Whether you’re starting up your very own business or working hard to climb the career ladder in a big corporation, at the end of a long hard day in the office that last thing you probably feel like doing is cooking the evening meal.
However, healthy fresh food is incredibly important for both your own energy levels and your kids’ development, so finding the time to whip up a well-balanced even meal, at least a few times a week, is a must.
To help you get good, nutritional food into your diet, here are some quick, easy and healthy dinner ideas you and the kids will love.
Spicy Roast Vegetables and Rice
If you’ve got a few lone vegetables loitering in your fridge, this is the perfect recipe for using them up. Simply chop up any veggies you have (onion, garlic, aubergine, courgette and carrots work especially well), cover in olive oil, paprika, oregano and a bit of salt before popping in the oven to roast.
While that’s cooking, boil or steam some rice to go with the veggies and serve with a dash of soy sauce. Simple!
Steak and Chips
A good, hearty and delicious meal, steak and chips is a firm favourite in households across the country. As McCain Oven Chips are quick and easy to cook and steak only take a few moments to prepare, this meal can be ready in a matter of minutes.
Add some peas, broccoli or green beans to balance your meal and add a delicious finishing touch. Side salads also work well and are great if you’re serving it at a BBQ as you can leave guests to serve themselves while the main ingredients cook.
Sausages with Summer Vegetables
This great recipe from Nigel Slater is perfect for warm, summer evenings and is guaranteed to have the kids coming back for more.
All you need to do is place some chopped peppers, courgettes and tomatoes in a roasting dish, add olive oil, salt, pepper and two table spoons of thyme and then place some plump sausages in the mix. Roast in the oven and serve with crusty bread to help soak up all those delicious juices.
If these dishes have got your taste buds tingling, there are plenty more quick and easy dinner recipes out there to have a go at so next time you have half an hour spare in the evening, don’t order a takeaway – use your new found culinary prowess to create something healthy, quick and delicious!