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Just wondering if anyone can post some quick healthy dinner ideas. I am having trouble finding the time to cook time consuming meals as bubs usually is unsettled and grizzly around dinner time so I only have a short window of time to cook dinner(and DH isn't a very good cook!).
I am craving fresh vegies atm so lots of recipes with fresh vegies would be good.
Thanks in advance
I have a crockpot which makes life so much easier.
You put tea on in the morning when bubs is asleep and forget about it till tea time.
Stir fries are always quick and healthy to.
I made a beautiful simple easy casserole earlier in the week when DH was away for Libby and myself.
I copied it directly from the Heinz babyfood website - which has some great family food ideas.
Here is the link (providing I've done it correctly :o ):
I also added a cup of water to it as I thought it might turn out a little dry, and cooked it for 2 hours at 180c - each to their own, though!
I threw in a handful of kalamata olives for my serve, and froze the remainder in small containers for meals for DD. I also didn't have any capsicum at the time and substituted sweet potato which worked pretty well.
This is easy, super delicious and healthy
Warm Chicken Salad
2 small or 1 large chicken breast chopped
1 purple onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 bottle Paul Newmans Lite Basalmic Vinegar dressing
A good squeeze of honey
Cracked pepper to taste
A few pinches of basil
(This is usually enough for 2 or maybe 3)
Fry up onion, pepper, garlic in a large frying pan, then add chicken. When cooked add salad dressing and honey. Cook for a minute or 2 and voila.
I pile up a salad on a plate. I used mixed lettuce, tomato chopped, shaved parmesan, some chopped black olives, cucumber, sliced mushroom and carrot slivers. Any salad type thing is fine from a bag is even quicker. Then pour the chicken mixture over your salad and eat straight away. It is just delicious especially with the parmesan cheese.
This one is very easy and a great one for summer too.
Ingredients: Wraps of your choice (we use Mountain bread and warm in microwave for 1min)
5 chicken thigh fillets
1 avocado (plus lemon, salsa & sour cream to make gaucamole)
2 tomatoes (sliced)
1/2 lettuce shredded
1/2 cup grated cheese
The hardest part is cooking the chicken. I dice it and then coat it with Masterfoods cajun spices, then fry it in some olive oil until cooked.
Mash the avocado and add 1teaspoon of lemon juice, 2 tspn salsa & 2 tspn sour cream and mix altogether.
It's a do-it-yourself kinda dinner. Lay out everything on the table and then take a wrap and add whatever you like to it and eat - scrummy and yummy!:)
The secret with wraps (so they don't fall apart) is to add all your ingredients (not too many) then fold the bottom up first, then each side - that way nothing falls out! - ENJOY! :D
Thanks for the replys!
Since posting this I was at a friends place when she asked us to stay for dinner and whipped up a pasta dish that was just sooo quick, thought I might post it if others were interested.
Steamed vegies(even easier option is the bags of microwavable mixed steamed vegies)
and latina fresh 3 cheese sauce(you don't need much 'cause it's such a strong flavor)
it's as easy as mixing it all together and enjoy! you could also cook some beef strips to put on top if you like
cook some pasta and mix veg,, add some tuna mix with some tomatoe pasta sauce,,, then serve with grated cheese its the best i love it
Not a recipe, but more of a tip....when DD was a baby, I used to prepare the vegies for dinner when she was having a sleep. Depending on what I was cooking, either potato, carrots, beans etc and put them in the fridge. Then just pop them in the steamer at dinner time and cook the meat. Or maybe stir-fry vegies, they can be cut and prepared and presto ready to go when you want to cook them.
If I was having a casserole or curry type meal, I would cook this in the day when she was asleep and put it in the fridge, then all I would have to do was heat it up and cook the rice.
This was my saviour. I was much less stressed at the end of the day when dinner was easy! :)
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