“Mom, what’s for dinner?”
Every. Single. Day.
You need to make dinner. But of course, it has to be healthy. You don’t want your family to eat junk. And you want to make it quick. You’re tired after that long day at work and you’ve got about 20-30 minutes max to prepare that dinner.
And as if these two conditions weren’t enough, the dinner should be delicious as well. Because let’s face it – kids would rather have fried chicken than steamed vegetables. They don’t care about the health factor, they want yummy food.
So there you have it – you need something that’s quick, delicious, and healthy. How do you do that?
Let’s cover some quick recipes that fulfill all these criteria.
Chicken and Sesame Noodles
Lean chicken and lots of veggies make it a healthy choice for dinner. Add carrots, zucchini, bell peppers, and other vegetables to the noodles. Add sesame seeds that are high in calcium.
Just make sure you rinse spaghetti until its cold and then shake it well in the colander. Spaghetti is something that’s loved by kids as well as adults. Lean chicken is rich in protein, which means it’s a well-balanced meal for the entire family.
Chicken Satay Salad
Not everyone is a big fan of salads. But this one is a satay salad and will be loved by your entire family.
You’ll need some early prepping to make this one. Take chicken breast (it’s lean chicken so it’s low-fat and high in protein) and marinate it. Bake it or roast it. Add green leafy veggies along with pomegranate seeds.
Spread some peanut satay sauce on top. This meal is low cal, yummy, and high in protein. A perfect dinner choice for absolutely any day of the week.
Broccoli and Steak
This yummilicious dish is rich in protein and comes with a Japanese flavor twist with sushi ginger. It’s served with wholegrain rice and this entire dish takes up to 30 minutes, including prepping time.
Cook the steak in a non-stick frying pan and once it’s cooked, put in some chopped up spring onions so they can soak in the meat juices. Add the steak, broccoli, sushi ginger, and steak in rice mixture to get the perfect protein pot.
Spicy Lentil and Carrot Soup
Lentils are rich in protein and carrot in vitamins. This mixture is a complete food in itself – just add the right spices to make it more delicious. This soup can be made in less than 30 minutes. Or if you want, add it in a slow cooker and let it cook for some hours while you take care of other work.
Cook a light lentil soup in vegetable stock and add sauteed carrots. Add spices and seasonings along with a spoon of fresh plain yogurt. You can serve it with some baked bread as well.
Omelette Pancakes with Spicy Sauce
It’s gluten free so if you have allergies, this will be perfect for you. It is low in calories and rich in protein. These egg pancakes have herbs and are served with spicy tomato sauce. Plus it’s quick to make. Eggs will be ready in about 1-3 minutes.
The sauce can be prepared on the side and will take about 10 minutes to cook. Add some garlic for extra flavor. Serve with herbs such as basil.
Eat Light – Have a Great Night
Eating light will help you have better sleep. These healthy dinner options will not just keep you active but will also leave you craving for the same dish over and over again, thanks to their flavor and scrumptiousness.