Turn 5 Main Ingredients Into 25 Dinners

Too busy to cook dinner every night? Trying to save money at the grocery store? Here's how you can take one main ingredient and turn it into five fresh and delicious dinners.

Cook this main ingredient when you get home from the grocery store, wrap it individually and freeze it. Then use it to make these five 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 panini 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 omelet with goat cheese, spinach and onions
  • Egg salad sandwiches made with light mayo and tarragon
  • 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
  • Homemade black bean burgers
  • Process to make a bean dip for veggies and pita chips
  • Black bean soup

5. Salmon

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

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