When you need food fast, fast food doesn’t have to be the answer. Swing by the supermarket and pick up a golden, tender rotisserie chicken for a hassle-free dinner that’s not only healthy but provides plenty of leftovers for additional quick-and-easy lunches throughout the week. After serving tonight’s meal—rounded out with a simple quinoa side or a leafy greens salad—shred what’s left and take a load off. Tomorrow’s lunch is practically in the bag…
Rather than tossing into a salad, let cucumbers stand solo with this refreshing, zesty side dish that takes just minutes to make. Light, cool and crisp, cukes are known for their high water content, but they’re also a great source of vitamin C (supplying six percent of the Daily Value per cup!), vitamin K and potassium. Choose the long, thin English variety for semi-seedless slices and mild, rarely bitter taste.
Have chicken left over from last night’s dinner? Turn it into today’s healthy lunch with a light chicken salad, eaten as is or tucked into a pita for a quick grab-and-go sandwich. Crunchy celery, diced apples and sweet, cool grapes create burst-in-your-mouth texture and gourmet flavor, while dairy-free mayo keeps the fat content low.
Got five minutes? That’s more than enough time to shake up some homemade salad dressing that will leave you longing for leafy greens! A good bottle of balsamic vinegar, some herbs and fresh-squeezed lemon and lime juice are all you need to create a rich, flavorful dressing that adds extra antioxidants and nutrients to your already-healthy meal.
In the warm summer months I love grilling outdoors. There’s something about the simplicity of summertime cookouts that makes me feel like life has slowed down a bit and maybe even gotten a little easier, if only for those couple hours. Whether it’s an old fashion block party with my neighbors or watching a gorgeous evening sunset in my backyard, from creative kabobs to decadent desserts, I love it all. Plus, it cuts the after dinner clean-up to a minimum, and I hate doing dishes.
Sweeten a summer salad with fresh, flavorful fruit! Cubed cantaloupe is a colorful and nutritious addition, with a single cupful supplying more than 100 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A and satisfying 95 percent of your daily “C” needs. Sprinkle on pistachios or another favorite nut for added protein and crunch.
Light and fluffy, minus the mayonnaise in traditional egg salad, this spread makes a scrumptious sandwich filler or protein-packed cracker topping. The creamy texture comes from nutritious Greek yogurt, and avocado adds healthy fat to the mix. Stir in some spinach for even greater nutrition–it supplies hard-to-obtain vitamin K!
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