Quick and Easy-to-make Dinner Ideas that Are Also Healthy for You

Quick and Easy-to-make Dinner Ideas

Quick and Easy-to-make Dinner Ideas that Are Also Healthy for You | We all know that fast food can be a wrong choice for our diet, but did you know that healthy food doesn’t have to require hours in the making? That’s right. Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily involve hours in the kitchen, by the stove, chopping, stirring and mixing. With our quick and easy-to-make meal options, you’ll have a yummy breakfast, lunch or dinner any time you want it. Best of all – you don’t have to have MasterChef skills to prepare them.

Cobb salad

There’s nothing lighter and yummier than a tasty cob salad in the hot summer evening. Get your necessary vitamin intake for the day by mixing together one chopped head romaine, cubed rotisserie chicken breasts, a medium-size cucumber, 4 hard-boiled eggs that you’ll cut in quarters, a few cherry tomatoes, a medium avocado peeled and cubed, crumbled blue cheese and a few slices of cooked bacon. Arrange lettuce on a plate and start layering your salad ingredients. If you love a juicy dressing in your salad, you can mix red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, sugar, garlic, oregano, and some salt to make the salad taste even more appealing.

Summer Vegetable, Chicken, and Gnocchi Soup

You know how you always have to go to your nearest local gnoccheria to get the best gnocchi meal you love so much? Well, with this easy-to-make recipe, you’ll have almost as delicious gnocchi as at the gnoccheria, but with a slight twist. You’ll have your gnocchi in a soup. For this meal, you’ll need sweet onions, garlic, butter, sliced zucchini, fresh dill, chicken, gnocchi, green beans, baby spinach, fresh lemon juice, and fresh dill for serving. Start by taking a large pot to cook sweet onion garlic cloves in butter for 4 to 6 minutes until translucent. Add zucchini and fresh dill, cook for half a minute and stir in cover and chicken to simmer for 3 more minutes. Throw in green beans, chicken and gnocchi, cover and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. If the beans are crisp-tender, stir in baby spinach and lemon juice. Once the spinach is wilted, the soup is done. Add salt and pepper to your liking.  

Veggie frittatas

One of the best breakfast-for-dinner options includes a vegetable-filled frittata. You’ll need a good-sized leek that you’ll sauté for 3-4 minutes. Another item on the list includes asparagus, which you’ll add to the leek and cook for additional 1-2 minutes. Once those are cooked, you can add frozen peas, baby spinach, salt and pepper, and sauté for another 1-2 minutes. Half of your frittata is already done. Now, all you need to do is whisk together 10 eggs, add yogurt, salt, and pepper to create a nice frittata mixture. Pour it into the pan and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Once that’s cooked, dollop some goat cheese, and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

When you’re sick and tired of takeout food, when you want something tasty and easy to make, the casserole is your way to go. For this version, you’ll need egg noodles, tuna in water, canola oil, an onion, diced celery stalks, two cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup, Cheddar cheese, frozen peas and potato chips. Cook the noodles as instructed on the packaging. After they’re done, pour ½ of the cooking water in a separate bowl, and drain the rest. Put the noodles back in the pot, add the soup and the cooking water you separated. Stir in 1 tablespoon at a time. While that’s simmering, heat oil in a small pan, add onion and celery alongside pepper and salt. Cook for about 7 minutes until the veggies are soft. Combine all the vegetables, tuna, cheese, and peas in the pot with noodles. Use a 9-by-13-inch baking pan to hold the meal that you’ll top with potato chips. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Final thoughts

Making healthy food doesn’t have to require hours. Whether you want to have a salad, some pasta or maybe frittatas, it can all be done in record time. All of the above recipes won’t take longer than 45 minutes to prepare, cook, and allow you to serve a delicious meal to your friends and family. We hope you enjoy making and tasting it and be sure to let us know your impressions.