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jenniferkaye2012jenniferkaye2012 Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
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Hey so I’m new to this and my life is hectic most of time I’m going non stop.
I was wondering what would be easy, quick and SIMPLE to have for lunches/supper.

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  • harper16harper16 Member Posts: 1,993 Member Member Posts: 1,993 Member
    Is there anything you don't eat?
  • carmen79912carmen79912 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Get a George Forman grill and throw some chicken /fish on it.. over tons of baby spinach... you don’t even need dressing because the meat comes out super juicy! 🥗
  • busyPKbusyPK Member Posts: 3,634 Member Member Posts: 3,634 Member
    I make stove-top chicken once or twice and week and eat it as leftovers (it's even good cold) throughout the week either with a veggie side or a part of a salad or wrap. It's the most tender and juicy chicken. I switch up the seasoning (usually just store bought mixes).
    https://pinterest.com/pin/500955158553748999/
  • Dootzy1Dootzy1 Member Posts: 717 Member Member Posts: 717 Member
    Mexican chicken---If you have a slow cooker, put 3 boneless chicken breasts, 1/2- 1 full jar of salsa, cooks on low for the day-- shred if you want and put on tortillas for soft tacos. Or dump over 1/2 c. of black beans for a meal.

    Similar idea for Italian chicken- 3 boneless chicken breasts, italian sauce, other vegetables or mushrooms as you like.......Serve over toast or small portion of pasta.

    Boneless skinless chicken thighs-- buy when they're on sale. They go on the stove with a little olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper. Add in mushrooms/carrots, etc. that you like -- Fast food dinner.
    edited June 11
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,158 Member Member Posts: 5,158 Member
    Day 1. Buy a rotisserie chicken and microwave some jacket potatoes. Prick first with a fork so steam can escape so potatoes don't explode. Depending on size of potatoes and strength of your microwve 4-10 minutes. Do 4 minutes first and have a squeeze, letting them go longer if not soft. Have an easy salad such as sliced tomato with commercial dressing. Concentrate on eating wings and drumsticks because leftover thighs and breasts are easier to deal with.

    Day 2. Chicken caesar. Green salad, store bought croutons, store bought caesar dressing, some chopped up leftover chicken.

    Day 3. Easy vaguely Mexican chicken salad. A chopped avocado, a jar of commercial salsa, a big handful of chopped coriander, some chopped up leftover chicken mixed in. Have that in store bought soft taco shells or tortillas.

    Day 4. Avgolemono soup. Boil some water with a chicken stock cube, the juice of a lemon, some chopped leftover chicken with a handful of rice for about 20 minutes. It should be the texture of thin oatmeal so add more water if needed. In a small bowl beat an egg and ladle in some of the hot soup, beat again, and then pour into the soup, turning the heat very low or off and stir in until slightly thickened by the egg. Have that with greek salad. That's chopped tomato, cucumber, onion, feta, olives and some commercial salad dressing.
  • Dakase83Dakase83 Member Posts: 2,432 Member Member Posts: 2,432 Member
    Anything you can prep.. I do most of my cooking for the week on Sunday, then all I have to go is make a veggie or something quick for a side and I'm done!
  • jenniferkaye2012jenniferkaye2012 Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    Thank y’all sooo much for the ideas!!
  • happysquidmuffinhappysquidmuffin Member Posts: 483 Member Member Posts: 483 Member
    Tinfoil meals. My lunch today was 85g frozen hasbrowns, 85g frozen mixed veggies, 1/3 cup frozen peas, 1/3 cup frozen edamame, and 1/2 cup cream of celery soup. Add a little extra seasoning salt on top. Wrap in tinfoil, bake for 20 minutes. Super easy, tasty, huge portion for about 310 calories.
  • gallicinvasiongallicinvasion Member, Premium Posts: 909 Member Member, Premium Posts: 909 Member
    Tinfoil meals. My lunch today was 85g frozen hasbrowns, 85g frozen mixed veggies, 1/3 cup frozen peas, 1/3 cup frozen edamame, and 1/2 cup cream of celery soup. Add a little extra seasoning salt on top. Wrap in tinfoil, bake for 20 minutes. Super easy, tasty, huge portion for about 310 calories.

    Wait...you wrapped soup in tinfoil?
  • shanda_jeanshanda_jean Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    Tinfoil meals. My lunch today was 85g frozen hasbrowns, 85g frozen mixed veggies, 1/3 cup frozen peas, 1/3 cup frozen edamame, and 1/2 cup cream of celery soup. Add a little extra seasoning salt on top. Wrap in tinfoil, bake for 20 minutes. Super easy, tasty, huge portion for about 310 calories.

    Wait...you wrapped soup in tinfoil?

    I figure she used only 1/2 a cup of soup which could have easily been soaked up with the hash browns, so seems plausible
  • thelastnightingalethelastnightingale Member, Premium Posts: 313 Member Member, Premium Posts: 313 Member
    Hey so I’m new to this and my life is hectic most of time I’m going non stop.
    I was wondering what would be easy, quick and SIMPLE to have for lunches/supper.

    Buy a soup maker. Seriously, you add chopped veg and stock (and you can even buy pre-chopped veg) and it magically turns into something delicious and low calorie. Minimal effort!
  • busyPKbusyPK Member Posts: 3,634 Member Member Posts: 3,634 Member
    Tinfoil meals. My lunch today was 85g frozen hasbrowns, 85g frozen mixed veggies, 1/3 cup frozen peas, 1/3 cup frozen edamame, and 1/2 cup cream of celery soup. Add a little extra seasoning salt on top. Wrap in tinfoil, bake for 20 minutes. Super easy, tasty, huge portion for about 310 calories.

    Wait...you wrapped soup in tinfoil?

    Any "cream of ..." soup is very, very thick out of the can. Like pudding. It just plops out and isn't "soup" until you mix water into it per can instructions.
  • sahipposahippo Member, Premium Posts: 3 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3 Member
    https://www.withpeanutbutterontop.com/santa-fe-chicken-foil-packets/
    Made this last night. It was super easy and delicious. I lowered the calories by using mozzarella cheese.
  • janemartin88janemartin88 Member, Premium Posts: 20 Member Member, Premium Posts: 20 Member
    sahippo wrote: »
    https://www.withpeanutbutterontop.com/santa-fe-chicken-foil-packets/
    Made this last night. It was super easy and delicious. I lowered the calories by using mozzarella cheese.

    Just looked at this, sounds fab - thanks for the tip!
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 5,890 Member Member Posts: 5,890 Member
    My simple meals would be things like sandwiches, omelettes, fritters.

    And in summer a salad plate consisting of things like tomato, cheese, boiled eggs, tuna, potato salad, sweet corn, cold meat slices.
  • happysquidmuffinhappysquidmuffin Member Posts: 483 Member Member Posts: 483 Member
    busyPK wrote: »
    Tinfoil meals. My lunch today was 85g frozen hasbrowns, 85g frozen mixed veggies, 1/3 cup frozen peas, 1/3 cup frozen edamame, and 1/2 cup cream of celery soup. Add a little extra seasoning salt on top. Wrap in tinfoil, bake for 20 minutes. Super easy, tasty, huge portion for about 310 calories.

    Wait...you wrapped soup in tinfoil?

    Any "cream of ..." soup is very, very thick out of the can. Like pudding. It just plops out and isn't "soup" until you mix water into it per can instructions.
    Lol yes, cream of soups out of cans are very thick. They add lots of flavor to veggies (and meat if you want) for a quick easy meal. I love tinfoil meals.
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