Staff Favorites: Quick & Healthy Dinners

Though weekends are reserved for making fresh pasta or braising a pot roast, Cooking Light staffers turn to quick and easy ideas during the week. Here are some of our favorite go-to meals.

Tofu with Red Curry Paste, Peas, and Yellow Tomatoes Recipes
Photo: Randy Mayor

Tofu with Red Curry Paste, Peas, and Yellow Tomatoes

“I do a 20-minute vegetarian dinner by preparing Basmati rice in the rice cooker. I sauté vegetables, including canned chickpeas for protein, with plenty of aromatics. As the veggies cook, I make a quick cucumber salad of thinly sliced cukes with a little vinegar, salt, sugar, and chiles. Veggies done, I add a prepared curry simmering sauce and stir for a bit.”—Scott Mowbray, Editor

Check out this quick vegetarian curry dish featuring tofu for protein instead of canned chickpeas.
View Recipe: Tofu with Red Curry Paste, Peas, and Yellow Tomatoes

This side cucumber salad is similar to Scott's side. Sprinkle peanuts on the top for added crunch.
View Recipe: Spicy Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

 

More Ways To Get Cooking Light

Advertisement

 

JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

MOST POPULAR
1
103 Money-Saving Recipes

You'll feel good about feeding your family these creatively delectable recipes.

Shrimp, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad Budget Cooking Recipe