When you start cooking consistently enough you will start finding your meal basics. The combinations of ingredients you learn to depend on when you need a good solid meal that makes you feel healthy and ready for everyday.
My basics are a Whole Grain, Bean or bean product such as Tofu or Tempeh, long cooked Root Vegetable, Blanched Green Vegetable and something acidic or fermented, fresh Salad with a lemon dressing, or some kind of Pickles
There are so many combinations of these dishes and it never really gets old for me. its a great meal.