I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened my fridge, looked at the contents and thought, “What am I going to make for supper?” But that’s just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. You’ve got to keep your options open and always be thinking about new ideas for healthy supper choices. That’s where these recipes come in! They’re all simple enough to make on a weeknight when you’re short on time but are packed with flavour and nutrition to get your taste buds tingling.
To start, use a large pot for the chili. The ingredients need space because they’ll expand as they cook. Add some chicken broth and tomato sauce (you can also use spaghetti sauce) to the boiling water; this will give you the flavour you’re looking for without adding too much salt or sugar.
Next, add some ground beef in small pieces so that it doesn’t overcook before your pasta has had time to soften up properly. After stirring everything together until it’s well mixed, add some breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese (or both). This adds another layer of richness while still balancing out the flavours of all those other ingredients it’ll taste great!
Shrimp and sausage gumbo is a traditional dish that you can make with healthy ingredients. Gumbo is a stew made with a roux, okra, and meat. It’s flavoured with celery, onion, green bell peppers and chilies.
The rice in this recipe adds starch to the meal to keep you feeling full for longer. You can also serve it over pasta or noodles if you prefer those instead of rice!
In a large pot heat the olive oil and sauté garlic for about two minutes. Add onion and cook for about five minutes until soft but not browned. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until desired thickness is reached. If using dried basil leave out at this stage otherwise add fresh basil now along with cooked pasta shells sprayed with non-stick spray, then spoon mixture into shells filling them completely, sprinkle on cheese if desired then broil under high heat until cheese melts. Serve hot or cold with your favourite salad toppings!
When you’re looking for healthy supper choices, think about the possibilities in your own kitchen. The key to great cooking is always having a plan and being prepared when it comes to your ingredients.
Use fresh ingredients. You can have fun with leftovers and make them into something new! That’s what I did here with my leftover roast beef and gravy; we had plenty of carrots left over from another meal, so I decided to add them with the beef and gravy for an easy stew that’s loaded with flavour.
Sourcing your ingredients from the supermarket is one way to make sure that you have a variety of healthy supper choices available to you. Choosing fresh produce and lean meats, poultry and seafood will help to ensure that you are eating meals that are full of flavours and nutrition.
This post was published on 07/01/2023