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4 Healthy, Satisfying Dinners to Make When You Have no Time to Cook

Pressed for time and don’t know what to make for your next meal? Here are some fantastic no-cook dinner options.

For many people, the hardest part of sticking with a healthy diet is finding the time to cook and prepare their meals. If you lead a very busy life, your weeknight dinners may consist of take-out more often than not.

Sadly, this does add up in terms of the impacts it has on your waistline. The good news is that with a little creativity, you can prepare healthy dinner meals in minutes.

Let’s look at four satisfying dinners to make when you have no time to cook.

Tuna Salad

Few things get easier than a can of tuna. The great thing about tuna is that it’s ready when you are — just grab the can opener and you’re set.

To prepare a delicious tuna salad, mix together one can of tuna, ½ cup kernel corn, 1 diced tomato, 1 tbsp. Italian salad dressing, and then place this all over a bed of salad greens. Toss and then serve.

Chicken Pita Wrap

If you happen to have some chicken left over from the night before, this chicken pita wrap will fill you up in a hurry. And even if you don’t, do try and buy some pre-cooked chicken to have on hand in the fridge if you know that you’re someone who tends to get busy. It can really save the day.

Layer the chicken into the pita along with some diced cucumber, sliced mozzarella cheese, diced red pepper, along with some spinach leaves. Drizzle over top some balsamic dressing and then toss and serve.

Mango Salad With Yogurt

Mango salad is the next great dish that you can prepare when in a hurry and you have no time to cook. To prepare this, get together some salad greens, sliced mango, diced red onion, along with some dried cranberries and slivered almonds. Toss together and then add a few large spoonful’s of low fat, low sugar plain Greek yogurt, topped with poppy seeds. Squeeze half a lemon over the entire salad and then serve. It’ll be a unique twist on the everyday salad you’re used to.

Turkey Avocado Salad

Finally, another delicious salad to prepare is a turkey avocado salad. This one is easily made with low sodium turkey deli meat you purchase from your local deli. Place it on top of a bed of mixed greens and then to that add half a sliced avocado. Top with some sliced radishes, sliced carrots, and some bean sprouts for added flavor as desired.

For the dressing, combine two tablespoons of low-fat Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of reduced fat Ranch dressing and then drizzle on top. Toss and serve.

So next time you’re in a time crunch and need a good dinner meal, give one of these great options a try. They’ll nourish your body while keeping your calorie level in check.

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