6 easy dinner ideas without recipes

Not in the mood to read through a recipe? These healthy and easy dinner ideas have you covered
Quesadillas on a wooden dish.

You don’t need detailed instructions to put together a healthy, delicious dinner. Get creative with what’s in your fridge and pantry — just make sure to include protein and lots of vegetables. Here are 6 easy dinner ideas to get you started.

  1. Sandwiches
    Try whole grain bread spread with peanut butter and piled with sliced banana, or layered with hummus, vegetables and feta.
  2. Quesadillas
    Start with a whole grain or corn tortilla warmed in a skillet. Cover half with your favourite combo (try black beans, diced tomatoes and bell peppers), then sprinkle with grated cheddar. Fold and heat 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. ‘Charcuterie’ board
    Lay out a spread of cooked or raw veggies, lower fat dips, dried or fresh fruit, unsalted nuts, leftover chicken or meat, cheese, and whole grain crackers or bread.
  4. Everything-in-the-fridge salad
    Throw together your favourite leafy greens with veggies, avocado, sliced leftover chicken or fish, hard-boiled eggs, shredded cheese, unsalted nuts and more. Toss with a dash of oil and vinegar.
  5. Pita pizza
    Spread a whole grain pita with barbecue sauce or salsa, then top with beans or chicken and chopped veggies. Sprinkle with cheese and bake at 400°F (200°C), until the cheese bubbles (about 10 min). Sprinkle with fresh herbs.
  6. Scrambled eggs your way
    Whisk up an egg with a splash of milk and scramble in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until cooked. Serve with your favourite veggies or beans, avocado or salsa, or wrap in a whole grain tortilla with garden veggies and fresh herbs.

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