I usually have a few things in the freezer for those "I don't wanna cook" days --- items that I made in batches on the days when I did feel like cooking!
Right now I've got meat sauce (which only takes a few minutes to thaw and warm on the stove) which we throw over steamed veggies or pasta, portions of pasta/veggie casserole, and a couple of different frittata mixtures. I also have some cooked and sliced chicken breasts and roast beef in the freezer, since they thaw quickly and are easy to throw in to stuff.
If I'm looking for something quick, then I tend towards either an omelet (throw in anything that isn't moving fast enough to avoid me), a stir-fry (same deal), or chop up a couple of tomatoes and onions and throw it in to a foil package with a spritz of olive oil, some spices, and a couple of fish fillets --- they cook beautifully in about 20 minutes at 350 degrees in the oven.
Since your boyfriend likes pizza, you might consider making your own (either buy pre-made crusts, or use whole-grain tortillas, or pre-make and freeze some cauliflower crusts) --- it doesn't take long, and you control the toppings so you don't need to worry about excess cheese and grease.
Another quick and easy option is to throw a can of soup on, with a handful of lentils and barley and a bunch of extra veggies --- or to have some in the freezer (which reminds me - time to get some soup made and frozen...)
Of course, there's always the option of giving the boyfriend cooking classes for his next birthday gift...
Hope this gives you some ideas!
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