After a long day at work, the last thing on your mind is how to prepare a healthy meal. Not only are these options easy to make, but they are packed with nutrients and will leave you feeling satisfied. We asked the experts and here’s what they suggested:
A staple in most households, chicken is a great dinner that can be made into an infinite amount of meals. Certified personal trainer, Polina Liu explained how to make lemon chicken and kale:
“Simply get some deboned chicken thighs (skin on), fry them skin side down until nice and crispy, then flip over and cook through. Add kale, garlic and season. Squeeze lemon juice over to finish. Full of protein and fiber, this is a filling dish and easy to make. You’ll be done in twenty minutes.”
Another option from personal trainer, Chris Pericas is ground chicken:
“A simple, fast dinner that I personally enjoy is 6 – 10 oz of ground chicken (my current goals decide the serving size) with a low calorie salsa on top for flavor with a side of edamame. Depending on if I’m not currently cutting weight I’ll add 6oz of red potato or sweet potato. You can prepare large quantities at the beginning of the week to last you through a full week.”
Certified trainer, Cheryl Russo, suggests quinoa bowls at the end of a long day. All you have to do is add vegetables and protein of your choice to cooked quinoa. This allows for plenty of different variations of beans, meats, and different types of vegetables.
Breakfast for Dinner
Amanda Dale, certified personal trainer, says a favorite of hers is breakfast for dinner: egg white omelettes mixed with whatever vegetables you have on hand. This is easily customized by adding different vegetable. Dale suggests adding bacon and pair the omelette with Ezekiel toast.
Set it and forget it
Certified personal trainer, Amanda Dale suggests using a slow cooker to free up some of your time and have dinner ready when you get home. Her favorite is “salmon with a quick salad dressing in lemon juice, olive oil, and freshly grated parmesan cheese.”
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