After an exhausting day at work, one might feel lazy to prepare a meal, and would often prefer take-out. Continuous consumption of high-calorie junk food from outlets can affect the body in the future. It may lead to obesity, heart diseases among other problems. One needs to consume nutritious meals, three times a day and especially at night when fat metabolism is significantly less. Numerous dishes can be prepared effortlessly and quickly. They are healthy as they contain nutrients that help the body to function properly.
Here are some recipes for Quick Healthy Dinners.
Coconut Chickpea Curry
This chickpea curry is extremely nutritious and is prepared in 10-20 minutes. One needs to heat oil in a skillet and add onion, capsicum, and zucchini. To save time, one can buy pre-cut vegetables from a grocery store instead of cutting them. Now cook the vegetables until they become brown. Add chickpeas, simmer sauce, and broth, and let it cook for 5-6 minutes. Stir it till the vegetables become tender. Add in spinach and stir for some time. One can serve it over rice. The chickpeas in the dish contain nutrients that include protein and fibers among others. The vegetables nourish the dish further. This meal contains very few calories. It has antioxidant properties and helps to prolong aging. It is also favorable for maintaining immunity.
Pineapple Fried Rice
It is a delicious meal with delightful flavors. Pineapple adds sweetness to the dish and makes it stand out from other dishes. One needs to add oil in a wok, add eggs and make an omelet. Once the omelet is cooked perfectly, cut it into ribbons. Heat the oil again in the wok and add onions, garlic, and five spices. Once the vegetables start sizzling, add rice, sesame oil, soy sauce, and peas. Cook in high flame, until the rice, is cooked thoroughly. Add pineapple and omelet ribbons and stir it. Pineapple has end amounts of nutrition and contains antioxidants. It helps in better digestion and immunity.
Tacos are everybody’s favorite. It can be prepared over busy weekdays and requires very little time. Tacos prepared in restaurants and food trucks contain high-calorie content and unhealthy. This chicken taco can be prepared quickly and has ingredients that contain essential nutrients. First, one needs to saute garlic, onion, and capsicum. Add taco seasoning and smoked paprika. Add chicken, corn, tomato sauce, and radishes. Cook it until it is cooked perfectly. Use ground chicken, as it takes less time to cook. Use low sodium tomato sauce for health benefits. Fill this inside tortilla and serve. One can also eat it as taco bowls to make it low carb. Chicken has many health benefits. It helps in weight loss, strengthening of bones and has surplus protein. Radishes and other vegetables contain nutrients like vitamins and minerals that help in boosting the immunity of the body.
It is necessary to eat healthy every day to keep the body fit. A balanced diet should be encouraged as it contains adequate amounts of nutrients needed for the maintenance of the body. One can splurge on junk food once in a while.