When meal-prep doesn't happen, pizza delivery does. Because who has time to actually make a full dinner when you get home after a long day? This week's featured foodie, Neda Varbanova of Healthy With Nedi, proves that cooking healthy meals doesn’t have to be time-consuming. She compiled her favorite 20-minute recipes so you don't have to settle for takeout, or spend hours in the kitchen (we know you really just want to be sitting on the couch) to get a delicious dinner on the table.
Zoodles might be old news to you by now, but sometimes going back to the classic dish is the easiest way to whip up a fast dinner. This Bolognese sauce, which uses lentils in place of ground beef, is so flavorful, both meat eaters and veg heads will go back for seconds.
This is one of Varbanova's go-to dishes when she's hosting a dinner party. Sure, salmon is a crowd-pleaser, but when it's paired with a mango salsa, your guests won't be able to contain their happiness/drool. Using cauliflower rice instead of the standard kind keeps the meal a little lighter so you have room for dessert.
TBH, we think this dish can do without the pasta because the creamy lemon chicken with asparagus tastes like a gourmet meal as is. But really, we can't say no to pasta, and it only takes about 5 minutes to cook. So yeah, we'll be adding the noodles.
When you think about ahi tuna these days, you probably think of poke bowls. But this recipe reminds us that lettuce wraps are the perfect envelope for the rare fish when you don't feel like waiting for the rice to cook. Serve it as a refreshing appetizer at your next summer party—or just eat as many as you want for dinner until you're full. Oops, we mean until you're satisfied.
No bun needed when you make a burger this good. Full of protein, veggies, and a touch of oats to help hold it together, this chicken burger gets topped with a Middle Eastern sauce that uses nonfat Greek yogurt, mint, and sumac to complete the meal. We think a side of sweet potato wedges are just the right touch.
You know those times you want to have your friends over and go all adult on them by making an impressive dinner? This is it. And you won't be spending hours in the kitchen (yay, more time for wine!). Steaming the fish in parchment paper makes it super flavorful with little effort. Serve with a side of creamy broccoli or sweet potato purée, and your adult dinner party is set.