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.
Try whole grain bread spread with peanut butter and piled with sliced banana, or layered with hummus, vegetables and feta.
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.
- ‘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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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