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Skillets pasta with spegetti sauce and pasta broken up and some meat if you wish. Cheese to top... Very yummy.





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Rationing and freezing. When I make a big veggie soup for instance, I freeze part of it, and on those nights (like Friday night) ....... we can take it out and heat and serve.
OR .......... on weekends I make either waffles or pancakes (healthy kinds) and freeze lots of them ............... They can be popped into toaster & eaten any time when hurried.


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any vegetables on hand topped with either beans, tofu, or a hard boiled egg with some nuts and a vinaigrette dressing



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I am so glad this discussion was highlighted - some GREAT dinner ideas here!!! I only wish we had a like button so that I can easily go back to my favorite suggestions. My quick dinner would be a stir-fry rice. Take leftover (or prepared and frozen ahead) rice, mix it in a frying pan with scrambled egg, garlic, onion, cut-up veggies, shrimp, chicken or meat, some seasame oil, some terryaki sauce -- wonderful!!



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canned salmon with peas and a tossed salad

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Chef Meg just put a recipe on, I think today: Quinoa with steamed veggies and a vinaigrette.
You can change it up with whatever veggies you have on hand and throw whatever fresh herbs from the garden, etc.



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Nobody will like this, but oh well - Mongolian beef takeout and make rice at home. Portion control.

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Bikini Bound, you don't have to cook black beans if they are from a can. Just rinse them off and serve if you are going to eat them cold, or mix in with your dish and heat in the microwave or on the stove.

I used to live on rice and beans, but now it is just an occasional treat since it has so many carbs. I would generally make a sazon (chopped onions, garlic, hot peppers, bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro--you can get sazon in a can, or fresh salsa could be used) and sauté that with some olive oil, then add the beans to heat them up.

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Breakfast foods are a family fav for dinner!



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I have to go with everyone who said breakfast for dinner! If I have a half hour though I will throw some chopped carrots, onions, garlic and chicken into a cup and a half of broth. when the veggies are done add brown rice. you can add more broth for soup or less for a rice dish. works great!



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One pot pasta recipe that I recently found on pinterest:
8 oz spaghetti
3 cups chicken broth
1 can tomatoes
1 onion
red pepper
any other veggies in the fridge
garlic
spices to taste
red pepper flakes
fresh basil (in my garden right now)

Put everything in a pot and boil until moisture is absorbed and spaghetti is done. Top with 1/4 shredded cheese. This makes 4 servings and is around 500 calories.

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quesadilla - veggies, some kind of meat, a little cheese, and pizza sauce to dip it in!

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Easy veggie crumble tacos = 1 bag soy or veggie crumbles frozen + Taco Seasoning (I love the Frontera Seasoning Sauce Tacowww.fronterafiesta.com/store/seasoning-sau
ces/texas-original-taco-skillet-sauce/
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) It is ready in less than 15 minutes. I use small tortillas and add some avocado on top. SO SO GOOD!



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adding things together that would not other wise to create a new meal.

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French toast or just eggs

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Here is a great article from SP about frozen dinners! I am very thankful for it on "emergency" nights. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
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I have frozen tilapia fillets that I can just throw on the grill or in the oven. No need to defrost. Add a salad or a frozen vegetable.



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I always buy a rotisserie chicken from the deli department. Shred it ahead of time and freeze. A whole chicken gives you about 4 cups of shredded chicken.

When I know I'm going to be rushing around that night, I just pull one of the bags of shredded chicken out of the freezer in the morning and put it in the fridge to thaw out.

When I get home, I boil some pasta (my kids like the macaroni pasta). Halfway through the boiling process, take a 16oz. bag of frozen mixed vegetables and throw that in with the pasta. Drain it all and add the shredded chicken. And you're done. It takes maybe 15 minutes to cook and plate, if that. You could make a cheese sauce to go on top but that adds time, so I usually let the kids put shredded cheese on theirs.

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mung bean soup -- I try to keep it on hand

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my four standbys are: can of vegetable soup, baked potato, grilled cheese, or cereal and milk

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Soup of any kind that isnt cream based



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breakfast for dinner: eggs on a bagel and a piece of fruit. that, or cereal. easy!

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Can of tuna, or frozen veggies, or simply sandwich with whole grain bread, turkey, cheese and whatever veggies you can find in your fridge.



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Well I do this for lunch but it can be a dinner as well.

Fried eggs with a salad.

The salad can be just thrown together stuff.

I love the combo because the fried eggs (fried with spray oil so very minimal calories) give you a little taste of something fried that is very satisfying.

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I keep bags of prepared rice in the freezer (HEB and Trader Joe sell them). It takes 4 minutes in the microwave, then I toss thawed peas and whatever protein I have left over (chicken or salmon) into the mix, season it and serve. It makes 4 servings.

Dessert is usually fresh fruit, sometimes with a squirt of Reddiwip.

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An omelet is easy to throw together & easy to make healthy!



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Omelet with a variety of fillings



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"Mongolian barbecue"

I always have udon noodles around (cheap as heck) and some kind of sauce. Thai peanut, chili garlic, soy & oyster sauce...something like that. There's always some leftover from the last meal.

Sautee any veggies, toss in any leftover or frozen/chopped protein, add sauce...
The noodles take like 2-3 minutes in boiling water and I just throw out the 'flavor' packet.
Strain the noodles, throw them in with the veggies, mix...done.



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In the summer my go-to emergency meals are tuna salad and gazpacho soup with leftover veggies. Both are quick and easy and I almost always have the ingredients on hand.



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One of my favorite "Go To" meals is salad. I like spinach, cucumber and broccoli slaw as the main salad. If I have it, I may add a piece of a chicken breast, an avocado, sunflower seeds or a boiled egg to help fill me up. Sometimes I add celery and carrots. I make a huge bowl so I can grab some the next day for lunch or dinner too.

Another favorite at my house is sauteed zucchini, yellow squash and sweet onion in a little brummel and brown yogurt butter. Season with salt and garlic. My husband who has always hated squash actually asks for it!

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Sandwich



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a basic clear soup.



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An omelet with leftover veggies.



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Lettuce, black beans, plum tomato, reduced fat sharp cheese, red onion with a tablespoon of light sour cream. A veggie taco without the tortilla! Ready in a flash.



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I try to keep sandwich thins, turkey, swiss cheese in my fridge at all times. That way I can always make a sandwich layered with whatever veggies I have as well. But its just me so that is an easy option.



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How do you make the Weight Watchers mini meat loafs?

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Sounds good. Can't wait to give this a try!
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Weightwatchers, lean cuisine make some pretty tasty frozen meals that are "controlled" Some of the WW breakfasts make a good emergency "anytime" meal. Check them out!



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Egg whites (regular eggs if you do not have egg whites) toast, sausage or bacon. Add potatoes. I like breakfast type meal any time day or night, and they are fast.



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thank you!! Now that I have my answer..I can try this for lunch or dinner Wed!!

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I like to make weight watchers mini meat loaves , you make them in muffin tins , and also I like broccoli slaw and perdue chicken short cuts with house of tsangs peanut sause , rice crackers and hummus , or a baked potato topped with spray butter veggies and tzaki or feta cheese , Also I like to make a greek omelet with spinach . black olives , and feta cheese .

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I agree with Kipper15, eggs are so versatile. A cheese omelette is so quick to cook. And you can't beat smoked mackerel or even a couple of kippers.

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ours is bacon and eggs too! breakfast for dinner - sometimes omlettes.
great topic and suggestions!



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homemade soup----from the freezer



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Cereal, salad, or tacos. Usually have ingredients in the fridge for these. Spaghetti is fast as well. Soup and tuna.

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Everyone has come up with such great "emergency" dinner options. It is nice to have such a variety of ideas to draw from instead of the old stand by of going and getting fast food on the way home from work which always stretches the budget and is not the healthiest of options.

Below are two things that are my "emergency" dinner options. I hope they help you next time your in a pinch about what to have for dinner. It just takes a little pre-planning to have them on hand.
1. I always freeze individual portions from meals by making a bit extra each time. These main meal dishes are great for either taking for lunch, making last minute dinners when I am running late or for those nights where everyone in the family wants something different to eat. All I have to do is hit the defrost button on the microwave and then cook each portion which usually just takes a few minutes. And, while the main dishes are defrosting and being heated up, I can quickly make some side dishes from whatever is available in the refrigerator and the pantry. Such as some canned vegetables, a salad, etc.
2. Another one of my easy go to emergency meals is also to always keep a frozen pizza and lasagna in the freezer for a quick meal option that can feed everyone in a snap.

Good luck to everyone with their "emergency" dinner options. Sometimes, time just seems to slip away and we end up from time to time coming home and realizing that we really should have gone shopping over the weekend because here we are on a Wednesday not much in the refrigerator or pantry with which to make a meal and no time time or extra energy to go shopping.

Sometimes necessity and a little creativity in the kitchen can create a new family favorite or just help you realize that although the cupboards may be bare there are still options to create a healthy meal for your family.



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Canned soup isn't bad, so long as you opt for some of the healthier varieties. ;)

Other stand-bys we have:
- Ramen. Cook in a TON of water, throw in the seasoning at the end, mix, then drain MOST of the water so you get the reduced sodium levels. Or you can forget the flavor packet and cook it in chicken/beef/pork broth. You can then add in any veggies/meats you might have on hand (you can look for those as the ramen cooks.)
- Frozen meals. Some are definitely better for you than others, so read the labels.
- NOT HEALTHY, but occasionally my husband and I like to have a bowl of chili (with beans) and chips. There are ways to make it healthier (turkey chili, low-fat/sodium chili, homemade chili) so maybe you can find a way to make it work for you.
- Sandwhich foods: Bread, deli meats, cheese, peanut butter, jelly.

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fruits and veggies



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BIKINIBOUND!! -- if you're using canned beans of any kind you should only need to rinse and heat (and season), they're already cooked.

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Wow, lots of good ideas here, especially if you just have to fix something for yourself, but when I'm making something for DH too it needs to be a little more substantial... I try to keep some cooked-up taco meat in the freezer and tortillas in the freezer or fridge, and that always makes a satisfying meal... or a package of chicken breasts, even if frozen can be quickly thawed in the microwave or by throwing into a sink full of warm water, and then quickly cooked up in a pan -- I like it blackened, but if that's too spicy then just season it however you like and pan fry for about 5 minutes on a side and stick into a hot oven for another 15 minutes or so, while you make a salad or some other side dish. Or a fritatta, quick to do and you can load it up with veggies, meat, cheese, or whatever you have on hand, and serve with a salad or a cooked vegetable.

However, I suppose in all honesty I should confess and say that in a pinch we are more likely to go a couple of miles down the road for a burger or a pizza! (at those times I just limit what I eat, and DH gets to have whatever he wants...)

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