A Healthy Dinner That’s Also Quick? How About 7 of Them?

chard soup

Whipping up a healthy meal doesn’t have to be a source of agita — or a gigantic time commitment. Each of these good-for-you dinners is ready in 25 (make that 24!) to 40 minutes.

Swiss Chard Soup: 40 min (above, from Food Network Magazine)
Swiss Chard is in charge when it comes to this satisfying soup. Cooked in a spicy caraway- and cumin-scented broth, the greens go wilt-y before being topped with hard-boiled eggs and Greek yogurt. Dinner is done in 40 minutes, i.e., less than the time it takes to catch up on an episode of Downton Abbey.

Poached Ginger Chicken: 35 min
Watercress, radishes and cucumbers tossed in a sweet-and-spicy dressing steal the show of this simpler-than-it-seems dish. After a short poach, the chicken is topped with a flavorful shallot and ginger broth.

Steak with Avocado Sauce: 30 min
In this healthier version of steak tacos, the meat takes a quick turn on the skillet before meeting up with a guacamole-inspired combination of avocado, cilantro, garlic and lime juice — not to mention a very nice hearts of palm and tomato situation. Devour the elements on their own or wrap them up in tortillas.


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