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post #21 of 25
Stir fry. Cook the rice (I use brown) on The weekend or the night before.

Omlettes. This is what we so if we really have zero time.

Mostly we eat a lot of soup. Homemade broth takes little effort in the crockpot overnight - just bones and leftover veggies. Strain and freeze in smaller portions and it's easy to use.
If you have a good base soup doesn't need a lot of other stuff to taste good. Start by sautéing veggies, add quinoa or leftover rice and broth simmer while you set the table and you're done.
post #22 of 25

my crutch - supermarket veggie trays. Day 1 serve veggie tray with egg sandwiches or grilled cheese. day 2 veggies go out to snack on while I make pasta & sauce - cook extra pasta Day 3 chop any remaining veggies toss with pasta and salad dressing - pasta salad :) Or sometimes Day 2 is some sort of rice dish so day 3 can be fried rice instead. We don't do this every week - but the super stressful ones, it's a given.

post #23 of 25

Salad with the prepackaged grilled chicken on top with garlic bread and a side of fruit.


Scrambled eggs and toast with applesauce.


Instant oatmeal with canned fruit added to it. I microwave diced peaches (including the juice), a bit of milk, and the oatmeal together. So yummy! I serve with toast.


Frozen waffles with strawberry fruit topping and a bit of Cool Whip. (It's a fun meal; not a staple) I serve it with sausage links.


Sandwiches and soup with a side of fruit or cottage cheese.


Chili dogs and frozen veggies. (Turkey franks, vegetarian chili sauce with no beans, and some shredded cheddar cheese). 


Kielbasa and sauerkraut. (Just heat and serve - no prep).


Tacos (this does require some prep but I buy shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, cut olives, to make it faster).


Spaghetti and meatballs (I buy premade frozen meatballs) with salad or veggies.



post #24 of 25
One of my favorites is beans n rice. Obviously it can be done super cheap using plain rice & dried beans & we have done that but our favorite way is:
Box of quick rice (we use zatarains brand mexican)
1 or 2 cans of whatever beans (not chickpeas, fave is great northern, sometimes with black also)
Some type of sausage (or our fave is all beef hot dogs lol) sliced & quartered
Chopped onion
Cook rice, drain beans, brown sausage (maybe with seasoning) & onion, put it all together & cook until beans are heated.

Great leftovers for work too!

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post #25 of 25

Love this, thanks for sharing!  A few of my faves:


black bean salad (I use canned beans) with corn, tomato, avocado, cilantro or basil, greens such as spinach, etc.


quesadillas/burritos with fresh tortillas, cheddar, avocado, spinach, tomatoes, salsa, limes


Trader Joe's frozen meals with added veggies


and our current favorite: fried rice with leftover rice stored in the freezer




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