Summer is non-stop. There are lots of enticing outdoor activities and sometimes you don’t have time for important things like preparing a healthy meal. Enjoy the last days of summer, but don’t neglect your diet! To do this, write down these quick and healthy dinner ideas. They are as healthy as they are delicious!
Pasta salad with tuna, pasta salad with ham and cheese, with chicken or turkey…which version of this summer classic is your favourite? You can make all the combinations! Pasta salad is very easy to make: you just need to cook the pasta for salads, chop the vegetables and add the other ingredients (hard-boiled egg, corn, turkey, chicken, tuna…) The final touch will be a good dressing: the healthiest option is extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. But you can also add different sauces like cocktail sauce, yogurt sauce or mayonnaise, among other options.
Red lentil pasta with sautéed cherry tomatoes
Another alternative to traditional pasta salads are sautéed legume pastas. They are an original way to introduce this type of food into your diet: a great source of proteins! Red lentil, pea or chickpea pasta… all of them offer a wide range of styles to make quick and healthy dinners. Are you ready to make delicious red lentil pasta sautéed with extra virgin olive oil, cherry tomatoes and garlic?
Spinach and cheese crepes
Here’s an idea that, especially, children will love. Spinach and cheese crepes! Making crepes is very simple. You just need 125 grams of flour, 2 eggs, 250 ml of milk, 50 g of butter, 5 g of sugar, a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of butter to grease the frying pan. Mix all the ingredients and pour a little of the batter into the frying pan. Cook the crepes until golden on both sides, and when they are ready pile them high on a plate to make a tower. Then you can fill them with spinach and melted cheese, or any other ingredients you prefer! Ham, chicken, avocado… let your imagination run wild!
Wholemeal pasta with broccoli and tuna
Here’s one last idea to make a quick and healthy dinner. A cold, delicious and nutritious dish: wholemeal pasta with broccoli, tuna and extra virgin olive oil. It is as light as it is nutritious, because 100 grams of broccoli provide proteins, potassium, vitamin C, folates and sulfur compounds. Like other cruciferous vegetables, broccoli is very important from a nutritional point of view because it is high in fibre, minerals and vitamins. In addition, tuna provides proteins, healthy fats and is high in minerals like magnesium, iron and iodine. In a different article on our blog we explain the differences between white and wholemeal pasta, but the main difference is that the wholemeal version provides twice the amount of fibre than traditional pasta. This makes wholemeal pasta a perfect food to help with bowel transit. Furthermore, you can eat this dish both cold and hot. Which do you prefer?
Don’t give up on healthy and nutritious dinners, not even on days you are most exhausted! As you can see, these recipes are easy to make and, we’re sure, just reading them is making you hungry. What’s for dinner tonight?
No renuncies a una cena rica y nutritiva, ¡ni siquiera esos días en los que estás más cansado! Como ves, estas recetas son muy fáciles de preparar, y seguro que, solo de leerlas ya te han abierto el apetito. ¿Qué cenamos hoy?