As we arrive to the colder months and get settled back into our routines after the summer, spending additional time finding and creating new meals can be overwhelming. To help, here are five nutritious and delicious midweek meals prepared in thirty minutes or less that the whole family can enjoy.
Looking to elevate your pasta game? This risoni dish is perfect to liven up a basic pasta meal. With three servings of vegetables, this recipe is a great way to include green vegies in your diet such as peas and zucchini. To finish, top with cooked chicken and basil pesto. With just a few pantry and fridge staples, you too can easily make this dish to your own liking in under 30 minutes.
What better way to enjoy seasonal food than a bowl of this super simple vegie curry? If you only have 30 minutes to spare, this hearty and balanced vegetarian meal will keep you feeling full during the colder season. This recipe can be easily adapted by adding other seasonal veg you may have such as carrots, pumpkin or potato.
Striking a balance between protein and vegetables in every meal can be tricky sometimes. This beef and broccoli stir fry is wonderful for achieving just that in about 25 minutes. All you need are some strips of steak and a few cups of broccoli to go along with egg or rice noodles. Although, you can easily personalise what you want to include, with vegetables ideal for stir-frying such as, capsicum, zucchini, carrots, broccoli and leafy Asian greens. You can also use frozen vegetables or canned vegetables like bamboo shoots, baby corn or water chestnuts. With a few ingredients and a bit of mixing, this dish will surely satisfy all your savory needs.
Pizza has never been easier to make. It’s a perfect hands-on activity to get anyone like kids, partners, or family involved. Ready in 25 minutes, this vegetarian spin on the ultimate classic comfort dish is great for any crowd with its endless toppings. You can even store leftovers in the freezer to enjoy another time. To start, prepare the dough with only two ingredients: yoghurt and wholemeal flour. Then, add whatever your heart desires. Sprinkle vegetables like capsicum, mushrooms, tomatoes and basil along with some mozzarella on top. Finally, bake in the oven for a quick 10 minutes and enjoy!
This chicken burrito bowl is amazing for having a little bit of everything in one place. Our burrito recipe uses rice, kidney beans, chicken and salad, however you can create a masterpiece from items you have in the fridge or pantry. Try tinned tuna, tofu or boiled egg, quinoa or couscous, chickpeas or butter beans and any type of fresh or cooked veg. All that’s needed is 20 minutes to put together this scrumptious meal that combines all the nutrients to fuel you this season.
For more recipes like these, check out Healthy Lunch Box for a variety of effortless and nourishing dishes to make. Also, for other tips to stay healthy this season, be sure to explore our Here for You Kit.