I use a cast iron skillet in the oven for easy "skillet meals" - Plus, portion control is already included!! Lay your seasoned meat in the bottom of a cast iron skillet, surround by veggies seasoned how you like - roast in the oven or poach as desired.
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Cooking for two can be tricky, especially if one is eating healthy and controlled portions and the other--isn't. I look for healthy, well-balanced one-dish meals like casseroles, soups and skillet meals that feed four. My hubby requires nearly twice as many calories as I do, and could stand to lose a few pounds too, but hates me trying to manage his food. When I cook a meal for four, I carefully measure the portions, putting away one for tomorrow's lunch (secret #1) and serving my plate with
another. Now I can put a dish in front of him for him to serve as much as he likes. He usually cleans it up, and thinks he's getting away with something. 211 But he's losing weight steadily too, even if it is slow.
If you have a wegmans nearby, you need to pick up their "thai" veggie broth. It's vegetarian, and can be used in place of any vegetable/chicken/beef broth, but it has an explosive flavor - lemongrass, spice, etc. I use it to make simple dishes like lentils or rice taste out of this world!
(and when they are so tasy, it becomes easy to turn a side dish into a cheap, easy meal)
Going camping and cooking over a fire. Make clean-up easier by coating dutch ovens, skillets, etc with a film of dish soap on the outside before hand. Makes clean-up easy and no brunt on stuff from fire.
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