Five Fast Suppers for Women on the run by Constance Weygandt
It is easier than ever to put together quick, nutritious and easy meals. Most supermarkets carry pre-cut, washed and packaged vegetables, in the produce section. Pre-cut fruit is now available, all year round. Most delis carry rotisserie chicken or turkey. These ingredients, added together, are a recipe for stress free dinners. Here are five of my favorites.
On a plate, arrange two cups of washed and packaged, baby spinach, a chopped, boiled egg and one tablespoon of sliced almonds. Sprinkle with one tablespoon of parmesan cheese. Serve with your favorite, low-calorie, Italian dressing.
On a plate, serve one piece of rotisserie chicken, from the deli and one cup of your favorite frozen vegetables which have been steamed in the microwave. Serve with one small, whole wheat roll. For desert, have a cup of fresh melon, with a splash of fresh orange juice and a sprinkle of coconut.
Choose your favorite medley of vegetables, per-washed and cut. Steam about two cups, with a little water, in the microwave until crisp tender. Toss with a little margarine, about one teaspoon. Sprinkle with low fat cheddar cheese, about two ounces, and microwave for one more minute. I love broccoli and cauliflower cooked this way.
In the frozen food section of your grocery store, you can often find individually wrapped portions of tilapia, haddock or salmon. Brush the fish with a little olive oil and sprinkle with lemon pepper. From frozen fish cooked, in the microwave, only takes minutes. Serve this with a salad of mixed, dark greens and low fat dressing. I enjoy this dinner with a piece of good, dark bread.
Canned Soup and Sandwich.
Soup and sandwich is an old standby, for moms in a hurry. Read the label, carefully. Choose a soup that has a lower salt and fat content. Try and choose soups that are less than ninety calories, per cup. My favorite soup, on a cold night, is tomato. Serve with one ounce of lean deli meat, on whole wheat bread, with lettuce, tomato and mustard.
While these recipes serve one person, they can be doubled or tripled to serve a family. With the variety of fresh foods that are available and a microwave, simple and nutritious meals are easier than ever, to serve. The next time you are in the produce section of the supermarket, look around at the packaged and pre-washed selections of fruits and vegetables. I’ll bet you come up with some ideas, for nutritious and easy meals, of your own.
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