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Simple Suppers ...and they're good for you too!

Updated on April 14, 2013
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#1 Never Fail Chicken Stir-Fry

This is a good tasting Stir-Fry that is very versatile. I have made this in so many variations and it's always delicious, satisfying and healthy. This is a meal you can have ready in 30 minutes using the time saver ingredients. You can't go wrong with this dish.

Just Do This & Then Enjoy!

  1. In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup water, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, chicken bouillon and garlic powder. Set aside.
  2. In large non-stick skillet, pan or wok heat oil. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add vegetables and remaining water to wok, pan or skillet. Steam until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add soy sauce mixture. Heat until liquid is slightly thickened.
  4. Serve over rice or pasta.

Here's What You'll Need...

  • 1 ¼ cups Water
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Starch
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Chicken Bouillon, granules
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
  • 16 ounces Chicken, bone & skin free, cut in strips
  • 6 medium Green Onions, fresh
  • 8 cups Broccoli, fresh
  • 8 ounces Mushrooms, fresh, sliced
  • 2 cups Rice or Pasta, cooked

Healthier & Time Saving Variations:

  • Substitute Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce and Reduced Sodium Chicken Bouillon in place of regular.

  • Replace fry method of cooking chicken with micro-cooking using no oil or use precooked canned chicken. This recipe could also be made with ground beef or turkey.

  • Replace wok pan with large pan to steam vegetables in small amount of water.

  • Replace fresh vegetables with any frozen (or canned) vegetables of your choosing.

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5 stars from 2 ratings of Never Fail Chicken Stir-Fry

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 8 Servings

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup = ¾ cup Stir Fry, ¼ cup Rice or Noodle
Calories 204
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 20 g7%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 21 g42%
Cholesterol 48 mg16%
Sodium 357 mg15%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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#2 Tempting Taco Noodle Casserole

All the comforts of home with this scrumptious meal. It's got the cheesy, creamy, flavorful taste you've been craving! By using some lighter style ingredients, this recipe will fit right into your meal plan. Couple this with your favorite salad and you have a very delicious supper. This is another recipe that can be ready in 30 minutes. That's just what we need on a busy weeknight or anytime.

Just Do This & Then Enjoy!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Bring 8 quarts of water to a boil. Add macaroni. Bring water to a 2nd boil. Boil macaroni for 10-12 minutes. Drain.

  3. While noodles are cooking, brown the ground beef or turkey. Drain.

  4. Add cheese, soup, tomatoes & chilies, sour cream and taco seasoning to hot macaroni.

  5. Stir in meat.

  6. Pour into 12" x 8" casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly.

Here's What You'll Need...

  • 1 lb. Ground Beef or Turkey, lean

  • 2 cups Elbow Macaroni, uncooked

  • 1 cup Velveeta Light Cheese, cubed

  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup, reduced fat

  • 1 can Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, mild

  • 4 oz Sour Cream, reduced fat

  • 1 package Taco Seasoning, mild


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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 15 min

Ready in: 35 min

Yields: 8 Servings

Nutrition Information

 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
 
Calories
387
Calories from Fat
72
 
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g
12%
Saturated fat 3 g
15%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
 
Carbohydrates 51 g
17%
Sugar 4 g
 
Fiber 2 g
8%
Protein 23 g
46%
Cholesterol 48 mg
16%
Sodium 820 mg
34%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The Values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated
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#3 Pizza Perfect Casserole

Here is a meal you can pack full of your favorite items. The ingredient list is very adaptable, based on your own taste preferences. This is one version of what could be endless possibilities. This pizza dish is a perfect companion to many side dishes. This is a recipe your family will ask you to make again and again.

Just Do This & Then Enjoy!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Bring 8 quarts of water to a boil. Add rigatoni noodles. Bring water to a 2nd boil. Boil macaroni for 10-12 minutes. Drain.

  3. While noodles are cooking, brown the ground beef or turkey. Drain.

  4. Combine the cooked noodles and meat with all remaining ingredients, except ½ cup mozzarella cheese.

  5. Transfer to a 13" x 9" casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

  6. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Here's What You'll Need...

  • 1 lb. Ground Beef or Turkey, lean

  • 2 cups Rigatoni Noodles, uncooked

  • 2 15 oz. jars Pizza Sauce

  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, reduced fat

  • 1 pkg. Turkey Pepperoni

  • 1 medium Onion, chopped

  • 1 can Mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 can Black Olives, sliced

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 25 min

Ready in: 45 min

Yields: 8 Servings

Nutrition Information

 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
 
Calories
327
Calories from Fat
99
 
% Daily Value *
Fat 11 g
17%
Saturated fat 5 g
25%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
 
Carbohydrates 24 g
8%
Sugar 1 g
 
Fiber 2 g
8%
Protein 30 g
60%
Cholesterol 74 mg
25%
Sodium 849 mg
35%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The Values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated

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    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      9 months ago from England

      I love the chicken too! this is great! I will save and come back to it, thanks

    • sunflowerforests profile imageAUTHOR

      sunflowerforests 

      3 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      @ doctor b j....thatthat's my favorite of those three recipes also. Thanks for chatting here...

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      3 years ago from south Florida

      My favorite is the simple chicken stir-fry. I like meals that are quick and easy to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe, m'dear.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      3 years ago from England

      I wish there was a yum button! lol! great recipes, loved this!

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Great recipes! The pizza casserole looks good. Thanks!

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      Rayne123 

      4 years ago

      well this is a great hub, I am not much of a creative cook. Now that I am single I hardly cook at all. This will be great

      I also just for some reason (even though I am following you) just really noticed your profile picture and name. I love it

      Blessings

      Laurie

    • sunflowerforests profile imageAUTHOR

      sunflowerforests 

      5 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      Thank you for your comment. Hope you enjoy them.

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      vespawoolf 

      5 years ago from Peru, South America

      The versatile stir fry sounds especially delicious and healthy to me. Thanks for these recipes and the ideas, too!

    • sunflowerforests profile imageAUTHOR

      sunflowerforests 

      5 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      Hello Thelma Alberts! Thank you for reading. We eat the stir fry quite frequently. It's easy, healthy and doesn't taste easy and healthy...lol.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      These are yummy supper ideas. I like the chicken stir fry most. Thanks for sharing;-)

    • sunflowerforests profile imageAUTHOR

      sunflowerforests 

      5 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      Thank you Fullerman5000. It's so good to know that you will give them a try. I think you will be pleased when you taste them too.

    • sunflowerforests profile imageAUTHOR

      sunflowerforests 

      5 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      Hey thank you Minnetonka Twin. I am so glad you like them.

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      Ryan Fuller 

      5 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Thanks for sharing these. They all sound and look delicious. I have been wanting to eat healthier and focus on meals that are good for me as well as easy to cook. I cannot wait to give some of these a try. The taco noodle one sounds amazing. Thanks again for posting these recipes.

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      Linda Rogers 

      5 years ago from Minnesota

      I love these dinner ideas. It's always nice to add to my recipe folder to help me out. Hit many buttons and voted up.

    • sunflowerforests profile imageAUTHOR

      sunflowerforests 

      5 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      Careermommy thank you for reading! I hope you all enjoy the dishes. :)

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      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes to choose from, sunflowerforests. I am always on the hunt for easy recipe ideas. That pizza casserole is very unique and one that I might try.

    • sunflowerforests profile imageAUTHOR

      sunflowerforests 

      5 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      Thanks for your comment and vote.

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      Chris Achilleos 

      5 years ago

      I'll be looking forward to trying the Taco Noodle Casserole. Thanks for sharing this hub. Voted up and useful!

    • sunflowerforests profile imageAUTHOR

      sunflowerforests 

      5 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      Thank you Eddy for your comment. You have a great day too!

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Mmm wonderful recipes and I vote up and share. Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      CozyPozy 

      5 years ago from USA

      Have made the pizza casserole dish before. Kids love it! Will have to try your others. The chicken dish especially sounds good.

    • sunflowerforests profile imageAUTHOR

      sunflowerforests 

      5 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      Yes, I have been following Bill's article's, as he writes some very powerful messages, and they caught my attention right from the start. Thanks for your comment and well wishes. I do hope you like these recipes. If you think of it, come back and rate them. We just had the stir-fry last night and I was able to have the left-overs for lunch. Which saved me from the temptation of Mickey D's today ;-)

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      Sheri Dusseault 

      5 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Yum!!! I am going to try these for sure. I totally agree with what Billybuc has said. I am new here too and have followed his advice. Do follow Bill as his writing is great and he has a huge following and is generous with his help. Good luck and welcome!

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      sunflowerforests 

      5 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      Thank you for your advice. I do like HubPages and have been reading so many other articles by talented people here. I will have to check into other sites too.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I hope you are enjoying HP so far, and I hope you are visiting other sites and commenting. Building a network of writers will pay dividends in the long run, and you will make great friends along the way.

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