Eating For Your Health

Easy And Healthy One-Dish Dinner Recipes

by Salvador Hill

In a rush to throw together a delicious, yet healthy and simple meal tonight? If so, the good news is that all you need are a few simple ingredients, an oven-safe grill pan, and about thirty minutes of your time to whip up a delicious dinner that the whole family will love. Whether you're in the mood for flaky fish or juicy, flavorful chicken, one of these recipes is sure to please. And the best part? Since each meal can be cooked in one pan, clean-up will be a breeze.

Seasoned Fish and Green Beans

Fish is a low-fat, heart-healthy option for dinner, and this recipe works well with a variety of fish, including catfish, trout, cod, and tilapia. All you'll need to make this dish is:

  • about a pound of fish filet of your choice
  • fresh, whole green beans
  • cherry tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil

Start by spraying a quality, oven-safe cooking pan with olive oil and placing over high heat on the stove top. Then, liberally add salt and pepper to your fish filets before placing them in the pan to sear for about 20 seconds on each side. Then, remove from heat and set oven to pre-heat at 400 degrees. Meanwhile, add halved cherry tomatoes and fresh green beans to the pan, preferably in a single layer around the fish. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and pepper before placing into the oven for about 15 minutes, or until fish is opaque. Top with a sprinkling of your favorite herbs (parsley and basil are wonderful in this dish), serve, and enjoy!

Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Fish isn't everybody's cup of tea, but the good news is that you can easily cook up a delicious and flavorful chicken breast meal in about the same amount of time. For this recipe, you'll need:

  • about a pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • a few lemons (at least one for juicing)
  • minced garlic to taste
  • fresh or dried rosemary
  • petite red potatoes, washed and cut into quarters

For this recipe, there's no need to sear the chicken on the stove top. Simply toss the chicken and quartered potatoes into an oven-safe pan. Then, in a measuring cup, mix olive oil with lemon juice, minced garlic, and rosemary. Pour the mixture liberally over the chicken and potatoes, then add a few lemon slices to the top of the mixture. Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until juices in the chicken run clear. Enjoy! To find out more, contact a business like iPinium USA.