quick and easy dinner ideasIt is 5 o’clock and you haven’t even started thinking about what you could possibly make for dinner yet.  Need some quick and easy dinner ideas?  Don’t fret! On those nights when time is tight, you can still serve a nutritious, and delicious, homemade dinner.  Whether you have ten minutes or an hour, here are some yummy recipes to get food on the table quickly.

Here are 5 quick and easy dinner ideas you and your whole family will love.  Ready, set, eat!

Stuffed Avocados
Skip the bread and serve chicken or tuna salad inside an avocado half instead. Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamins and healthy unsaturated fat.

Grilled Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizza
This dish is perfect for summer and can be ready in 15 minutes or less.  Using refrigerated whole wheat pizza crust dough or flatbread, top with fresh heirloom tomatoes, garlic, mozzarella cheese and herbed goat cheese, bake and enjoy!

Fish Tostadas with Chili-Lime Sauce
Grill some tilapia or cod and top on some crunchy tostadas or corn tortillas.  Add colorful veggies and a zesty lime sauce by mixing lime juice, sour cream, garlic powder and chili powder. Serve tostadas with cabbage, avocado, tomatoes, lime, radishes and any other veggie addition you think to add on!

Roast Beef, Beet & Arugula Salad
This salad is the perfect combination of tastes and textures and is definitely quick and easy to make!  Combine sweet beets, crunchy pine nuts, rich roast beef and bitter arugula and some goat cheese to top it off.  For your dressing use oil and vinegar or a light vinaigrette like orange or raspberry.

Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce
This dish is low in sodium and cholesterol as well as being quick and easy to make. Add lean, thinly sliced sirloin steak, garlic, cabbage, carrots, water chestnuts and unsalted peanuts to a sweet peanut sauce and serve on top of udon noodles.  Cabbage has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, is low in fat and high in fiber.

Think you don’t have enough time in the day to make something healthy for dinner?  Think again—pick one of these quick and easy dinner ideas and you and your family will be eating in minutes!

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