7 Light Meals in 20 Minutes
When you’re hungry and looking for a quick meal, you need not sacrifice your healthy eating to feel full. Here are 7 delicious, quick, and healthy dinner ideas to make in a hurry.
Stuffed Baked Potato
Microwave a large potato, regular or sweet, then split it and fill it with steamed vegetables mixed with low-fat sour cream and a pinch of garlic salt or chopped fresh herbs.
Grilled Chicken Pita
Slit and fill a whole-wheat pita round with sliced, grilled, or broiled chicken breast, lettuce and tomato, and a sauce of spicy salsa mixed with low-fat mayonnaise.
Easy Vegetable Pasta
Sauté chopped peppers, zucchini, onions, and fresh tomatoes until soft. Add prepared tomato pasta sauce and a handful of torn basil leaves. When warm, serve over pasta and top with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
Mediterranean Chicken Wrap
Prepare a mixture of sliced, cooked chicken breast, fresh alfalfa sprouts or spinach, tomato, chopped peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Place it on a large tortilla, drizzle with low-fat balsamic vinaigrette and wrap tortilla around filling, tucking in the sides to make a long package.
Spicy Turkey Quesadilla
Top a large flour tortilla with strips of sliced smoked turkey, finely diced tomato, chopped fresh cilantro (coriander), and reduced-fat cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese. Drizzle on your favourite hot sauce, then place another tortilla on top. Heat in an oven or toaster oven until cheese is melted, then cut into wedges and serve with low-fat sour cream and more hot sauce if desired.