This was gonna be my suggestion; make big meals and freeze portions to reheat. I do shepherd's pie, soups, stews, chilli, lasagne, or pasta sauces at the weekend; maybe more than one so I have a bit of variety. Then I just freeze a few in takeaway containers and put some in the fridge. Eventually you'll have a freezer full of tasty meals that you can just heat up, and maybe cook some pasta or rice to go with. It also saves money.Originally Posted by Dave in MPLS
I like making a big batch of chili in a slow cooker (like on Saturday) and then freeze 4 or 5 portions to reheat during the week. I actually just throw it in the fridge since I'll eat it within the week. When I actually serve it I'll take 15 minutes to nuke up some grits to serve it over. Or more often I just eat it with Fritos (not terribly unhealthy, but not terribly healthy either). The 'bean stew type thing' + 'grain or grain product' serves me well as a general meal template. Might wanna add some steamed fresh veggies in there too.