Quick meal ideas

Arriving home from work or school after a long day, everyone is hungry and tired. The thought of making dinner can be a daunting one and it can be tempting to ring for that take-away or reach for an unhealthy option. Everyone needs a collection of healthy dinner recipes, dishes they can rustle up in minutes that everyone likes. Here are some ideas for you:

OmletteOmelettes

Omelettes are a very quick meal to make and are very healthy, especially if you take care to include lots of vegetables. They can be eaten alone as a snack, or served with bread, rice or potatoes as part of a larger meal.

Stir-fry

Stir-frying is a traditional Asian way of cooking which involves using very little fat. You can include your favourite fish or meat with lots of vegetables. Put your rice on before you chop your vegetables and meat on separate chopping boards or, if you’re pressed for time use frozen stir fry vegetables. Noodles and rice are great to serve with these dishes as they can be cooked in minutes. Use some garlic and ginger for flavour and add your soy sauce when everything is cooked.

Pork chopGrilled meat: chops or fish

This dish can be ready in 20-25 minutes, the same time you would wait for a take-away to arrive. If you have a tiered steamer put your potatoes on the bottom tier and your vegetable on top and allow to steam while your meat or fish are grilling.

Pasta

Pasta is a really versatile food – you can have it on its own with tomato sauce or add different types of vegetables and meats. It can take as little as 10 minutes to prepare. If you are buying pre-prepared tomato sauces choose a variety with the lowest salt content as indicated on the label.

Summer salad

With the warm weather approaching, salads are an ideal quick meal option.