Another thing I do is double down on certain days. For instance as I made dinner tonight I also put together a tuna casserole that is in the refrigerator and will only need to be reheated tomorrow for dinner.
Omelettes are another great option. Use egg beaters for a lower calorie option.
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My family go-to meal for days when I am too tired to put effort into cooking is a rotisserie chicken and salad with dinner rolls or pan roasted veggies such as cauliflower and brocolli or red potato and carrots or baked sweet potato. We really love this and it is so easy!
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My home-late, starving and need to eat in 10 minutes meal is usually pita pizza.
Whole wheat pita, or white if that is what you have, Sprinkle on some leftover meat--sometimes it's chicken, sometimes it's ground beef. I've also used bacon and ham. Then slice a small tomato and part of an onion. I usually have onion pre-chopped in the fridge. If you have tomato sauce, or jarred spaghetti sauce, drizzle a couple spoons over. Sprinkle some cheese on top and some oregano and put in the oven fr about 10-15 minutes.
I've made them with no sauce before, also meatless with extra veg. You can pretty much put anything on it. It's super forgiving and fast and feels like a treat.
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
A big freezer is definitely a bonus, but it's amazing just how much you can get in to a small freezer if you use plastic freezer bags instead of containers. With most soups or stews, you can put a single serving in each bag, freeze them flat, and then stand them up in a "filing system" which takes up very little space and makes them really easy to find. I mark what is in each bag on the top (using the name that I saved the recipe under here), so it's also super easy to track when I do eat it.
I also batch cook meats, slice them, and freeze single servings in bags as well. It always seems a waste to fire up the oven just for one meal, and single serving bags can be tucked in to all of the odd corners.
My favourite quick go-to meal is what I call "cod bruschetta" --- I chop up onions and tomatoes, then saute them in a bit of olive oil with garlic and sage and oregano and basil, pour in a bit of red wine vinegar, and then saute cod fillets on top. I'll steam some brussels sprouts with it, and have dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes.
My go to is soup. Whenever I make soup I freeze 2 or 3 single servings in Tupperware. Since we have soup pretty often I usually have several flavors on hand for work lunches or no cook dinners. Right now I've got Thai chicken noodle, tomato, white bean with kielbasa and chicken stew.
Edited by: NEPTUNE032701 at: 4/6/2014 (07:56)
current weight: 125.6
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4/5/14 6:39 P
Mine is a quesadilla. Low carb whole wheat tortilla, couple slices low fat colby jack and if I have it on hand a couple ounces cooked chicken breast. I usually have this with a sliced apple or whatever I have available.
current weight: 159.2
Fitness Minutes: (2,155)
4/5/14 6:29 P
When my mother-in-law's not here and I can keep eggs in the house (and have to cook more), I make a few boiled eggs a couple of times a week. If I ever get really desperate, I grab one or two, mayo, and a fork and voila, insta egg salad. Add bread and whatever easy-to-deal-with fruit or raw veggies we have around and it's a meal.
Mostly, though, leftovers are my savior on a regular basis.
Edited by: RENATARUNS at: 4/5/2014 (18:30)
Height 5'8 1/2" SW: 190+ CW: 141.0 Woohoo!
5K 4/21/11: 31:55
86 Maintenance Weeks
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22,039 4/5/14 5:53 P
I bulk cook various casseroles and soups and have them in the freezer in single-serve containers. It saves heaps of money, heaps of time, and provides better nutrition than would likely otherwise be 'enjoyed' I hardly ever make single-serves of anything.
My husband works at a Jet's Pizza and they can pretty much bring home small amounts of everything for free, so I have him bring home some of their frozen grilled chicken which is already seasoned, sometimes I ask for some veggies, too, not their lettuce, though because it is just iceberg. I also try to keep a variety of salad fixings around, too, so that if I want a quick meal I just heat up the chicken and throw together a large salad and maybe chomp on it throughout the day, I definitely get my fiber and veggies in this way.
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1,658 4/4/14 10:49 P
All the leftover veggies in the refrigerator from previous meals + some microwaved potatoes, cut into large pieces + onion sauteed in some oil (olive or canola) + beet soup (Borscht) in a box from a local Polish deli, brought to a boil and then blended with a 'stick blender' and served hot with some Egg Beaters stirred in, lots of seasoning and a tbsp of olive oil/butter. Keep the potato skins on when cutting them up!
If you put the potatoes in to microwave at the same time you bring the other ingredients to a boil, the whole thing takes about ten minutes. Hot and savory, very yummy.
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360 4/4/14 9:01 P
My go to meal for myself, when I am feeling lazy, uninspired, or in a bit of a hurry, is one whole egg and two egg whites scrambled with at least two cups of sautéed chopped fresh veggies (measured raw--they shrink a lot during cooking) that I have on hand. Usually broccoli and/or asparagus (when in season), mushrooms, bell peppers, and baby spinach. Sometimes I'll add a slice or two of Canadian bacon, sometimes a bit of sharp shredded cheddar cheese, or a little feta. I like to season it all with a Greek seasoning blend I have. It takes me about 10 minutes to throw together and is so yummy it always makes me happy. I could seriously eat it at every meal.
My go to meals to feed my whole family are a homemade healthy chili with some brown rice; seasoned roasted salmon filets with whatever veggie I have available and feel like; or a chicken and veggie stir fry.
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Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. ~Chinese Proverb
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You are not fat. You have fat. You also have fingernails, But you are not fingernails.
current weight: 187.8
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1,878 4/4/14 7:36 P
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