Waking up at 7 in the morning, getting ready for work, leaving, and then getting home by 5 or 6 in the evening is the routine that most people have to follow. People barely have time for recreational activities or to spend some quality time with the family. In this strict routine, the first to get neglected is your and your family’s diet.
The only easy to make dinners that can be prepared in a few minutes are the pre-cooked microwaveable dinners, which are far from healthy. Instead, recent research shows that they can be quite harmful for your health. But fret no more, as some of the best chefs have invented recipes for easy to make dinners that will not only be super filling for you and your family, but will also be extremely nutritious and flavorful at the same time.
Easy to cook.
Some easy to make dinners ask for minimum cooking and prepping time, so you can prepare it in a flash and be done with it. There are a few things that should be kept in mind if you want to cook a quick meal. The protein that you choose should take less time to cook. For example, choosing mutton chops as the protein while you have only 15 minutes on your hands would be a naïve option. Instead, you should opt for seafood like shrimps, salmon and tuna, which take hardly a few minutes to cook and are delicious when served raw too.
Here is a recipes to get you started.
Spicy salmon with bok choy and rice
This is a simple and easy recipe which provides all the 3 food groups that are necessary for your health. Starch is achieved from the rice, while the protein and fat can be received from the salmon. Bok choy, “the greens”, adds not only some color to your plate but is, in fact, loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Things you need:
- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 4-6 ounces skinless salmon fillets
- 1 pound baby bok choy
It will take 10 minutes to prep and total cooking time is 20 minutes, so it is a delicious and easy to make recipe.
- Cook the rice according to the package directions, which is to boil them for 15 minutes. While your rice is cooking, you can get on with the latter part of the recipe.
- Meanwhile, combine honey, soy sauce, and red pepper. On a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet, boil the salmon fillets until opaque throughout, which will take 8 to 10 minutes, basting with the honey mixture during the last 3 minutes.
- Steam baby bok choy (cut into quarters) until tender for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with the salmon and rice.
The recipe above serves a family of 4, and if you have a larger gathering, just double up the ingredients and get cooking to eat this nutritious and yummy meal. Easy to make dinners are not restricted to microwavable food. Instead, this recipe can provide you with a highly nutritious meal.