- Pasta (either with just sauce, veggies and olive oil, or just olive oil) - Shrimp stir fry with veggies and teriyaki sauce over brown rice - Vegan chili (beans and veggies) - Tilapia (I get bags of frozen filets) baked in the oven with whatever I have on hand - Quiche (my own recipe: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai l. asp?recipe=1761826 . So yummy and you'll have plenty of leftovers) - Morningstar farms veggie burgers (on my lazy nights) - Salmon (mix together 1/3c. soy sauce, 1/3c. brown sugar, 1/3c. water, 1/4c. veg. oil. Marinade salmon for an hour or so, and bake 450 for 15mins or so) - Egg white omelet with peppers, onions, mushrooms - French toast (made with whole wheat bread and apples! So yummy!)
i have the same problem except i don't have a job so i find it very hard to find healthy food that i can afford all i've been living off for a while is tesco value noodles and frozen meals :/ i also find that because of my erratic diet, when i eat every single meal like a normal person i put on weight
If you get the right toppings, mini pizzas are great. I use whole wheat english muffins, throw pizza sauce on it, then top it with pineapple, ham, and fat free cream cheese, then with low fat mozzerella cheese. I pair it with some salad. Yummy!
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I just went meatless in January, but since then have run into the same issue you have had. My favourites are grilled cheeses, but changing all the ingredients. I'll use a low cal, high fiber bread, and some nice cheeses and then put a few vegetables in it, and it tastes fabulous. You can also switch up the bread part of it for something else when you're feeling adventurous (or in for a treat). Another thing I like to do that takes a bit longer would be Zucchini Parm. You just cut up the zucchini (goes by fast, but can be done in advance), and then layer with tomato sauce and cheese. They're great for leftover lunches to go, and were really a lifesaver this summer. Keep in mind pasta salad is always really easy and can be made with any leftover pasta and whatever else you have in the fridge!
A little late on the post I know, but I do baked tofu. Just press it and you can marinade it any way you like. Also I do Alton Browns red beans and rice except using can kidney beans and no salt pork, so all it takes is the rice cooking and the sauce to thicken to where you like it. It takes about an hour (using brown rice) but you can leave it virtually unattended.
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i like to cook sweet potatoes. they are easy to make and healthy! just put one in the oven for an hour at 450. also whole grain pasta with olive oil works well, and try adding some frozen vegetables to it. they only take about 3 minutes to make and they make your dinner so much healthier!
I have found that things like hummus and whole grain crackers with some veggies makes a satisfying dinner. If you get crackers high in fiber it really helps you feel fuller sooner and for a lot less calories. I also found making larger meals once a week or month and then freezing it into individual portions is good for a quick healthy option. Soups/chili/casseroles are really good this way. Hope this helped.
Do you guys get quorn in the USA? Because quorn is an awesome meat substitute and usually has less than half the calories. Cooking frozen quorn mince takes less than 5 minutes and you could make a bolognese or chili con carne style sauce. Vegetable stirfry's are my favourite quick meal. Blanche some broccoli, finely chopped carrots and then add them to a wok/frying pan with various other green veg (I usually favour mange tout, spinach, sweet peppers, red onion, garlic & asparagus). I also add rice noodles and chicken breast/turkey steak, but you could use egg or a meat substitute. Omlettes are also awesome. When I make mine I use 2 eggs, 2 rashers of back bacon (I think thats the same as Canadian bacon in the US?), one small red onion and 1-2 cups of spinach. I have plenty of recipes that are quick and easy, if you want them I can message more to you. (Also they're all low calorie: I eat 5 meals a day and find it really hard to get up to 1500-1600kcals)
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I live with my boyfriend and we are both full-time students with part-time jobs so neither of us have the time or energy to cook. We used to go out to eat almost every day but we are trying to save money by cooking at home. Our usual routine is pasta, stir fry or tacos and we are getting sick of all of these things. Does anyone have any ideas for meals which are quick and easy and don't have a lot of ingredients? Vegetarian meals would be especially helpful because I don't like to buy or cook meat (it grosses me out) but I will eat chicken when my boyfriend cooks it. Thanks so much to anyone with ideas!!
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