There's an endless supply of frozen vegetables in my freezer, and about every other night I sautee some veggies in (very little) olive oil, lots of garlic and other herbs and spices. Sometimes I'll add shrimp, sometimes I'll add pasta sauce and toss it with whole wheat pasta for a primavera...the possibilities are endless and it's all quick and easy and really inexpensive.
If you're making ramen, you can mix in an egg when you add the water, and it adds protein (and makes it super creamy and yummy.) I've also heard you cut the fat by rinsing the noodles well first, but I have no idea if that's true.
I make my own ramen-like soup by dissolving a veggie bouillon cube in boiling water, adding frozen vegetables, and then stirring in an egg at the last minute. Easy, cheap, and low calorie.
my fave under a buck dish is a package of ramen soup with about a cup of frozen veggies thrown in as the water heats up--yummy. bit salty, but pinching a corner of the flavor packet saves on some of that--not all the flavor has to go in there, ya know.
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Frozen veggies have probably saved my life. It's just so convenient to have everything there and chopped up for you and you just put it in a bowl and mic it instead of having to wash and chop. Wow that sounds really lazy...
Also egg beaters is definitely a staple for me. I like to make omlettes but you don't even need a stove! You can just pour some into a mug and mic it! You can add cooked veggies, salsa or low fat cheese. Yum!
Finally, sweet potatoes... They don't sound like they would be that easy but all you have to do is poke some holes and mic it for 2-5 minutes until its soft. They are so filling and healthy for you!
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