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5 Healthy Dinners You Can Prepare in 40 Minutes Or Less


This time we’re making “fast” food healthy! Source: Food Network

With the busy life that we live these days, finding enough time to cook a healthy and tasty dinner meal at home can be quite hard. Instead, most people result in eating junk or eating out in a restaurant. Whatever the option you go for, one thing is clear. There’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal.

Well, what if you could make tasty and healthy dinners in just 40 minutes or less? It is in fact possible and even if you are always busy, these quick meals will be perfect for you and the whole family.

We have compiled a full list of 5 healthy recipes that you can make in 40 minutes or less.

1. Ribbony Shrimp and Pasta Scampi

This Ribbony Shrimp and Pasta Scampi features medium-sized shrimp and a twirl of spaghetti shot through the ribbons of squash. In case you have vegetarians on the table, you can omit the shrimp and it will still be a great meal.

You can even serve with a part-skim of ricotta cheese on top. This is an easy, simple, and healthy meal that can be made any time at home. Everyone will enjoy it no doubt!

2. Sesame Chicken and Broccoli "Rice"

This sesame chicken is healthy and easy to prepare! Source: Epicurious

 

In case you are looking for a healthy protein packed dinner then you won’t go wrong with the Sesame Chicken and Broccoli. You will need a cruciferous vegetable too and you will use every inch of it including the florets and the stem. The florets will gently be steamed as the stems act as a low carb rice option.

The sesame chicken, on the other hand, adds to the proteins. If you have a long day the next morning and you need a lot of energy, you will definitely get it with this dish.

3. Honey-Soy Grilled Salmon with Edamame

Salmon is a very popular source of protein and it comes rich with important Omega 3 fatty acids. The salmon is also one of the most common dishes in many parts of the world. The great thing about salmon is the fact that it’s very easy to make. It doesn’t even need too much added fat to cook. You can infuse the fish with a mixture of fresh herbs to give it a bright flavor.

This is perhaps one of the simplest meals you can make in our list. It doesn’t require too many ingredients either. As long as you have the salmon, the rest can be sourced easily.

4. Bacon and Kimchi Noodle Stir-Fry

Ready in 30 minutes or so with over 400 calories! Source: Eggs

 

Just to show you how healthy this dish is, it actually has a total of 430 calories for every serving. It will also take only 35 minutes to get ready. The meal is a tasty twist to average noodles and it doesn’t need too many ingredients either. It will easily become a favorite in your household if you have never tried it before.

To make the dinner even more memorable, you can top it up with a tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds. This will deliver savory and tasty noodles with a notable texture.

5. Pasta Puttanesca

This classic Italian pasta is also a simple dish and what makes it so special is the fact that the ingredients needed to make it are probably in your fridge already or in your pantry. You will need spaghetti, some canned tomatoes, anchovy paste, crushed red peppers, and some garlic. It takes a few minutes to get the dish ready too. The Pasta Puttanesca is a classic recipe that will give your family a new experience when it comes to pasta.

Food is meant to be tasty, healthy, and easy to make. That is what everyone wants these days. In case you have been having trouble finding healthy quick meals for your family, the five recipes above should really cover the entire week.

But don’t stop there. There are still other options out there so do your own research as well!

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