4 Throw Together One Pot Meals

Life has been busy.  Is it ever not?!

I feel like i keep saying I’m in a phase of throw together meals, but maybe this “phase” is really my new normal post-baby #2.

Moms… is it true? Will I ever get my peaceful cooking days back?

These are a few of my favorite meals that can be thrown together without a real recipe… although I’ll link to some recipes for those of you that like the specifics.

Cabbage Turkey Stew

2015-08-31 05.33.22This recipe was an experiment when I wanted to make a version of my grandma’s cabbage rolls without all the rolling.  I threw ground turkey, cabbage and tomatoes into a crock pot with a little broth/water… delish and SO easy!  It’s great topped with a little feta, avocado and parsley, and/or served over rice.

One Pot Mexican Dinner

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Begin with ground turkey or grass fed beef, onions, peppers and a little garlic.  After it’s sauteed and browned, add in a can of your favorite beans, 1/2 c. cooked rice if you have it, and tomatoes or salsa.  Sprinkle with a little cheddar and eat!

Vegetarian Quinoa Minestrone

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Saute onions and carrots in olive oil with Italian spices- oregano, rosemary, parsley and/or thyme.  Add favorite veggies and broth (I usually throw in freezer veggies like broccoli, lima beans and spinach).  Add a can of beans and cooked quinoa.  Simmer.  Season with salt and pepper and serve!

“Fried” Rice

2015-02-20 17.01.36Drain tofu.  Then chop it in cubes and saute in a little coconut oil.  Set it aside and saute whatever veggies you have: peppers, onions, zucchini, mushrooms and broccoli all work well.  Add leftover cooked rice (2-3 cups) and frozen peas.  Season with a few splashes of soy sauce and add a raw egg.  Cook until heated through.

 

Do you have a favorite one-pot dish?

What leftover ingredients do you like to use for a second different meal?

13 thoughts on “4 Throw Together One Pot Meals

  1. I didn’t do any New Year’s resolutions but I need to resolve 🙂 to making more at one time. Monday through Friday it’s just two of us and I’ve mastered the two-person meal. Which is not good because it leaves me no leftovers.
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  2. You had me at “throw it together in a pot”
    Ahhh, yes. That is my life.
    I love to cook and remember the days of pouring over beautiful cookbooks, with a glass of wine and classical music playing in the background…
    Now I want it healthy, easy and fast. And a lot of it – my family eats a TON.
    Thanks for the great ideas!! xo
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