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Few of us have time to spend hours in the kitchen laboring over a gourmet dinner. Thankfully, these healthy recipes take less than an hour to whip up, use just a handful of ingredients, and will have your family hurrying to the dinner table every night!

These five affordable entrees use just ten ingredients, making them easy to prep for on a busy weeknight. Just stock up on a few staple, non-perishable items to keep your shopping trips short – you may only need to purchase the meat on a weekly basis. Add your favorite side dish, like macaroni and cheese or a Caesar salad, and you’ve got an easy, nutritious meal ready to go!

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Your 10 Ingredients:

  1. Baby Carrots
  2. Broccoli Florets
  3. Brown Rice
  4. Red Onions
  5. Tilapia
  6. Turkey Breast Tenders
  7. Pork Tenderloin
  8. Whole-Wheat Tortillas
  9. Eggs
  10. Chicken Broth (boxed or canned)

Stock the Spice Cabinet With:

Bread crumbs, cooking spray, flour, dried herbs and spices (ginger, garlic powder, sage, thyme, oregano, pepper) honey, olive or canola oil, soy sauce

 


Pork Fried Rice & Vegetables

Prep time: 10 minutesDelicious pork fried rice with vegetables recipe

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (4 servings)

2 eggs

4 tbsp chicken broth

2 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp ginger

4 tsp canola oil

1 c sliced broccoli florets

2 c rice

1 c finely diced, cooked pork tenderloin

 

Directions

  1. In medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs, broth, soy sauce, and ginger. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in nonstick skillet on medium-high for about 30 seconds. Add broccoli. Stir regularly and cook for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add rice and diced pork. Stir regularly and cook for about 2 more minutes.
  4. Reduce to medium heat. Push rice and vegetables to the edge of the pan, making a well or hole in the center of the pan. Pour egg mixture into this well.
  5. Stirring often, cook mixture for about 2 minutes until egg is well scrambled.

Soy-Glazed Turkey Breast

glazed turkey recipePrep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients (4 servings)

1 14oz boneless, skinless turkey breast tenders

2 tsp canola oil

1 tsp soy sauce

1 tbsp honey

 

 

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil.
  2. Lay turkey tenders in the center of the foil.
  3. In small bowl, whisk oil, honey, soy, and garlic together. Drizzle this mixture over the turkey tenders.
  4. Using tongs or a fork, rotate the tenders to coat them evenly with the sauce.
  5. Fold the foil into a packet with tightly sealed seams, keeping the foil loose around the tenders.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the turkey’s juices run clear. Unwrap the foil, but be careful to avoid any steam.
  7. Flip tenders and allow them to marinate in the glaze for about 10 minutes. Discard the glaze and serve tenders with your favorite vegetable or pasta side!

 

Herb-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

easy pork tenderloin recipePrep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

1 lb pork tenderloin

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp sage

1 tsp thyme

½ tsp minced garlic

¼ tsp ground black pepper

 

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cover baking sheet with foil. Place pork on foil. Drizzle foil over pork and sprinkle with sage, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub to coat pork evenly wish spices.
  3. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  4. Roast pork until juices run clear, about 30-35 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

 


Herb & Crumb-Topped Tilapia

easy seasoned tilapia recipePrep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (4 servings)

4 tbsp bread crumbs

1 tsp oregano

½ tsp powdered garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

4 tilapia fillets (5 oz each)

 

 

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Coat small baking pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, oregano, garlic, and salt to taste.
  3. Drizzle half of oil (1 tbsp) over tilapia. Rub to coat.
  4. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture on fish. Rub to coat evenly. Place in baking pan. Drizzle with remaining oil (1 tbsp).
  5. Bake until tilapia flakes easily, about 10 minutes.

Quick Turkey Pot Pie

quick turkey pie recipePrep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 26 minutes

Ingredients (4 servings)

2 tbsp flour

1 ¼ c chicken broth

1 c chopped broccoli florets

1/3 c chopped red onion

1/3 c thinly sliced baby carrots

2 tsp canola oil

1 tsp sage

¼ tsp ground black pepper

2 c chunks of cooked turkey breast

1 9-inch whole-wheat tortilla

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk flour with ¼ c chicken broth. Set mixture aside.
  2. In a skillet, combine chopped broccoli, onion, carrot, oil, sage, pepper, and salt to taste.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add reserved flour and broth mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  5. Add turkey and mix well.
  6. Spray 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Transfer skillet mixture to pie pan and cover with tortilla. Pierce tortilla several times with a knife or fork. Coat lightly with melted butter or cooking spray.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until tortilla is browned and mixture bubbles. You may want to put the pie pan on a cookie sheet to prevent juices from dripping in your oven.

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Recipes adapted from Women’s Health Magazine

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