5 Healthy Dinner Ideas

Short on time but searching for a healthy meal? Here are 5 healthy supper concepts that you can make in under 20 minutes.

We all want more scrumptious, healthy, home-cooked dishes. But with the busy rate of life these days, preparing a gourmet meal from scratch is not always sensible.(If you can pull it off however, you are our hero!) For those of us with little time however excellent (nutrition) objectives, here are 5 healthy dinners that you can make for yourself or your household in 20 minutes or less.

Spaghetti and turkey meatballs

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Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs – and a Side Salad!

Let us face it: it’s hard to go wrong with spaghetti and meatballs. You can turn your pasta meal into a healthy dish that you can feel great about serving your family. For excellent nourishment without compromising taste, choose an entire wheat pasta. And the sauce is a terrific location to add extra veggies – zucchini, broccoli, peppers – or whatever veggies match your taste.

Rotisserie Chicken and Spring VeggiesRotisserie Chicken and Veggies

I got this tip from our resident AppforHealth.com ‘RD Mom’ Ilaria St. Florian. She’s a big fan of the rotisserie poultry – for nourishment and time-saving! When you want a satisfying meal in simply minutes, get a rotisserie poultry from your local grocer. Poultry is a terrific source of lean protein. Steam or saute some sliced blended veggies (purchase a bag pre-chopped to conserve even more time), include an entire grain roll, and you have got a balanced meal in well under 20 minutes!

Pizza and SaladPizza and a Salad

Who says pizza can not be healthy? You can make your very own (and have the children join in) by simply toping an entire wheat pita with tomato sauce (or fresh tomatoes), your preferred veggies (think brocoli, eggplant, peppers, onions), and some part-skim mozzarella cheese. Serve with a side salad and you have got a healthy dish that’ll make everyone in your family healthy and delighted!

Soup and PaniniSoup and Panini

One of my all-time favorite suppers is likewise among the easiest: soup and a sandwich! (Ok, we will get a little fancier and make it a panini sandwich). The trick right here is to make some soup on the weekends. Broccoli and carrot are simple and packed with important vitamins and minerals. Or you could buy a hearty minestrone or veggie soup – just look for one with less than 500 mg sodium per serving. On the side do a whole wheat panini with veggies (or your favorite lean meat like turkey or pork), and low-fat cheese.

Turkey Burger and Sweet PotatosTurkey Hamburger and Sweet Potatoes

Burgers and fries – with a healthy twist. Swap out a beef patty for a lean turkey patty, and load up with lettuce, tomatoes, as well as a few pieces of avocado. Avoid oil-soaked french fries and rather do some baked sweet potato chips or french fries.(Just coat very gently with olive oil or an olive oil-based spray and pop in the oven for 10-12 minutes or till they turn somewhat gold). Under 20 minutes and healthy! Promises kept.