Healthy Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
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While it may sound like an impossible feat, a healthy and delicious meal can be cooked in 30 minutes or less. And no, you don't have to be a supercook to accomplish that.
Let's face it, when the work week gets busy, the first thing usually to go is the healthy dinner that you had planned (or wanted to have planned) for that evening. Ordering takeout or eating out seems so much easier, but the fact is that you're likely to consume more calories when you eat out or order take out than you would when you prepare a meal at home. It simply comes down to the fact that you control how much salt, butter, fat, etc., go into the meal you're preparing. Plus, when they serve that bread basket with rich, creamy butter, it's hard to say no.
So bookmark this story, file it away, or even print it out and tack it on your fridge for the next time that you want to ditch a homemade dinner for take out. Simple, easy, and above all tasty, these dishes all make for quick and healthy meals.
A spicy dish that's easy to make. For an even healthier version, try adding in some more vegetables like broccoli or peppers.
Not only does the heat in the chile peppers add a kick to recipes but also boosts your metabolism.
A creative way to experiment with those spices lingering in your cabinet.
A healthier version of rice and beans that adds nutrient-packed kale and a kick of protein from the quinoa and beans.
Try using other herbs like rosemary, dill, or lemon thyme in this recipe instead.
A dish that's both warming and filling for when you're looking to cut back on calories but still enjoy something delicious.
Trimming away excess fat lowers the calories on this quick-cooked dish. Try experimenting with the salsa to play around with ingredients that are in season.
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