Many people assume that you can’t make a decent, healthy meal in 10 minutes, but it can be done! Often times, after coming home from a grueling day’s work, the last thing that’s on your mind is preparing a home cooked meal. However, with the right ingredients, you can whip up something tasty and good for you in a matter of minutes. Here are three quick and easy ideas for meals to make during the week.
1. Quesadilla – Quesadillas are delicious and are surprisingly easy to make. You will just need flour or wheat tortillas, cheese and your choice of veggies, beans, chicken, steak or seafood. To prepare the meat, cook it on a skillet for the appropriate length of time with some Mexican spices like chili powder and cumin. In a different pan, heat some oil on medium heat and place your tortilla flat down. Add your cheese and other fillings on top of the tortilla. Using a spatula, fold the tortilla in half and cook on both sides until the cheese is melted and outside of the tortilla is golden.
2. Loaded Omelets – Who says you can’t have breakfast for dinner? Breakfast food can be dressed up enough to eat for dinner, just like a loaded omelet. Add a combination or a selection of grilled veggies, meat, beans and cheese to your omelet. To make it even healthier for just a couple minutes of more work, make it an egg white omelet. Serve with a simple side salad or some fruit and you’ve got one great dinner in minutes!
3. Orzo with veggies and meat – Orzo is a great small pasta that is perfect for light pasta dishes or pasta salad. Boil some orzo in salted water until al dente, and add your choice of sauteed veggies plus a meat option if you wish, like chicken. Drain the pasta and combine the hot pasta and cooked meat and veggies in a mixing bowl with parmesan, lemon juice, a little butter and salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients together and voila! A delicious dinner in record time.
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