Turn 5 Main Ingredients into 25 Dinners

Posted by Princess Eva Angelica On 8:33 AM
Too busy to cook dinner every night? Trying to not spend a ton of money at the grocery store? Here's how you can take 1 main ingredient and turn it into 5 new dinners. As I mentioned in my meal planning post, cook this main ingredient when you get home from the grocery store, wrap individually and freeze it, to use in 5 different weeknight meals.

1) Chicken

  • Grilled chicken parmesan with mozzarella and tomato sauce
  • Chicken stir fry with brown rice, broccoli, and sauce of choice
  • Chicken paninis with spinach, roasted tomato, and pesto
  • Breaded and baked chicken strips with buffalo sauce served over salad
  • Chicken kabobs with zucchini, mushrooms, and peppers, marinade and BBQ on a stick

2) Ground Turkey

  • Turkey Chili
  • Turkey Burgers with carrot fries
  • English muffin pizzas with spinach, cheese, and ground turkey
  • Turkey meatballs with whole wheat pasta with basil and olive oil
  • Italian turkey meatloaf

3) Eggs

  • Sweet potato with spinach and egg scramble
  • Savory omelete with goat cheese, spinach and onions
  • Egg salad sandwiches made with light mayo and terragon
  • Add hard boiled eggs to a Greek or Caesar Salad
  • Quiche feta, salmon, and dill

4) Black Beans

  • Healthy baked nachos with black beans, avocado, and salsa
  • Mix with rice, veggies, and tofu for a vegetarian stir fry
  • Make homemade black bean burgers 
  • Process to make a bean dip for veggies and pita chips
  • Black bean soup

5) Salmon

  • Make fish tacos with whole wheat tortillas, cabbage, and yogurt sauce
  • Top with salsa and serve with roasted vegetables
  • Make salmon cakes
  • Teriyaki salmon with pineapple and snap peas
  • Salmon chowder with vegetables

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