If you already had a full meal for lunch, you most likely don’t feel like something so filling again for supper. If you want to eat healthy and balanced, then it’s a great idea to choose something light for dinner, especially if your lunch had quite some calories today. And seeing that you already cooked, you definitely don’t want to stand behind the stove again, so it should be an easy non-cooking recipe.
Here are 2 easy quick dinner recipes which are light and healthy. Both of them make four servings.
- Mixed salad with whole grain rolls
- Noodle and mushroom soup
Light dinner recipe #1: Mixed salad with whole grain rolls
- 1 medium lettuce
- 2 red and 2 yellow peppers, sliced
- 250 g fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 200 g feta cheese, cut into small cubes
- 4 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 4 whole grain rolls
Wash the salad, tear it into pieces and drain it. Then mix it with the other ingredients. For the dressing, simply mix all ingredients well, pour over the salad and mix thoroughly. Serve with the rolls. This recipe won’t take you more than half an hour, and it doesn’t require any cooking.
Light dinner recipe #2: Hawaiian Toast
- 8 slices of brown toast
- low-fat margarine
- 8 slices lean ham
- 1 large can pineapple rings or peach halves (should contain 8 rings or halves)
- 8 slices low-fat cheese
- yellow curry powder
Preheat the oven on maximum temperature. Spread the margarine on the toast and place it on a baking tray covered with baking paper. First put a slice of ham on each toast, then a pineapple ring and a slice of cheese. Grill the toast for approximately 5 minutes until the cheese has melted and slightly browned. Sprinkle a bit of curry on and serve. Done within half an hour, too.
Now, enjoy your light dinner and come up with more ideas yourself. You can put anything into your salad, be it vegetables that can be eaten raw or fruit, or both. Just choose foods that go quick to prepare. You can also adapt the toast. Maybe you prefer the grilled chicken stripes that you got in your fridge from yesterday’s lunch with tomato to ham and fruit. Many light soups are also very quick and easy to make if you use canned veggies and leftover rice or soup noodles.