Weight-loss Challenge: 5 quick-fix dinners for hectic nights

Jan. 22, 2012 at 1:00 AM ET

Game plan a list of super-simple, starch-free dinners you can whip up in 20 minutes or less. These will be your go-to recipes for days when you’re short on time, so you’ll avoid losing resolve and grabbing unhealthy fast food or pizza. Some quick and easy ideas include: turkey burgers with frozen green beans, teriyaki grilled chicken with broccoli, frozen shrimp and vegetable stir fry, grilled or broiled fish with sautéed spinach, and an egg white omelet or frittata with vegetables and reduced-fat cheese. Then, make sure you have the ingredients for at least 2 of these meals on hand in your fridge, freezer, and cupboards at all times. On nights when you’re feeling stressed and exhausted, you’ll always have these quick suppers to fall back on, and you can still put something healthy and homemade on the table.

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