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6 quick and healthy dinner ideas.

Are you all fresh out of ideas for quick and healthy dinners? If you want something delicious but quick and healthy to amaze your friends or family, we bring you 6 dinner ideas that will satisfy everyone’s taste. Get ready to become the MasterChef in your family with the following 6 dinner ideas.

quick and healthy dinner ideas

One-Pot Paprika Cod and Chickpeas

quick and healthy dinner ideas

To make this low-calorie midweek meal you’ll need:

  • garlic 1 clove, finely sliced
  • baby plum tomatoes 300g halved
  • chickpeas 400g tin drained and rinsed
  • olive oil 3 tbsp
  • smoked paprika 1 tsp
  • cod loin fillets 4 pieces (about 125g each)
  • flat-leaf parsley a small bunch, chopped
  • lemon wedges to serve
  • crusty bread to serve

Heat the oven to 190°C. Place the garlic, tomatoes and chickpeas in a baking dish and add the olive oil and paprika. Toss together before roasting them for 10 minutes. Sit the cod on the top, season, then put back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes. You’ll know it’s done if the cod is cooked through and flakes easily. Scatter with parsley and serve with lemon wedges and crusty bread.

Zucchini Turkey Burger

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For the best turkey burger recipe, you’ll need:

  • Ground turkey
  • Grated zucchini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper

Mix ground turkey and grated zucchini in a medium-size bowl. Add one chopped garlic clove, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well and shape into patties. Pan fry in a hot pan about 8 to 10 mins.  If you want to grill, the temperature of your barbecue should be 285 degrees F before you start grilling, so they won’t stick. Grill about 8 minutes for well done.

Indian Ginger Potatoes

For this delicious denier you’ll need an hour of your time and the following:

  • 4 medium potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Put the potatoes in a large saucepan and add water to cover. After bringing it to a boil reduce heat and cook them covered for about 12 minutes. As the potatoes are being cooked, heat oil in a large skillet, add onion, ginger and jalapeno. Stir as they cook for about 4 minutes. Cook for a minute longer after adding turmeric. Reduce heat and throw in the potatoes, water, salt garlic powder and cayenne pepper. It’ll take another 4-6 minutes for it to cook until it’s heated through. Sprinkle cilantro for the final touch.

Avocado Egg Salad

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When you want a refreshing light dinner, avocado egg salad will fill you up just enough while offering enough nourishment too. For this yummy dinner you’ll need:

  • 6 hardboiled eggs
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tbsp crushed red pepper
  • ½ lemon (juice)
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek Yoghurt
  • ½ cup walnuts

Chop the eggs into small pieces. Mash the eggs, avocado, Greek yoghurt, and chopped walnuts together in a mixing bowl. Add in the crushed red pepper (optional), salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Mix and serve!

Chicken Quinoa Bowls

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  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 lb. boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into 0.5” pieces
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 bunch Lacinato kale, stalks removed & finely chopped
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled & diced
  • 14 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 large avocados, pitted and sliced
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & minced (leave seeds in if you like heat)
  • 1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • Cilantro Avocado Dressing

Cook quinoa according to the instructions on the bag. In the meantime, preheat a large skillet on medium-high heat and swirl oil to coat. Throw in chicken, chilli powder and salt to cook for 10 minutes. Set aside as you prepare the vegetables and fruits. Make Cilantro Avocado Dressing. To serve place everything in a large baking dish for self-serve. Alternatively, divide evenly among 4 bowls and drizzle with dressing.

Beef and Black Bean Stir-Fry

When you need a quick within-10-minute-ready dinner beef and black bean stir fry is a great choice.

Ingredients:

  • oil
  • garlic 2 cloves, finely sliced
  • ginger 2cm piece, grated
  • minute steak 300g, cut into strips
  • green beans 2 handfuls, trimmed and blanched
  • chilli black bean sauce (or a regular black bean sauce) 4 tbsp
  • brown rice to serve

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok and add the garlic and ginger. Throw in the beef and cook until the beef starts to get juicy colour. Add the beans and stir-fry for a minute more. Stir in the black bean sauce and add a splash of water, moving everything around the wok so it is evenly coated. Leave it to cook for a minute or two longer then serve with rice.



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