You’re hungry? Do you want something that tastes great, is easy to make and is pretty healthy? You want a good meal and you’re out of imagination?
Here are some of my go-to meal ideas for a full work week.
1.Teriyaki Salmon, Roasted Asparagus, and Farro.
Just roast some asparagus with Roasting spices. Cook a serving or two of farro on the stove top or rice cooker. Farro is a kind of crunchy, tasty grain that goes great with your dinner. Put some Teriyaki sauce on the salmon and bake it. Cook more than you need and you can make a lunch out of it the next day!
Roasting spices for the asparagus
You can keep the farro, Roasting spices, and Teriyaki sauce in your pantry so you always have them as a choice.
Roast Beef Salad and Homemade Bread
I love roast beef cooked in the crock pot! I’ll cook a large roast and do all sorts of things with it for days. I’m a fan of chopped-up onions in my salad, as well as french fried onions for crispness. So I’ll add these onions to a mixed lettuce salad, top it with a bunch of roast beef and add some dressing. My favorite dressing is Cilantro Lime. A large salad like this can be quite filling! You can bake up some Rosemary Parmesan quick bread to go with it.
Roast Beef — cook it in the slow cooker overnight the day before, or a few days before
Onions — always have some in your pantry
French fried onions, or crunchy salad toppings, maybe pepitas, almond slices, tomatoes, cheese, or whatever!
Mixed leaf lettuce
Cilantro Lime Dressing, or your favorite
Rosemary Parmesan Quick Bread Mix
Club soda to make the bread
Olive oil to make the bread
And add-ons to the bread you want, such as sun-dried tomatoes or chopped olives
3. Spaghetti Squash and Cornbread
You can steam the spaghetti squash, but I like to put it in the pressure cooker for 5 minutes. Then scrape the “spaghetti” out. Top it with some roasted garlic basil sauce, and maybe some parmesan cheese. Bake up some cornbread from a mix.
Roasted garlic basil sauce
Milk for the cornbread mix
Egg for the cornbread mix
White Beans and Carrots with Buffalo Wing Sauce and Popovers
OK, I know this sounds strange, but it’s really tasty. I put some white beans in the pressure cooker for 80 minutes and then drain them. Or you could just use a can. Grate some carrots and add to the beans. Stir in some Buffalo wing sauce and maybe some chopped-up garlic. Cook the popover mix with 4 eggs and 2–4 TBS of butter
Keep dried beans, or canned, in your pantry at all times
Garlic — you should always have garlic on hand as well!
Buffalo wing sauce
5.Chicken Tikka Masala with White Rice and Chutney Zucchini
Chop up some chicken breasts and brown them in a pan with some onions. Add Tikka Masala Simmering Sauce and let everything simmer. In the meantime, cook some rice on the stovetop or in a rice cooker. Use basmati or jasmine rice for some extra flavor. Steam or saute chopped zucchini rounds and top with some Chutney.
Tikka Masala Simmering Sauce
You’re welcome! A full work week of tasty healthy meals with shopping lists for each day. The sauces, mixes, and dressings I buy from Stonewall Kitchen. You can get these items through the links I provided on their website and you can find some of their items at your local grocery store.
Let me know your ideas for easy, healthy, and quick meals or other Stonewall Kitchen items you use in your cooking.