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  1. I like making a knock off pad thai with zucchini “zoodles,” extra veggies, and a peanut/soy sauce for a quick, week night meal. We don’t eat a ton of meat (we were vegetarian for 10 years), so I’m not used to cooking meat…but I thought you were supposed to discard marinades after using them on raw meat?

    • I’ve heard some people do, but I actually asked this question in my food safety class back during my stint in culinary school, and just as long as the marinade gets brought up to the same temperature as you would the meat, they said it was fine.

      • learn something new every day! in this case, two things because I didn’t know you went to culinary school! 🙂

      • Just for a hot second! It wasn’t the right path for me, so I didn’t graduate. But it was a good experiment!

  2. My favorite way is to stir fry some chicken and veggies and serve it over rice. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  3. My favorite quick and healthy weeknight meal is a one pot dish of ground turkey, canned tomatoes, beans, frozen vegetables, and spices/garlic. Only 1 pot to clean, and no prep involved!

  4. My go to quick and healthy meal is a veggie stir fry with brown rice and either teriyaki sauce or soy sauce and sesame oil. It is so tasty and quick to prepare.

  5. My favorite are chicken tacos or salads, made with shredded chicken that’s been cooked in salsa in the crockpot. So easy and delish.

  6. Put on some rice or quinoa to cook. Sauté onions until soft and then add kale and some water to steam. Blend up a tahini+lemon juice+soy sauce+sirracha sauce and serve with crunchy sunflower seeds. So tasty, healthy, and fast!

  7. Question…. is the recipe correct in regards to the red pepper flakes? It says 1/2 cup…… we are breathing fire …. I had to make the kids a pizza instead bc it was soooo spicy.

      • It happens. Kind of disappointing because i had to throw it out it wasn’t eatible after a few bites 🙁 hate wasting money and time. Wish you were closer and you could re make me a batch 😉

  8. Tacos! Whole wheat tortillas, lean ground beef and some beans and lettuce and cheese! Done in 20 minutes and very filling!

  9. My favorite quick and healthy meal to prepare on a weekday would be grilled lemon chicken with a big salad full of romaine, tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, celery, jarred roasted bell peppers, avocado, and hemp seeds! I like to add a light rice vinegar salad dressing and pair it with a big glass of savingon blanc or Pinot Gris : )

  10. Favorite go-to quickie meal would have to be some kind of grain/veggie bowl – brown rice or quinoa or whole grain bread as a base, bunch of veggies (cooked or raw) piled on next, and a couple of poached eggs and a dash of salt/pepper/olive oil on top. Easy is good. Sooooo good.

  11. I love chicken and rice. It’s quick and easy to make and tastes great.
    I also like your recipe and am going to give it a try. Thanks so much.

  12. My favorite recipe for quick and healthy weeknight dinner is one-pot Japanese chicken and eggs rice.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  13. My healthy quick weeknight dinner is mixed vegetable soup. I think adding rice to it would be wonderful too. thanks for sharing.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  14. My favorite quick, and healthy, dish with rice is chicken & veggies with rice!! Simple, but with a lot of seasoning! So flavorful! 🙂

  15. One of our favorite quick and healthy weeknight meals is boneless chicken with veggies all baked together on a sheet pan. And it’s easy to change up the flavors by using different veggies, herbs, and flavorings.

  16. We aren’t rushed that often simply because I do prepare food in advance, especially during baseball season. My boys are on different teams that practice at different times on opposite sides of the earth! And this year my oldest son has added Track to the mix! A healthy simple meal that we do make is stir-fry, especially in the summer when the garden vegetables are plentiful. It’s a great meal that gives the kids fuel to continue to go, go, go!

  17. I love a good pot roast for a quick, healthy dinner! Throw in a lot of veggies and let it cook all day. The, at dinner time, BAM! It’s ready to go! 🙂

  18. My favorite fast and healthy dinner is a shrimp and veggie stir-fry. I make extra for leftovers so I have an even quicker dinner later.

  19. From a food safety standpoint, it’s really not advisable to reuse meat marinades. It’s getting cooked still in this recipe, but it’s rather dangerous to pour raw chicken bacteria back into cooked food in case it is not cooked long enough again. In future recipes, I would highly suggest not doing this!!

    I did the recipe without marinating the chicken, and it was still very nice.

  20. I love putting together a quick and easy tortilla soup, with rice of course!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  21. My fav quick/easy/healthy rice recipe for easy dinners is my lemon olive oil rice. It is so easy and makes a great side dish to just about anything.

  22. #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    My best quick recipes during the week are to use quick cook minute rices, frozen veggies and strips of beef or chicken to combine & cook in tasty stir fry dishes

    KC

  23. Prep is NOT 15 minutes!! It took about an hour to prep all the veggies involved. No doubt once everything is prepped the meal comes together in no time. Grossed out by the raw chicken marinade being used as the sauce later. Worth it to make a separate sauce from what the chicken soaks in. Overall did love the amount of fresh veggies in the dish but did not like eating an hour late. Consider skipping the prep and going with a ready made bag of stir fry veggies.

  24. If I feel like a quick “sometimes” dinner, it’s got to be my creamy garlic prawns with rice. It takes about 4 minutes to go from wok to fork and about the same time to polish it off. Chuck in some crusty bread and I’m in heaven!

  25. A favourite of mine is peacan nut and cottage cheese patties. They are unbelievable. They can not be detected as vegetarian! Throw a salad together and bingo – you’re on a winner dinner!

  26. Very tasty!!! I added some water chestnuts and bamboo shoots towards the end and I also used fresh broccoli instead of frozen. It came out very nice! 🙂

  27. All I have made in my life is eggs with toast, rice, and naans lol tomorrow is my first time cooking a proper meal since I got banned from the kitchen (8 years). I google a healthy stir fry recipe and clicked on this one…..wish me luck. *finger crossed* that I don’t blow up my apartment and that I cook an edible one. 🙂

  28. This was sooo good! Such a nice blend of flavors! I am kind of weird about re-using the marinade so I made a little extra. The dish was a little spicy for me but not for anyone else that tried it. I was wondering if the extra marinade should have less of the red pepper flakes??? I am not a cook….sooo Definitely will be having this again!!

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