Updated: Jul 3, 2020
This is the unrelenting question that requires a daily answer. Always. And Forever...Sigh...
Because this is a common problem, I will occasionally be posting recipes or links to wonderful recipes that we have tried and maybe they can help you figure out what's for dinner. If you have a great recipe you would like me to share, email me and I will try include it on here (depends how many we get) so others can have some great ideas to this never ending question.
Starting Out Easy
So to begin, here is an easy meal idea that is healthy and delicious. It is simple and everyone in my family is always happy with this dinner.
Baked Chicken and Brown Rice with Seasoned Green Beans
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (fresh or frozen and thinly sliced)
2 teaspoons garlic & herb seasoning (I use McCormick Salt-Free)
4 teaspoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons olive oil (I use California Olive Ranch brand)
2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F). Lay chicken breasts on baking sheet. Sprinkle garlic and herb seasoning over chicken then drizzle lemon juice over each chicken breast, then olive oil, next place a half tablespoon of butter on each chicken breast. For frozen chicken breasts, bake about 45 minutes until all juices have baked away in the pan and leave only the oils.
*You can baste the chicken breasts to prevent the from drying out. I usually don't and generally do not have an issue with it. But when the chicken comes out of the oven, I use tongs to flip each breast to coat the top with the olive oil and then flip it back over.
1 cup dry brown basmati rice
2 cups water
Cook according to package directions. Generally takes about 45 minutes to cook, so be sure to plan accordingly.
Seasoned Green Beans
1 (24 ounce) package frozen green beans
2-4 teaspoons seasoning salt (Penzeys is the BEST)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
Add green beans to 2 to 3-quart pan with lid. Add butter, olive oil and seasoning salt. Stir beans and cover. Cook over medium-high, stirring every 3 to 5 minutes until beans start to cook. Once they begin to cook, remove lid and cook, stirring every couple of minutes until all liquid cooks out leaving beans still a little crunchy but done, about 7 to 10 minutes.
As an additional side, you can always get frozen rolls and cook according to package directions.