I used to stress out about using up all my produce before it went bad. So I developed a set of dishes based around several ingredients so that I could finish my produce without eating the same dishes night after night.
Take, for example, my favorite combination of vegetables: garlic, onion, red pepper, orange pepper, yellow pepper, yellow squash, and zucchini. I have these items in my fridge at all times and I never get sick of them because I always mix up my flavors.
Off the top of my head, here are a few dishes I could make with these vegetables:
fajitas, tofu stir fry, pasta with marinara and vegetables, ramen, vegetable soup, a panini, quiche, chili, grown up mac and cheese, shepherd’s pie, pizza
Say on night #1, you want to whip up chicken fajitas. Saute the vegetables with seasoning- I like to add cayenne, pepper, salt, oregano, cumin, etc. Put half of them in tupperware for the next day. Sprinkle a whole-wheat tortilla with grated cheese and top with vegetables, baked chicken, black beans, sour cream, salsa, and avocado.
So what might you make for lunch tomorrow? Stay tuned!