By dinner, I mean the main meal of your day. So if you only eat 1 meal a day, that is your dinner. If you eat your largest meal at noon, that’s your dinner. If you eat significantly differently than the breakfast/lunch/dinner I assume most people do - well good for you, but this thread isn’t for you.
Meal can include multiple dishes. And you can fill out any nutritional needs with breakfast and lunch.
Consider all the relevant factors such as cost, preparation time/effort, nutrition, etc.
I’ve often said I would eat “people kibble” if there were such a thing. My wife is out of town this week, so I’ve reverted to my old favorite which I call “slop.” Boil up some chickpea or lentil pasta. In another pan, mix a can of beans with a can of salt-free diced tomatoes, add some frozen veggies (yesterday spinach and onions), add some chili powder or whatever spices you prefer. Serve up a bowl of pasta and veggies. Top w/ shredded cheese, sliced avocado, and/or salsa/gardeniera (sp?) if you wish…
I could eat that just about every day. It is cheap, easy to prep, requires few fresh ingredients, and pretty nutritious. (And I like the taste!)
Maybe baked chicken, rice, and mixed vegetables. Not distinctive enough to get cloying, and fairly balanced and healthy. And I like it but am not crazy about it. I think getting 100% stuck with something I’m initially crazy about has trouble written all over it.
Hey, no big deal on being too specific or whatever. No right or wrong answers.
So yeah - tacos is a fine answer. Maybe one week you pick up chicken instead of chorizo, and maybe the toppings vary somewhat, but basically the same dish, prepared the same way.
And it doesn’t have to be a 1-dish meal like mine. So chicken, rice, and veggies sounds good.
Both tacos and chicken and sides impress me as reasonably nutritious, not hugely expensive or difficult to make, etc.
And no reason the main meal can’t be breakfast foods. Imagine you’d want some veggies at your other 2 meals…
Pizza - now I’ll agree that I have a hard time imagining getting tired of pizza, but I’m not sure how it stands up in terms of nutrition. Even if you are eating it veggie, light on the cheese, that’s a whole bunch o carbs. Adding the side salad, tho, is a good way to make it somewhat healthier. Make your own pie? Frozen? Order out? The former could be a bit of a hassle in terms of buying/keeping all the ingredients and prep time. The latter could get pricey.
Corndogs - uh, I guess they are cheap and easy to make…