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Help me think of tasty, nutritious prep-ahead dishes to keep in my fridge for quick breakfasts and dinners

gimlis1mum | Jan 5, 201405:17 PM

Sorry for the generic title, here's the longer explanation: for the last few years, my cooking has gone all over the map due to changes in family and health. At the present I feel somewhat adrift; I can't cook the way I really want to, or the way I was used to, for various reasons.

I'm trying to think of things that I can prep ahead of time and re-heat (or eat cold) for quick, nutritious meals for me. The time crunch is in the morning while trying to get the kids ready for school, and in the late afternoon while i'm making their dinner.

I'm looking for nutritious but not necessarily low-fat things, especially those that incorporate lots of veggies. I don't really love salads but if I put some avocado on it that helps :-) It's just me eating the stuff so a big pot of something doesn't really work either (I'm not into crockpots, but my rice cooker has a pressure cook function that I use often). I could freeze leftovers but I've learned that one of my quirks is that I don't really like frozen leftovers. So 3-4 servings of something, that isn't too much work, would be about right. (Too much work would be the multiple curries that I used to make for a weeknight dinner).

I love a fried egg with veggies (leftover curry, kimchee, etc) and rice but even that's that's usually too time consuming in the am rush. One thing that's worked is an "egg bake" with spinach and quinoa (will post recipe if anyone wants it). And for the afternoon snack I've been making roasted brussels sprouts with beets.

Please hit me with your suggestions!

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