Top Healthy Dinners in 20 minutes or less
I am always looking for easy ways to healthy dinners. I always make sure on weekdays that I’m not spending too much time in the kitchen. I usually stick to less than 30-minute meals… anything more than that is the weekends!
Here are my Top Healthy Dinners in just 20 Minutes or less:
1) Grilled Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Tacos (Paleo)
This is what we eat every Tuesday as we take Taco Tuesdays overseriously. Healthy dinner idea and that too its cooked in just 20 minutes with low in fat, high in protein, and fewer calories. You can substitute anything with chicken like tofu, salmon, steaks, brisket and voila your tacos are ready.
- 2 large skinless boneless chicken breast, 1/2 inch cubes
- 1/2 cup hot sauce I used Frank’s
- 10-15 romaine lettuce leaves as taco shells
- 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/4 cup sliced red onions
- 1/2 cup dressing of your choice
- Cilantro for garnishing
- Take a large bowl and mix chicken with 1/2 franks hot sauce as a marination. Cover with cling wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight for more inducing flavors.
- Take the grilled cooktop skillet and by stirring continuously grill the chicken until its fully cooked.
- Remove the chicken into a clean bowl and pour the remaining hot sauce over it and toss it nicely to evenly coat the chicken.
- Place romaine lettuce shells, put 2-3 cubes of chicken, 2-3 diced tomatoes, 2-3 diced avocado, some sliced red onions, and a drizzle of ranch dressing top it up with cilantro and serve.
2) Cauliflower Fried Rice (Paleo):
Healthy dinner substitute for Rice is Cauliflower Rice without compromising the taste. This low carb fried rice will make you drool.
- 3 cup cauliflower rice (about a small head of cauliflower). See notes for how to make this.
- 1 cup frozen peas and carrots mix
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
- 2/3 cup chopped green onion
- red pepper flakes
- Black pepper/salt to taste
- For the cauliflower rice, roughly chop into sections and then pulse in food processor or blender a few times until “riced” texture forms. Do not pulse for more than 1 or 2 seconds each time.
- In a small bowl, beat the eggs and set aside.
- Now Heat a medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add cauliflower rice, peas and carrots, sesame oil, eggs, and garlic. Sauté around 2-3 minutes until they are nicely mixed.
- Now add Green onions, salt, and pepper stir well for about 2-3 more minutes on medium or medium-high and stir, do not burn.
- Once the cauliflower rice is cooked switch off the flame and sprinkle crushed red pepper and serve.
“In my Food world there is no fear or guilt, only joy and balance ” ~ Ellie Krieger.
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