HTM_GoOneBetterGang_TomatoHealthy Meals in Minutes

Here are some quick and healthy cooking ideas. These meals pack fibre, vegies and protein into a quick-cooking (and flavourful) meal. Whether you’re cooking for one or a family of four, you can adapt the quantities of ingredients to suit you.

  • Lightly sauté fresh vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, peppers and eggplant and simmer with pasta sauce.
  • Top frozen pizza with extra tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli and onions.
  • Add diced tomatoes, shredded carrots, raisins and pine nuts to quick-cooking brown rice or couscous. Season with a dash of balsamic vinegar.
  • Add canned and rinsed black-eyed peas, thawed and drained okra, diced tomato and sliced green onion to reduced-salt tomato soup.
  • Stir-fry chopped vegetables and serve with rice and beans.
  • For breakfast, top a cinnamon raisin bagel with light cream cheese and apple slices.
  • Heat fat-free refried beans in the microwave. Add vegies and salsa and roll the mixture in a tortilla.
  • Add frozen corn, steamed and diced green and red bell peppers and cilantro to a can of reduced-salt black bean soup.
  • Stir-fry cooked rice, chopped vegetables and leftover meat with low-salt soy sauce.
  • Add grapes, chopped celery, walnuts and dried cherries or golden raisins to pre-washed salad greens; toss with your favourite low-fat dressing.
  • In the morning, place chicken, vegetables, broth and spices to your liking into the Crockpot to come home to a wonderful casserole that evening.
  • Top a baked potato with low fat yogurt, barbeque sauce, low-fat cottage cheese, chives, sautéed onions and vegetables or chili for a super spud!
  • Add canned or fresh fruit to muffins, quick breads, pancake batter, or cold cereal.
  • Puree fruit and top your pancakes, waffles, oatmeal or roasted chicken.
  • Marinate raw or cooked vegies in a non-fat Italian dressing for a quick, cold salad

 

 

HTM_GoOneBetterGang_CarrotMore Links

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Cooking_tips_for_busy_people?open
http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/healthy-eating/mums-united/articles/Pages/Quick-and-easy,-no-fuss-family-dinners.aspx

 

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