With everything that’s already on your plate each evening, putting a healthy dinner on the table can feel like a big challenge. Having the ingredients on hand for a few simple one-pot meals can help rescue you – and your waistline – from the drive-thru. The ideas below are a breeze to prepare, and each one delivers some of the daily servings of vegetables and whole grains that can help you eat well and reduce your risk of cancer.
- Quick Vegetable Soup – Choose the veggies you like best, then pop them into a pot with some broth and herbs and bubble away. Serve with a slice of whole-grain bread.
- Easy Pasta – Boil up some whole-wheat pasta, then add broccoli florets to the cooking water for the last few minutes of cooking. Drain the pasta, return it to the pot, and toss with your favorite low-fat pasta sauce.
- Simple Stir-fry - Sauté cut-up chicken breast or tofu along with a few teaspoons of chopped fresh ginger and garlic. Add some sliced vegetables such as carrots, onion, or snow peas and cook until just tender. Serve your stir-fry with a side of brown rice.
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Source: American Cancer Society Healthy Living Newsletter – October 2010