On some days, our schedule is so hectic that no matter how hard we try there is absolutely no way that we could make dinner. Yes, there are meals you can prepare quickly, but even quick meals still take some time, unless it’s a ready-made meal that goes into the microwave or 2-minute-noodles. But that’s not what you want, right? You want your family to eat healthy.
The solution is very simple: You need to come up with some ideas that are healthy, filling and quick to make. Really quick. Dinner does not always need to be a huge meal. Sometimes, a light simple dish can be just as satisfying. Cooking takes time. So you need something that doesn’t need to cook.
Have you ever thought about transforming a boring sandwich into an exciting dinner? Try this:
1. Baked Egg And Tomato Sandwich
Take a slice of whole grain bread. Put a slice of lean ham on, a few slices of tomato and a baked egg. Sprinkle some paprika or cayenne pepper on top and voilà, dinner is ready within 15 minutes. You can easily prepare the sandwiches whilst the eggs are baking, and trusting that you have a large pan, maybe even two, you can bake the eggs in one go.
2. Salmon Sandwich With Salad
Put a few leaves green salad on a whole grain sandwich and a slice of smoked salmon, top it up with a few onion rings and season with freshly ground black pepper and dill.
3. Grilled Hamburger Sandwich
Prepare the meatballs in advance with lean minced meat. You can make several portions, keep them in the deep freezer and defrost them the day you need them. Use whole grain bread, put some lettuce on, then your meatballs and a slice of tomato. Top it with a slice of low-fat cheese and put it under the grill for a few minutes until the cheese has melted.
4. Salad Sandwich With Feta And Thyme
Put thin slices of cucumber, low-fat feta cheese and tomato on your whole grain sandwich. Top it with onion rings and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and thyme.
5. Hawaiian Sandwich
Put a slice of lean ham, a ring of canned pineapple and a slice of low-fat cheese on a slice of brown toast and place it under the grill for about 5 minutes until the cheese has melted and is golden. Sprinkle a bit of yellow curry powder over the cheese and decorate it with a pitted cherry.
By now you will have noticed the pattern I’m following: whole grain bread, fruit or vegetables, a protein rich food (meat, ham or fish), and low-fat dairy products. Spices can add an extra flavor to your sandwich. With this pattern in mind, you can create a great number of tasty, filing and healthy sandwich recipes that allow you to serve dinner in as little as 15 minutes.
Bettina Berlin is a health professional specializing in healthy nutrition and quick cooking. Eating healthy and thus maintaining a healthy weight can significantly improve your health and help prevent many diseases. Is your life so hectic that preparing healthy food often seems impossible? Then visit http://www.elishas-quick-recipes.blogspot.com TODAY and get your FREE fast cooking tips and much delicious quick easy recipes!