Fast, Easy, Healthy Meals for Busy Weeknights

By: Kristen Guilfoos Email
By: Kristen Guilfoos Email

Now that school is back in session, chances are good you're very busy, so Lisa Blink with Weight Watchers stopped by to show us some fast, healthy dinner options.

The first thing she recommends is having rotisserie chicken on hand all the time. It adds healthy protein to almost any meal and it's already pre-cooked, so you can eat it hot or cold.

Here are the recipes we made on Sunrise 7:

Chicken Chutney Sandwich:

Spread 2 tablespoons of chutney onto two slices of whole-grain bread. Top with 3 ounces of pre-cooked chicken breast and red lettuce.

Moroccan Chicken & Couscous:

Add boiling water to 1/3 cup of whole-wheat couscous and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon raisins or dried cranberries, a little ground cumin and 2 ounces of diced chicken breast. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of diced almonds.

Pizza Margherita:

Spread a prepared 2 ounce whole grain pizza crust with 1 tablespoon of prepared pesto, a few tomato slices and 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Stick pizza under broiler until cheese bubbles.

Grecian Baked Potato

Puncture a scrubbed baking or sweet potato with a fork; place on waxed paper and microwave for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together 1 tablespoon each crumbled feta cheese and low-fat plain yogurt, some finely chopped fresh spinach and 1 teaspoon of butter. Spoon onto cooked potato.

Shrimp Cobb Salad

Top fresh greens with 3 ounces of precooked shrimp, 1 slivered hard-boiled egg white, 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, 1/4 cup of diced avocado, and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of low-fat balsamic dressing.