Dinner doesn’t have to be difficult. Want me to prove it? How about these 10 meals you can get on the table lickety-split probably using what you’ve already got in your pantry, fridge, and freezer?
Don’t see things you already have? Well, stock up!
Caveat – these aren’t the healthiest recipes you’re going to see on this site, but they are infinitely better than another trip through the drive-thru or call into Grub Hub. Baby steps, people. Baby steps.
Mac and Cheese with Peas
Kitchen Sink Fried Rice
Tortilla Crusted Fish with Peach and Feta Slaw
Veggie Hash with Eggs and Bacon
Grilled Cheese with Apples (and Deli Meat?)
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Ravioli with Sauce
Corn and Black Bean Quesadillas
Frozen Pizza and Salad
Hey, there wouldn’t be that many frozen pizza makers in business if they didn’t serve a purpose. Don’t beat yourself up if this is dinner every now and then. It’s a guaranteed hit, can be made without dirtying up many dishes, and if you pair it with a quick salad of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and carrots, its truly not that unhealthy.
Pretty Much Anything From Trader Joe’s Prepared Meal Case
Okay, I get it. This is the furthest I can get from a recipe and still be talking food, but you guys, sometimes that’s all the inspiration you need. Seriously, go check out the case full of interesting salads, stuffed sandwiches and wraps, sushi, and ready-to-heat entrees.
No TJ’s in your neck of the woods? I’m sure your grocery has the same concept, or grab a trusty rotisserie chicken and take a pass at the grocery’s salad bar. Those salad bars always have interesting pasta, bean and other creative salad options in addition to all the goodies needed for a green salad.