If I'm feeling lazy and uninspired, then I generally throw some chicken breasts or pork loin chops and a pile of whatever veggies are on hand (asparagus, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, pearl onions, cubed potatoes, cubed sweet potatoes) in to the oven to roast. I just give the veggies a mist of olive oil before putting them in, but sometimes sprinkle a Tbsp or two of parmesan or balsamic vinegar on before eating.
If I'm slightly more enthusiastic, then my go-to is a stir-fry. I am apparently physically incapable of making a stir-fry of a reasonable size for just two people, so I get the bonus of having the leftovers all ready for the next night (not to mention lunch for the next couple of days).
If I have more time to cook, then I tend to make casseroles, stews, or strata, which end up as dinner for the night and frozen portions for future nights when cooking just isn't going to happen. I also make my own meat/tomato sauce on days when I have hours to have it bubbling on the stove - there are always portions in the freezer that can be heated and put over veggies or pasta if I need something quick and tasty.
Start weight: 240 lbs
Goal weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
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