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Quick Entrees: Healthy in a Hurry

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Try these quick entrees when you’re hungry and in a hurry.

  • Make whole wheat English muffin pizzas using pizza sauce and low-fat mozzarella cheese. Top with your favorite vegetables, such as mushrooms, chopped onion, chopped green pepper, tomato slices, broccoli florets, artichoke hearts... or anything else you like!
  • Top Parmesan-flavored couscous or rice with cooked, chopped chicken and vegetables.
  • Top pasta with marinara sauce and minced clams.
  • Try mixing salad greens with whole wheat penne and the cubed low-fat cheese of your choice. Top with Caesar or Italian dressing – regular (small serving) or low-fat.
  • Make quick-and-easy chili with ground turkey breast, canned kidney beans, tomato sauce, chopped onion, canned chopped tomatoes, and chili seasoning packet.
  • Top whole wheat mini-bagels with peanut butter or low-fat cheese and a sliced apple.
  • Stuff whole wheat tortillas with canned black beans, lettuce, salsa, low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese, and low-fat sour cream. Or swap out the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt.
  • Microwave a potato and top with broccoli, cauliflower, and low-fat cheese or plain Greek yogurt.

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Last Revised: October 18, 2021

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