4 Healthy Dinners in a Flash

No time to prepare a homemade meal? No problem. We have 4 simple weeknight healthy dinners that you can make in 30 minutes or less.

Banza Pasta with Tomato Sauce & Salad

Keeping your kitchen well cleaned and stocked is essential for throwing together a quick dinner. Shelf-stable lentil and bean pastas are a healthy staple for any kitchen. Banza, a brand of pasta made from chickpeas, contains twice the amount of protein and four times as much fiber as regular pasta. And it is easy to prepare. Just boil some water, cook the pasta according to the package and top with your favorite sauce. Pair with a salad kit or mixed greens on the side.

Rotisserie Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries and Steamed Spinach

Frozen vegetables are a convenient and cost effective alternative to fresh options for healthy dinners. In addition, most frozen produce is nutritionally similar to fresh produce. Keeping staples like spinach, green beans, corn, sweet potato fries, edamame and peas in your freezer will help you put a balanced meal on the table when you’re short on time to prepare the fresh stuff. Just carve the chicken while you cook the vegetables and you’ll have dinner on the table in no time.

Grilled Salmon with Brown Rice and Green Beans

In a real hurry? Purchase pre-made brown rice, steam frozen or fresh green beans in the microwave and grill a seasoned salmon filet in less than twenty minutes. If you have extra time consider making the rice yourself to cut down on cost to make your healthy dinners more afordable.

Teriyaki Shrimp Stir Fry

Saute a bag of frozen stir-fried vegetables until warm. Remove from pan and add thawed peeled, deveined shrimp. Saute until cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Add vegetables back into the pan and top with a low-sodium teriyaki sauce. Serve over leftover brown rice from your salmon dinner.


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