I too need to come up with more interesting meal ideas for light days; it's hard, since I'm vegetarian most of what y'all share doesn't work for me. And I find that elaborate recipes aren't a good idea; once it's time to eat (on a light day; I'm much more patient other days), I have zero patience with fussing (lucky if I can wait for broccoli to cook). Wish there was something I could make ahead and maybe heat up... BTW, I don't use (or even own) a microwave. And I HATE the low cal premade meals (like Lean Cuisine); even the smell makes me nauseated
My thought was for a lentil based vegetable soup, that could be jazzed up with spices or curry powder. It could be frozen in batches and reheated on a cooktop. Something like this...http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/663/brown+lentil+and+vegetable+soup That and some salad and /or fruit could make a quick fast day meal.
What ideas do you have that you can share? I really like the sound of @Pilchards vegetable curry - I'd love to know how you put it together.
I like to have my fast day meal planned so I don't go off track (so easy to do!) so I am always on the lookout for ideas.