6 super-light meal ideas that can replace dinner
Dinner is the most important meal of the day before we sleep fast for as good as 8 hours, but cooking up that meal after a long day of work may seem like a daunting task.
So, if you are tired and worried about what to cook for dinner? Then we have you back.
We have curated 6 simple, healthy and delicious light meal ideas that make for a sumptuous dinner.
Follow us through these step-by-step recipes and enjoy a relaxing dinner.
1. Oats pizza
To make a quick healthy pizza, prepare a batter with ½ cup oats flour and 2 tbsp almond flour. Knead a smooth dough and add a dash of salt. Once the dough is made, prick it with a fork and bake it for 5 minutes. Next, spread some pasta pizza sauce, grated mozzarella cheese, layer loads of mixed veggies, cottage cheese, chicken shredded and mozzarella cheese along with oregano, red chili flakes, salt and pepper. Bake the pizza for 10 minutes and bon appetit!
2. Oats chocolate pudding
This recipe is sweet, take 1 cup milk and boil it over low flame and add 2 tbsp chocolate powder and cook for 5 minutes. Then add in ½ cup oats along with 1 tbsp melted peanut butter. Turn off the heat and add 2 tbsp condensed milk, ½ tsp vanilla essence and mix it well. Pour the pudding into a bowl and refrigerate the pudding. Garnish with fruits, seeds and honey.
3. Egg rice
This simple dish can be made with leftover rice and some easily available veggies and eggs. To make this quick recipe, in a wok add 1 tsp oil and crack open two eggs, scramble and keep them aside. To the same pan and add some more oil, add 1 tsp ginger minced, 1 tbsp garlic minced, 1 cup chopped onions, 2 whole red chilies and 1 tbsp soy sauce and stir it over high flame. Then add 1 cup mixed veggies and 1 ½ cup of leftover boiled rice, season with salt and pepper. Add the eggs and toss, garnish with sesame seeds. Enjoy.
4. Chicken noodle soup
To prepare this delicious soup made with desi spices is a simple dinner recipe, which can be made in just a few minutes without putting in much effort. To begin with, wash and cut the chicken chunks. Next, take a pot/pan and add 1 tbsp oil and add 1 tbsp garlic, 1 cup onion, 1 cup chopped mixed veggies, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tsp red chilies, ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp coriander powder, salt and pepper. Cook this for 5 minutes and add the chicken, cook the mix for 3-4 minutes, add water and cover with a lid. Add ½ cup rice noodles and chopped coriander, add more water and season with salt and pepper. Cook the soup and relish.
5. Mushroom and oats risotto
Craving for creamy risotto? Then try this simple recipe made with a healthy twist. To make this quick dinner recipe, take a 1 1/2 cup of cauliflower florets and make a smooth blend. In the meantime, take a pan and add in 5-6 garlic cloves minced, 1 onion chopped, 1 cup of chopped mushrooms and toss it well with salt and pepper. Next, add water and in ½ cup washed oats to the veggies, pour the cauliflower blend, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp red chili flakes, salt and pepper to taste. Add parmesan cheese and cover the lid. Allow it to cook and enjoy.
6. Salmon and veggies
If you are looking for a meal, which has a balance of omega 3 fatty acids, fibers, vitamins and minerals along with some carbs? Then this is the meal to try. To make this dish, marinate a salmon filet with a mix of lemon juice, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper. In the meantime, take a bowl and mix veggies and greens, add 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp garlic minced, 1 tbsp ranch dressing, salt and mixed herbs and toss the salad. Next, bake a few simple potato wedges with a dash of kosher salt and serve as a side. Lastly, bake/grill the fish and assemble the dish and enjoy.
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