Salads aren’t the only light and healthy dinners you can make. There are also other recipes that give satisfaction without making you go to bed heavy.
We share ten dinner recipes where we include plant-based options and alternatives that include eggs, chicken, fish and shellfish.
1. Chicken strips
Chicken fajitas are a delicious and easy recipe, ideal to prepare with peppers and mushrooms. You can accompany them with a delicious guacamole sauce.
2. Chicken salad
Chicken salad is a recipe where you can take advantage of the chicken you cooked the day before. It provides protein and is low in fat, plus it adds fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants from vegetables. The supply of good fats is included in the olive oil. Includes: cooked chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, pepper, olives, olive oil and vinegar.
3. Spinach omelette
The spinach omelette is very quick to prepare and requires very few ingredients. It is a nutrient-rich recipe provided by eggs and spinach. To prepare it you need: eggs, spinach, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
4. Zucchini spaghetti
This spaghetti recipe does not contain the carbohydrate load of traditional pasta. It is light and delicious. Zucchini spaghetti can be eaten raw or sautéed, accompanied by pasta sauce and parmesan as well as other vegetables.
5. Quick Murcian salad
Murcian salad is a traditional Spanish salad, quick to prepare and with few ingredients. This dinner mainly provides quality protein. Includes: boiled egg, tuna, tomato, onion, olives, olive oil and salt.
6. Baked sardines
Sardines are nutritious and healthy both eaten fresh and canned. They provide protein, are a source of omega-3s, calcium and other nutrients. Cooking sardines in the oven will take less than half an hour. You just need some herbs and spices like garlic, onion, parsley, salt and pepper to season the fish.
Quesadillas are a preparation of Mexican cuisine that you can make with a wide variety of ingredients that you have at home.. The main items are a tortilla and cheese, if you don’t have Oaxaca cheese opt for another cheese to melt. It can include meat, vegetables, or mushrooms. One of the traditional Mexican quesadillas is the huitlacoche and the epazote quesadilla.
8. French omelette
The French omelette or omelette is a quick recipe in which you can take advantage of the vegetables you have in the refrigerator. The basic ingredients are eggs, milk, a little oil, salt and pepper.
9. Egg and avocado salad
Egg and avocado are a great combination. Both are rich in nutrients and healthy. Together, they provide the macronutrients the body needs, proteins, healthy fats and fiber. They are also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
10. Grilled hake
Grilled hake can be part of a nutritious and low-calorie dish. It is very easy to prepare and you can accompany the fish with a vegetable salad as a side dish. Medallions or hake fillets are cooked with a paste of garlic, thyme, fresh parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
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