Cooking ahead is a great way to make sure you have some go-to meals for busy weeknights. There are plenty of chili recipes on the recipe board here (along with Burdle's bean recipes!). You can even make white bean chicken or turkey chili.
I make an eggplant lasagna. I slice the eggplant, salt it, and let it drain for about 30 min. to get out the bitterness. Then rinse, pat dry, and roast slices on a cookie sheet drizzled with olive oil until they're golden brown. Then I use them in place of lasagna noodles. I usually roast them when I have the oven going for something else and then just put them in a container in the fridge until I have time to assemble my lasagna.
I like to stuff large veggies like peppers or portabella mushrooms with SB friendly ingredients. One of my favorite dishes in the world is a spinach/feta pie like spanikopita, but I make the filling and stuff it into a pepper or mushroom instead. I use cooked spinach (frozen and defrosted is fine), lf feta, a little cottage cheese sometimes. Stuff the veggie and bake, then freeze.
You can also use lean ground beef or turkey with ethnic spices of your choice - Asian, Mexican, etc. and use the filling in lettuce wraps instead of some kind of starchy wrap. Or use to stuff into a veggie. If you add minced veggies to the filling, it will add to your required veggies for that meal. Freeze filling in small containers.
Restart : 1/8/13
Restart Wt: 184.4
Round 1: 1/5/09
Beginning Wt: 191.6
Goal #1 Met: 160.0 7/09
Goal #2 Met: 155.0 3/10
Ultimate goal: 150-155 without having to kill myself with exercise or give up chocolate, ice cream, or wine!