3 midweek shortcut suppers

22 October 2015 | Healthy living

Looking for inspiration for a midweek dinner? Short on time? These simple, tasty dishes will be ready in just 10, 15 or 20 minutes

If you get home late or find yourself too tired to cook an elaborate meal, it can be easy to just resort to popping a ready meal in a microwave. But ready-prepared meals can often be high in calories, fat, sugar and salt, and low in vegetables and fruit.

Eating too many high calorie and fatty foods can make it all too easy to pile on the pounds over time and being overweight or obese is strongly linked to an increased risk of 10 different cancers.

Quick and easy recipes

Even if you’re short on time, you can still prepare low-fat, tasty meals and you might be surprised to find that it doesn't have to take longer than reheating a curry dinner in the microwave.

Cooking from scratch also means that you can control the amount of fat, salt and sugar in your diet, helping you keep your health in tip-top condition.

Choose from these speedy suppers below for delicious, healthy meals in minutes which are all under 500 calories.

Rainbow rice and chicken salad recipeStarter for 10

Rainbow rice and chicken salad
A light main for warmer evenings. This dish uses store cupboard ingredients and leftovers to create a remarkably colourful dish.


Turkey stir fry recipeFinished in 15

Turkey stir-fry with broccoli and pak choi
Quick and easy and packed with crunchy greens – your go-to recipe for busy evenings.


Cajun salmon with spicy tomato pasta20:20

Cajun salmon with spicy tomato pasta
This recipe shows how simple ingredients can be transformed with a shake of spice. Try it and see for yourself!

Nancy Smith | 22 October 2015

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