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Stay Consistent With the 'Go-To' Meal

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My go to is eggs because of their versatility; there are so many ways to make them.

But if I have to cook for the family then my go to is shrimp fajita mix (I keep the uncooked medley in the freezer)--add a salad with a base of shredded cabbage and it is on the table in just about 10 minutes. Report
My go to easy effort meal is a tray of no oil roasted veg and a protein. Report
great article Report
Thanks for sharing. Report
I plan carefully to try to avoid this scenario. Report
Good article Report
BREATH..great reminder. I always want to start munching while I look for something to eat. Report
Most often we have veggies in the fridge. Meat as option is a quick stop on the way home from work to pick up Rotisserie chicken. So many meal options with the chicken.

I also like to keep fish in the freezer; as soon as I come in the house, I place a few pieces under cold running water, while I change my clothes. Season and bake. Less than 30 min. Easy peasy.

You can always have breakfast for dinner. Report
My go to meal is fresh or leftover cooked vegetables, some rehydrated lentil or pea soup and feta cheese.
The suggestions in this article are all loaded with carbs and rely too much on over packaged, over processed foods. Thank goodness the comments have better ideas! Report
Great Comments! so helpful for where we live.

My favorite go to is quick stir fry: chop and saute celery, carrots, peppers, onions, cabbabe in sesame oil, add light soy sauce, cooked brown rice, and any meat (beef, chicken, shrimp, egg) and rice vinegar. In minutes you have just gone to your local teriyaki place without any of the added sugar, salt, msg. etc. Filling, Yummy, and Fast. I may just have to go make some for lunch, but that bean/tomato soup above sounds good too. Thanks for the great reminders/ideas, Report
My favorite dish when I go out for Chinese food is Egg Foo Yung. My current go to is based on this: I sautee 2 cups of shredded cabbage until it wilts and then add an egg or two on top. I stir the egg through the cabbage and then let it set until the egg in cooked through.

To accentuate the Asian flavors, I add soy sauce and sherry or rice wine vinegar while sauteeing.

This also works well to use up other veggies I have on hand. Report
My go to meals choices: eggs, rice, zuchini and mushrooms, quesadillas, fish if have on hand. I like to have cooked chicken shredded on hand to use in salads, sandwiches, ect. Report
A few eggs and a little cheese make a great meal. Report
I like making a pita pocket stuffed with steamed broccoli, shredded cheese and a bit of salsa. And throw in some sour pickles. Also a green pepper boiled, cut top off, and put shredded chicken in with a spoonful of spaghetti sauce. And there's always a Healthy Choice boxed dinner, a good go to. Lower in sodium. Report
Great article. Brown rice and broccoli and bake chicken. Report

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