So you have been dieting for awhile and find yourself out of diet meal ideas. Here are some quick and easy ideas that are high in nutrients, relatively inexpensive and combine a healthy mix of protein, carbs and vegetables.
Try Pesto Pasta
Making pesto is a simple task that can be easily accomplished with a food processor or blender. There are many recipes available online, but generally pesto can be made with a combination of basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, salt and pepper. Some recipes call for spinach as well, which adds even more nutritional value. Once you puree this combination, just boil some whole wheat pasta, chop some tomatoes and combine the ingredients. You have a great meal that is fresh and packed with vitamins, healthy fat, protein and whole grains – a perfect combination for a nutritional meal.
Broil a Salmon
Salmon is one of those fish that tastes great with relatively little preparation. Set your oven to broil and season a filet or steak with a dash of salt and some pepper, after rubbing it with a bit of olive oil. Add any additional spices, or low-sodium favorite seasonings, and cook until the fish flakes apart easily. Serve with brown rice or couscous and steamed broccoli (or your favorite vegetable). This is a great light meal that gives you lots of protein and whole grains (when paired with brown rice). It leaves you feeling satisfied, but not overly full.
Get creative and try new things when you run out of meal ideas for your diet. There are many options to try and a world of healthy and delicious food waiting for you to explore.