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Save Time with Quick Meals for the Whole Week
Do you have trouble finding time to prepare healthy dinners during a hectic work week? You can still kick your heels back after a long day a work, with just a little effort over the weekend.
On Saturday or Sunday, make some hard-boiled eggs, a box of whole-wheat pasta and one or two cups of brown rice. Cut your favorite vegetables into bite-sized pieces and give them a quick five-minute boil. Rinse a can of black beans in water to reduce the sodium. Store the eggs, pasta, rice, vegetables and beans separately in the refrigerator.
When you get home for work, these meals can be easily prepared:
- Pasta salad. Mix together the pasta, vegetables and beans. Add a small amount of low-fat dressing and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Stir fry. Mix the rice, beans and vegetables in a pan with a teaspoon of healthy oil, such as olive or canola oil. Add a few teaspoons of soy sauce or your favorite Asian-inspired dressing.
- Burrito. Fill a whole-grain tortilla with beans, rice, vegetables and salsa.
- Side dish. Serve pasta with marinara sauce accompanied with baked chicken breast or fish.
For more information on how to make healthy breakfast choices, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Eat Right Nutrition Tips section.
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