Chicken breast (on the bottom)


con queso (or any canned cheese)

cover the chicken breast with salsa and cheese

then shred the chicken 

we use this recipe for tacos, taco salad, and just chicken breast alone too. 

I love it with corn tortillas and sour cream


2. Crockpot chili (cook on low for about 5-8 hours…the longer it cooks the better it tastes)

1 lb lean ground hamburger or turkey(browned with pepper and chili powder)

3 cans of beans of your choice (I use black, kidney and pinto)

can of tomatos

can of tomato puree

4 cans of water (using the very small tomato puree can)


3. Salmon 

Salmon cooked in Italian dressing on stove or grill 

usually serve with broccoli or other veggies and rice or potato


4. stuffed green peppers (low carb-atkins friendly)

1 lb lean hamber or turkey (brown in skillet and add pasta sauce)

4 peppers (any color of your choice. I use all: red, green, orange and yellow). cut in half and clean out seeds. cook in boiling water for about 5 minutes

Place peppers in casserole dish and fill with meat and pasta mix

Cook in 450 degree oven for 30 minutes

Remove from oven; add shredded cheese or your choice and cook for 5 more minutes (I usually turn over off at this point)

Remove from oven and cool for about 10 minutes

I usually serve this with sour cream or cottage cheese

**you can add rice to the stuffed peppers (this is very good but obviously not low carb πŸ˜€ I prefer this recipe without rice 


Post # 16
1851 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love skinnytaste! I have made a few things off of there and they have all been awesome. I actually made diet soda cupcakes the other day. One Diet DP + one box of cake mix blended together=instant cake batter (plus you can eat it raw since there’s no eggs). I also made the spinach meatballs on there and they were wonderful! I don’t even like spinach.

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