Dinner time is the time when all the housewives try their hand at special dishes and savouries for their loved ones. It is also the time when they are all drained of their energy and need to have some free time. As mum myself, I have always had a huge battle within my mind as dinner time approaches. The battle whether I am going to try out some new dish or cook something and have some rest! The second sounds sweeter but the innocent faces of my kids and partner most of the time prevent me from choosing it. After all as a mum and a wife, I want to always give them the best!
But yes! We do need some rest! So I have put together some light dishes that takes half the time but is loved by all at home!
Veggies and Meat
One of my favourite and a very healthy dish choice is the boiled/steamed veggies with some meat. The vegetables can be anything of your choice. Carrots, beans, cabbage, broccoli and also maybe some chick peas. You should first wash and clean the vegetables and keep it on the steamer or you could even simply boil them. Add some salt and pepper to the steamed/ boiled veggies as per your taste. The meat can either be fried or finely baked in the oven after marinating it.
Soups and toast
Store bought bread toasted with some butter is also a yummy but very simple option. My kids simply love toasted bread with butter. They eat their bread soaked with some left over gravy from lunch or one of the soups that I make. I usually opt for a low fat instant soup for us as butter in the bread has enough fat for a dinner. This is a yummy choice that is also light and healthy which can also be prepared within a few minutes.
Since discovery noodle has been every kid’s delight food! My kids are especially ecstatic when they learn I am making noodle for the night! There are many fun and easy ways to cook it. The Singapore flavours instant noodles in India has a very special flavour and easily becomes everyone’s favourite! You can also make some meat to go with it. But it is not absolutely necessary and can be consumed by itself only.
Easy pasta recipe
Pasta again can simply be boiled with some salt and pepper for seasoning. You can then add some chopped vegetables and maybe an egg stir fried in butter or oil for the finish. Pasta goes great with sauces and cheese. There are many easy cheese and saucy pasta recipes that you may want to try!